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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:13 PM
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UFCW ON SENATOR BAUCUS’ FINANCE COMMITTEE HEALTH CARE BILL

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 17, 2009

Contact: Jim Papian, UFCW, 202-466-1564



STATEMENT FROM THE

UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS INTERNATIONAL UNION (UFCW)

ON SENATOR BAUCUS’ FINANCE COMMITTEE HEALTH CARE BILL



Washington, D.C. - “Rather than advancing the goals of making health care more affordable for working Americans and controlling the spiraling costs of insurance, the bill by Senator Max Baucus aggravates an already dire situation.



This bill encourages large employers to duck responsibility for providing health care to their workers, potentially passes on thousands of dollars in premiums onto hardworking middle class families, and raises taxes on the few who may still have benefits. With no public option to keep insurance companies honest, these premiums will suck up an ever-increasing share of a worker’s salary, while reducing benefits in their plan.”



UFCW International President Joe Hansen said, “There is another more productive, more prudent path. Thanks to the hard work of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the U.S. House of Representatives – we know that we can do better. We can have a solution to this health care crisis based on shared responsibility, lower costs for working Americans, and better, more efficient, health care for all.”



The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) represents more than 1.3 million workers, primarily in the retail, meatpacking, food processing and poultry industries.



UFCW News Service
www.ufcw.org


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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:17 PM
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1. May baucus monstrosity die in committee
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