Labor supports Single-Payer

The AFL-CIO has decided to endorse Medicare for All.


Here is an editorial from yesterday's Capitol Times that hammers home a very important point as it pertains to the 2008 presidential race.

The AFL-CIO should sign on for a single-payer system. Then the national federation should in combination with state and local union leaders make it abundantly clear to New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards and others pursuing the Democratic nomination that it is impossible to seek the presidency as a champion of labor without embracing HR 676 and campaigning on a promise to stop tinkering around the edges of the health care crisis and address it head-on.