The Labor Campaign for Single Payer today joined the growing number of nurses, doctors and other healthcare advocates who have responded to President Obama’s State of the Union challenge to “let him know” if there is a better approach that “will bring down premiums, bring down the deficit, cover the uninsured, strengthen Medicare, and stop insurance company abuses.”
In a letter (attached) sent to the White House, the 35 labor leaders on the LCSP Steering Committee called the current stalemate on healthcare legislation unacceptable to the American people. “[W]e respectfully submit that taking single payer off the table was both a strategic and tactical mistake,” they said. None of the proposals currently under consideration “meet the test of equity or justice.” Instead, “A Medicare-for-All system would be far more cost effective than any of the proposed current reforms based on continuation of for-profit, market-based insurance. And it is a program that Americans are already familiar with–a solution right at our fingertips.”
To view the LCS-P letter to President Obama, click here.