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Take My Benefits Please! Medicare System in Crisis

Mark Dudzic

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1-18-20

Employment-based Health Care Has Become an Anchor Around the Neck of the U.S. Working Class

At the June 2019 House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Medicare for All, Texas Republican Kevin Murphy lamented, “That great health care plan that your union negotiated for you? It’s gone. Banned under Medicare for All.”

A right-wing congressman with a 7 percent lifetime voting score from the AFL-CIO crying crocodile tears for great union health care plans can be easily dismissed as just another absurdity of the increasingly dysfunctional American political system. But when Joe “the workingman’s friend” Biden repeats the charge almost word for word and when AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka insists—on Fox News no less!—that “if there isn’t some way to have our plans integrated into the system, then we would not.....

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https://www.globalresearch.ca/take-my-benefits-please-medicare-system-in-crisis/5700943