Tag: Health Care

UAW National CAP: Make two calls today to help save health care!

The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote this week on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and end Medicaid as we know it.  This mean-spirited bill, sponsored by Republican Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, would radically change our health care system, leading to unaffordable care for millions of Americans.  This bill would drastically cut coverage for seniors, children, veterans, and people with disabilities. Medicaid, the largest provider of long-term care for seniors in the country, would cease to exist as we know it in only nine years.  If passed, this bill would end federal ... Read more

Call now! Tell your Senator to vote NO on ACA Repeal!

We‘ve been asking for your help a lot recently, but we need your help now more than ever to save UAW members’ and their families’ health care. Due to your activism, Republicans in the Senate have abandoned their efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and instead are voting to fully repeal the ACA with no replacement. The consequences will be dire for all UAW members and their families. Call 1-313-528-6780 NOW to tell your Senator to vote NO on ACA Repeal! Non-Partisan experts have concluded that 32 million Americans will lose health care due to this bill, with ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on Non-Partisan CBO Study on 22 Million Americans Losing Health Coverage

On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office confirmed what has been rumored and feared about the Senate Republican health care bill written behind closed doors in Congress. The Republican’s bill is heartless and deadly. According to the Congress’ own nonpartisan CBO experts, the mean-spirited bill would force 22 million Americans to lose health care coverage completely while tens of millions will be forced to pay a lot more money for much less coverage.  Premiums will rise by an additional 20 percent next year because of this bill. The cost of health care coverage for older workers with fixed incomes could rise by ... Read more

The Senate GOP Health Care Bill is a Threat to UAW Members and Our Families

After the July 4th recess, the Senate is set to vote on a health care bill which strips insurance from 22 million Americans, guts protections for those with preexisting conditions, and brings back lifetime caps on care. Put simply, this bill is a threat to UAW members, UAW retirees, and UAW families. Please take action today — call your Senator at 1-313-528-6780. This bill is terrible for millions of Americans, is opposed by many Democrats and Republicans alike, but it is particularly bad for UAW members in a few ways. The bill: Cuts Medicaid by over $800 billion which could hurt ... Read more

Celebrate UAW Nurses on National Nurses Day

May 6 is National Nurses Day, the perfect time to celebrate our UAW nurses throughout the country and raise awareness about the importance of nursing.  This week, Local 2213 in UAW Region 2B sponsored a conference and rally in Washington, D.C. called “Nurses Take DC” which brought together 400 union and non-union nurses to discuss various topics affecting the nursing profession including patient safety, limited resources, ineffective management, and staffing ratios. Nursing has become a target of escalating, corporate-driven cutbacks across America. U.S. hospitals are devaluing the vital importance of nurses because, unlike some other hospital employees, the services nurses ... Read more

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

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 Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Cost Estimate of Ryan Health Care Plan

“The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirmed that under the Ryan health care plan Americans would be forced to pay more money for less coverage. At the same time the bill grants hundreds of billions in tax breaks to corporations and a $7 million annual tax break to the 400 wealthiest U.S. households. “The CBO confirmed that 24 million people will lose coverage by 2026, with 14 million losing coverage next year. Additionally, millions will pay thousands of dollars more in out-of-pocket costs. Industry experts estimate that older heads of households could see their health care expenses go up by ... Read more

Influential political paper names UAW President Dennis Williams a top lobbyist for 2015

Focus on auto emissions and the environment commended On Oct. 28, 2015, UAW President Dennis Williams was named as one of 2015’s Top Lobbyists by The Hill, a nonpartisan political newspaper published in Washington, D.C. This recognition comes after Williams’ tireless efforts fighting for legislation that will help UAW members, their families, and working men and women more broadly. Of special note are two issues that have been a particular focus during Williams’ administration: health care and environmental issues. Williams has made protecting UAW members’ health care a priority since being elected president in 2014. Part of that effort has ... Read more