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Picking Up the Pieces

Six months of heroic resistance by millions of Americans has brought the Republican Trumpcare juggernaut to a dead standstill.  This week, Senate leaders officially announced that they were taking a breather from their holy crusade to gut Medicaid and deprive over 20 million of their fellow citizens of healthcare in order to give a huge […]

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What’s Next?

Last November, Trump promised to convene a special session of Congress as soon as he was sworn in to “immediately repeal and replace Obamacare.” It would happen “very, very quickly.” And with Republicans firmly in control of all three branches of government it appeared to be unstoppable. But it turns out that large majorities of Americans are […]

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Momentum!

Something big is happening. In the face of a relentless assault by the Trump Administration and the Republican Congress on the very idea of social insurance, the movement for expanded and improved Medicare for All is getting stronger every day! On April 8, activists in over 60 cities answered the Campaign for Guaranteed Healthcare’s call […]

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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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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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ACA Briefing Paper: 10 Things Unions Need to Look Out for When Bargaining Under Obamacare

10 Things Unions Need to Look Out for When Bargaining Under Obamacare
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been the law of the land since 2010. Although its key Medicaid provision has been significantly weakened by the 2013 Supreme Court decision and it remains a target for attract and disruption by the right wing, it is clearly here to stay. The ACA is a very complex piece of legislation with a number of moving parts. (download our briefing paper)

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