The AFL-CIO has endorsed the National Day of Action to Protect, Improve and Expand Medicare to All being organized by Healthcare-NOW! and our national allies on July 30, 2015. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka circulated this letter to the AFL’s 56 affiliated unions and their 12.5 million members, urging them to mobilize for Medicare’s 50th Anniversary, because:
[A]dopting “Improved Medicare for All” is the only solution to the increasing cost and access problems of our current healthcare system.adopting “Improved Medicare for All” is the only solution to the increasing cost and access problems of our current healthcare system.
You can use this online tool to find contact information for the state AFL-CIO and central labor councils in your area to get them involved in a Medicare’s 50th action you are involved in.
Check here for Healthcare-NOW!’s comprehensive list of Medicare’s 50th anniversary actions being organized across the country.