From UnionsForSinglePayer.org

Irvin Calliste, President, Memphis AFL-CIO Labor Council, reports that the council has endorsed HR 676, national single payer health care legislation sponsored by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).

Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen is one of the 76 co-sponsors of this legislation which is also called “Expanded and Improved Medicare for All.”

The Memphis council is the third one in Tennessee to endorse HR 676. The Knoxville-Oak Ridge Area and the Nashville and Middle Tennessee labor councils, as well as the Tennessee AFL-CIO, did so earlier.

HR 676 would institute a single payer health care system by expanding a greatly improved Medicare to everyone residing in the U.S.

In the current Congress, HR 676 has 76 co-sponsors in addition to Conyers.

HR 676 has been endorsed by 593 union organizations including 142 Central Labor Councils and Area Labor Federations and 40 state AFL-CIO’s (KY, PA, CT, OH, DE, ND, WA, SC, WY, VT, FL, WI, WV, SD, NC, MO, MN, ME, AR, MD-DC, TX, IA, AZ, TN, OR, GA, OK, KS, CO, IN, AL, CA, AK, MI, MT, NE, NJ, NY, NV
& MA).

For further information, a list of union endorsers, or a sample endorsement resolution, go to UnionsForSinglePayer.org.

2 Comments

  1. Jon Eric on July 11, 2012 at 10:58 am

    merica is burdened with this tremendous debt and healthcare is the one place where we can save billions of dollars which seems to be the rights burning desire.Yet single payer healthcare, which is the answer for every other major country in the world,is one of the demonized solutions by the republicans?Our present failing system pays insurance companies 16% to administrate the program while at the same time Medicare spends 3% for administration of its program which is loved by senior citizens.While other countries put their people first in modern day America money and profit is the name of the game.Its a sad thing when for profit insurance companies are making life and death decisions based on their bottom lines.

    Jon Eric,Elm,NJ



  2. Jon Eric on July 11, 2012 at 10:59 am

    merica is burdened with this tremendous debt and healthcare is the one place where we can save billions of dollars which seems to be the rights burning desire.Yet single payer healthcare, which is the answer for every other major country in the world,is one of the demonized solutions by the republicans?Our present failing system pays insurance companies 16% to administrate the program while at the same time Medicare spends 3% for administration of its program which is loved by senior citizens.While other countries put their people first in modern day America money and profit is the name of the game.Its a sad thing when for profit insurance companies are making life and death decisions based on their bottom lines.

    Jon Eric,Elm,NJ