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Campaign for Guaranteed Healthcare Launched

Our country is at a critical crossroads: we cannot afford to go further down the road of poor access paid for by high and rising costs, and we won’t stand by while Medicare is voucherized, Medicaid is block-granted, the Veterans Administration privatized, and public support for workers’ and low-income peoples’ healthcare is cut. Instead, we […]

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New LCSP Briefing Paper: Multi-Employer Plans, Taft-Hartley Funds & Single Payer Healthcare

Unions often participate in multi-employer plans and Taft-Hartley health and welfare funds to provide healthcare coverage for their members.  These plans often provide some of the best healthcare available to working class Americans, especially for workers in temporary jobs and jobs with irregular hours, multiple employers and/or low wages. This briefing paper shows how a […]

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Register for the 2017 National Single Payer Strategy Conference! Join hundreds of union activists and leaders.

Register Now Registration is now open for the National Single Payer Strategy Conference in New York City, January 13 through 15, 2017. This year’s conference will be jointly sponsored by the LaborCampaign for Single Payer, Healthcare NOW and One Payer States with a fully integrated joint agenda and workshops. The registration page is administered by […]

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What We Learned in Chicago

The 2016 National Single Payer Strategy Conference was truly an historic event. For the first time in decades, national single payer advocacy organizations came together around a joint agenda and focused on building unity and strategic clarity as we work to finish the job and make healthcare a right for everyone in America. The conference […]

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Healthcare PowerPoint for Trade Unionists

Healthcare is at the heart of every battle unions face today.  Every contract dispute and campaign is connected to health insurance: Whose going to pay what share of the premium? How much more are the co-payments and deductibles going to be? Employers are increasing the number of hours needed to work to qualify for coverage. […]

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ACA Briefing Paper: Turning Chevys Into Cadillacs: The ACA Excise Tax and the Future of Healthcare Bargaining

Beginning in 2018, the so-called “Cadillac Tax”—a 40% excise tax on all health insurance plan costs in excess of certain limits–will take effect. This tax has the potential to turn every contract negotiation into a war zone. This briefing paper will help answer the following questions: What is the excise tax? Why do they call […]

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DNC votes down single payer… again. But the genie can’t be put back in the bottle.

Despite the fact that 81% of all Democrats support single payer, this past Saturday the full DNC Platform committee voted 92 to 66 against an amendment that would have added Medicare for All to the Democratic Party platform. Michael Lighty from National Nurses United proposed the amendment. “If this is controversial in this room,” he […]

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