When Republicans tout their “free market” based American Health Care Act, they sometimes claim that swarms of Canadians flee their single-payer government health care system for medical treatment stateside.
Kay Tillow of Louisville just chuckles.
“It’s a myth,” says the longtime champion of a U.S. single-payer system.
The Kentuckian is not a fan of the Affordable Care Act. But she says the newly unveiled GOP alternative “is horrible—more cruel and diabolical than the ACA.”
Our union brothers and sisters in the federal workforce are under attack like never before, and they need your help right away.
Call 1-855-976-5397 today to stand up for the union rights of federal employees!
Right now, Congress is working on the most extreme union-busting bills we've seen yet. Anti-government employee lawmakers are trying to rush through bills that limit union rights and silence workplace whistleblowers.
Tomorrow, Thursday, 3/16, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 1259, the first of three bills to take away our right to representation, steal the pensions of workers who use official time to represent us, and make it impossible for AFGE to stand up for our members and all government workers.
This just in from Daniel Lowry, Kentucky Democratic Party communications coordinator:
Here's a link to the quick video on "Bevin's Blunder" and a slideshow of some responses from Kentuckians on Bevin saying he was "personally disgusted" by opponents of charter schools and that teachers were out for "power and money and not our students."
There's not much we can do to change the anti-union editorializing of newspapers.
But Tim Donoghue, president of the Northern Kentucky AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, emailed us a good example of how we can effectively get our message out in the media: via guest columns or op-ed articles.