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What the GOP health care bill really says about pre-existing conditions

President Trump says the revised House GOP health care bill would protect people with pre-existing conditions, but a multitude of experts and advocates beg to differ. The latest change to the bill, called the MacArthur amendment after its author, Republican House member Tom MacArthur, would allow states to opt out of several key Obamacare insurance regulations. Read more on money.cnn.com >>>     Photo by Calleamanecer (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Tell Congress Not to Take Health Care Coverage from Working Families

Virtually everything working people have gained to improve health and retirement security since the 1940s is now at risk, including Medicare, Medicaid, workplace health plans, the Affordable Care Act and Social Security. Republicans in Congress are rushing to approve legislation that effectively would end these programs without providing a replacement for the 30 million Americans who will become uninsured. Working People Shouldn’t Lose Health Care Coverage: Repealing the Affordable Care Act without any replacement would collapse the insurance market and strip coverage from 30 million Americans. Workplace Coverage Shouldn’t Be Gutted While the Wealthy Gain Tax Breaks: GOP proposals include ... Read more

House GOP health bill changes exempt members of Congress

A new amendment to the House Republicans’ ObamaCare replacement bill exempts members of Congress and their staff from its effects. The new changes to the bill would allow states to apply for waivers for certain ObamaCare provisions, such as a ban on insurers charging premiums based on a customer’s health and the requirement that insurers’ basic health plans cover certain services, like prescription drugs and mental health. Read more on thehill.com >>>

Call Now! Stop GOP’s New Health Care Bill

In March, House Republicans tried to pass the “American Health Care Act”, also known as the AHCA. Thanks to your activism, Speaker Ryan pulled the bill and it was not voted on. The AHCA would have repealed and replaced the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare. It would have given millionaires, billionaires, and insurance and pharmaceutical companies huge tax breaks, while taxing good health insurance plans, like those bargained for by the UAW, to pay for them. Enter your phone number to be connected to your Congressional Representative and tell them to oppose the new plan to tax your health ... Read more

STATEMENT FROM UAW PRESIDENT DENNIS WILLIAMS ON GORSUCH CONFIRMATION PROCESS

Today is a sad day for hard working Americans that help build our great country and keep us moving forward. Judge Neil Gorsuch – the most recent nominee to the United States Supreme Court – has a clearly demonstrated track record of issuing rulings and judicial opinions which side against working people and instead align with powerful corporations and the well connected.  On this basis alone, he should not be granted a lifetime appointment to the most important court in the land. From his judicial opinions and prior public statements, Judge Gorsuch has given no indication that he will fight ... Read more

Attend a Congressional Town Hall Near You

In the coming days, your Congressional representative may be holding a town hall near you. UAW members, retirees and family members across the country have committed to attending these meetings to make our voice heard. Will you join them? You must live in your Congressional Representative's Congressional District (CD) in order to attend. Some zip codes contain more than one Congressional District, so be sure to enter your zip code below, and click "GO," enter your full address on the page that loads. Then, once you know your Congressional District and Rep., enter your zip code on the Town Hall Map ... Read more

Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch will weaken worker rights, favor corporate interests

  Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, has a long history of pushing an agenda that favors big corporations over working people. Would Weaken Worker Protections. Gorsuch opposes Supreme Court rulings that empower federal agencies to enforce worker protections. (Newsweek, 1/27/17) Fought to Give Corporations Greater Protections in Court. Gorsuch argued for courts to protect corporations from class-action lawsuits by individual consumers, even in cases of securities fraud. (Washington Legal Foundation, April 2005) Criticized Individuals Bringing Cases to the Supreme Court. Gorsuch criticized people who brought cases to the Supreme Court to protect their rights, calling it ... Read more

Letter to Senators from UAW President Dennis Williams Opposing Neil Gorsuch

Dear Senator: On behalf of the more than one million active and retired members of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, UAW, I am writing in strong opposition to the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. If confirmed, he would continue to tilt the playing field away from working people and in the favor of corporations and the well connected. In his judicial opinions, public statements, and writings, Judge Gorsuch has consistently sided with powerful corporations over working Americans. Judge Gorsuch’s judicial philosophy and public statements strongly suggest that ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on Passage of S.J. Res. 27

The following is a statement from UAW President Dennis Williams regarding today’s passage of S.J. Res. 27 Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness.” In a slap to the face of American workers, the Senate vote today to rollback workplace protections that have existed for over forty years. This bill puts workers’ lives and well-being at great risk. It recklessly eliminates common sense, long standing recordkeeping policies that simply required large employers in hazardous industries to keep their health ... Read more

Massive Cuts to Medicare & Medicaid Ryan Health care Bill Puts Retirement At Risk

The Ryan Health Care Bill puts retirement at risk by making massive cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. Speaker Ryan and House Republicans want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and replace it with a bill that gives millions in tax breaks to the rich. They want to pay for those tax breaks by taxing your benefits and stealing Medicare and Medicaid funds. We need you to take action to stop this bill by calling your congressional representative at (866) 829-3298 and saying vote NO on Ryan’s health care plan. All Americans, including hardworking UAW members and ... Read more