Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Opinion: AFSCME President McEntee: "Finance Committee Health Care Bill is Deeply Flawed"

/PRNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees:

"The Senate Finance Committee health care bill is deeply flawed. It does not come close to meeting the needs of America's working families. Nor does it meet the standards President Obama laid out in his address last week to Congress. There is no employer mandate, no public option, no help for retirees. The bill weakens state insurance regulations and taxes health plans that provide benefits for many middle class families. This bill fails to provide good, affordable coverage and does not protect families from medical bankruptcy. It is unacceptable. We call upon members of the Finance Committee to fix this bill."

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