Two more central labor councils have endorsed HR 676, single payer
healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).
One hundred and sixteen central labor councils (CLC’s) and Area Labor
Federations (ALF’s) have now endorsed the Conyers bill.
In South Dakota, President James Larson reports that the Sioux Falls
Trades and Labor Assembly AFL-CIO endorsed HR 676.
In California, the Sacramento Central Labor Council AFL-CIO reports that
it has endorsed HR 676.
WHAT IS HR676
HR 676 would institute a single payer health care system in the U.S. by
expanding a greatly improved Medicare system to every resident.
HR 676 would cover every person in the U. S. for all necessary medical
care including prescription drugs, hospital, surgical, outpatient
services, primary and preventive care, emergency services, dental, mental
health, home health, physical therapy, rehabilitation (including for
substance abuse), vision care, chiropractic and long term care.
HR 676 ends deductibles and co-payments. HR 676 would save billions
annually by eliminating the high overhead and profits of the private
health insurance industry and HMOs.
HR 676 currently has 92 co-sponsors in addition to Conyers. Co-sponsors
and bill text are here:
HR 676 has been endorsed by 463 union organizations in 49 states including
116 Central Labor Councils and Area Labor Federations and 39 state
AFL-CIO’s (KY, PA, CT, OH, DE, ND, WA, SC, WY, VT, FL, WI, WV, SD, NC, MO,
MN, ME, AR, MD-DC, TX, IA, AZ, TN, OR, GA, OK, KS, CO, IN, AL, CA, AK, MI,
MT, NE, NY, NV & MA).
For further information, a list of union endorsers, or a sample
endorsement resolution, contact:
All Unions Committee For Single Payer Health Care–HR 676
c/o Nurses Professional Organization (NPO)
1169 Eastern Parkway, Suite 2218
Louisville, KY 40217
(502) 636 1551