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The Labor Campaign believes that we will win healthcare for all when the labor movement commits all of its resources and organizing capacity to the fight for healthcare justice. We need your help to get your union, Central Labor Council and other labor-based organizations to join this effort.
What Is It? An Attack on Medicare, Marketed as “Innovation”
During the Trump Administration, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center launched a “Direct Contracting Entities” (DCEs) pilot, which has continued under the Biden Administration by a new name, ACO REACH, permitting Accountable Care Organizations — which can be insurance companies or investment firms — to be for-profit middlemen, collecting money from the federal government to reimburse primary care providers for Medicare patients. This could turn traditional Medicare primary care, and possibly other medical care, into a “Medicare Advantage”-type program. The ACO REACH program creates incentives for insurance companies and other for-profit corporations to restrict or deny access to healthcare under the guise of saving money.
MORE INFO HERE: tinyurl.com/StopACOs
Here’s How You Can Help:
1. Ask your union / organization to sign this collective letter: tinyurl.com/Letter-Stop-DCEs
2. Contact your Congressional Representative and ask that they send Sec. Becerra a letter similar to Rep. Jayapal’s. Find a template and more info here: tinyurl.com/Congress-DCE-Letter
3. Share this flyer with other labor and civic organizations and ask that they lend their voice to help stop this insidious program before it is too late! tinyurl.com/StopACOs