Kentucky State AFL-CIO

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Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans have finally released their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act - devised in secret because it slashes life-saving coverage for people with pre-existing conditions - all to be able to give a tax break to millionaires and pharmaceutical companies.

It also results in the loss of Medicaid coverage to 535,400 Kentuckians, raises premiums by thousands of dollars for seniors, and results in a loss of over 100,000 jobs here in Kentucky by 2022.

By Mike Elk

A growing wave of strikes by exploited Latino construction workers is poised to breed new energy into the Southern labor movement this summer. 

By Sean McGarvey

Once upon a time, conservative columnists like George Will could have been counted upon to offer thoughtful, reasoned and, most importantly, well-researched analysis on public policy issues.

By Tom Eblen

Thank you to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this.

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No wonder Sen. Mitch McConnell hasn’t wanted anyone to see his plan for taking health insurance away from millions of poor and working-class Americans.

McConnellcare — more accurately called McConnelldoesn’tcare — would set new limits on Medicaid spending for the poorest 20 percent of citizens and two-thirds of elderly people in nursing homes. It also would phase out the 2014 Medicaid expansion, which brought coverage to more than 400,000 uninsured Kentuckians.

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The Republicans’ new plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act will confiscate health care benefits from millions of people, hand a big tax break to the wealthy few while taxing working people’s health benefits.

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