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New Hampshire AFL-CIO Endorses HR 676

From UnionsForSinglePayer.org

“On Saturday, May 4th the New Hampshire AFL-CIO unanimously passed a resolution supporting HR 676 and the adoption of a national single payer health care system that covers all Americans for all necessary medical care including prescription drugs and dental,” reported President Mark MacKenzie.

New Hampshire is the 42nd State AFL-CIO Federation to endorse HR 676, Expanded and Improved Medicare for All, sponsored by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).

“HR 676 will save hundreds of billions of dollars by eliminating the private health insurance industry with its high overhead and profits,” said MacKenzie.

“As President of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO I am proud to have our members actively participate in the movement to win passage of HR 676 and to make health care a human right.”

On May 21, 2013, HR 676 gained another co-sponsor in Congress with the addition of Danny Davis (IL-7). HR 676 now has 42 co-sponsors.

Comments

3 Responses to “New Hampshire AFL-CIO Endorses HR 676”
  1. Mary says:

    Lovely ! I love you New Hampshire !!!! Good People !!!
    I hope this sets a Trend across this whole country.

  2. Lynn O'Connell says:

    The Boston Tragedy could be a unique & powerful platform to rally the AFL-CIO & all Massachusetts residents for HR676. The stark contrast is between comprehensive nationwide HR676 versus charity funds being set up for specific individuals needing healthcare (in this case, the bombing victims). I’m interested to hear about the leadership role that Healthcare-NOW might be playing to mobilize in Boston & make Boston the “shot heard round the USA” in the revolution to convince Obama to trade HR676 in place of “Obamacare”. Press the opposition to explain why they would reject less costly, less complicated, more comprehensive HR676. HC-NOW Director Ben Day lives in Boston & has this potentially huge opportunity at his doorstep to lead us all closer to HR676 “Medicare For All” victory. Please let us all know how we can get involved in a Boston-fueled revolution.

  3. James Mansfield says:

    Thanks Lynn for the notice: we really have to make this happen as quickly as possible, and as soon as Medicare is an option, the people will flock to it voluntarily, leaving other plans. Please be sure to copy and paste the following docs.google note–> https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-n5fRikE7XnRzFGM0hSWVdsZVU/edit?usp=sharing