Tag: Obamacare

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

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 The AHCA would have repealed and replaced the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare.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

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

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

Hillary Clinton: A fighter for equal pay for women

When women thrive, America thrives. Eliminating the gender pay gap, ensuring access to child care and elder care, securing reproductive rights and access to health care, keeping the workplace free from violence including sexual assault and harassment – effectively addressing these issues helps everyone in America, not just women. “Too often, these are called women’s issues,” said Hillary Clinton. “Well, I am a proud lifelong fighter for women’s issues because I firmly believe what’s good for women is good for America.” Unions help in the fight for improving women’s lives. Unions reduce the pay gap between men and women, a ... Read more

UAW President Williams’ Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Obamacare Subsidy Decision (King v. Burwell)

“Let us now turn the page to give the American people the certainty that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gives American families. The United States Supreme Court made a bold statement today that the Washington D.C. culture of political gamesmanship on issues that affect American’s daily lives – indeed their very health — is over. Today’s decision will ensure that over six million will continue to receive health care coverage and will not have to choose between going to the doctor or paying for food and shelter. Congress should now work to expand and strengthen the ACA by adding a ... Read more