Navigation Links
AFGE Congratulates Health and Human Services Secretary-Designate Tom Daschle

Federal Employee Union Confident Daschle Will Seek Expanded Coverage, Affordability

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the nation's largest federal employee union, congratulates former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle on his nomination to become the nation's 21st secretary of health and human services. Hearings begin today on Daschle's nomination.

"President Obama's selection of Daschle proves he is committed to making health care reform one of the top priorities of his administration," AFGE National President John Gage said. "Senator Daschle will lead the administration's health care reform push and oversee the new White House Office of Health Reform. That's a tremendous and sobering task. We know he has the experience, knowledge and tenacity to get the job done."

More than eight million active and retired government employees and their dependents are covered by the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, making it the largest employer-sponsored health insurance plan in the nation. "Average premiums have increased by more than 60 percent in the past seven years, a rate much faster than the average growth rate of national health care costs. Plan participants also have to pay more out-of-pocket costs and several popular plans have been terminated," added Gage. "AFGE is ready to work closely with Senator Daschle to expand health coverage and make health care affordable for all Americans."

AFGE is the largest federal employee union, representing 600,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.

SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Congratulates Cy Young Award Winner Cliff Lee
2. AVMA Congratulates President-Elect Obama, Highlights Key Issues
3. The National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) Congratulates President-Elect Barack Obama on Historic Win
4. Medicaid Health Plans of America Congratulates President-Elect Barack Obama on His Historic Victory and Pledges Its Full Cooperation on Finding Solutions to the Nations Health Care Challenges
5. Malaria No More Congratulates President-elect Obama and the New Congress and Urges Them to Uphold Their Strong Commitment to Eliminating Malaria
6. AHIP Congratulates President-Elect Barack Obama
7. AMA Congratulates President-Elect Obama
8. GPhA Congratulates President-Elect Barack Obama and New Congress and Urges Action on Increasing Access to Generic -- and Biogeneric -- Medicines
9. WellPoint Congratulates President-Elect Barack Obama
10. Bright Horizons Congratulates 76 Clients Named to Working Mothers 100 Best
11. The Gerontological Society of America congratulates new Hartford Doctoral Fellows
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due ... up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away ... a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental ... exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at Work Awards took place ... BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 businesses to receive an ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to extreme mood shifts ... upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there was a knife ... and say he was going to kill them. If we were driving on the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin ... companies that call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and ... This will restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... feeding the Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital for emerging technology companies. ... 2½ years that have already resulted in more than a million dollars of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- In a startling report released today, National Safety Council ... comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. Prescription ... are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, assigned ... Kentucky , New Mexico , ... 28 failing states, three – Michigan , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition ... to their offering. The ... commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. The US ageing population ... to drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. The introduction ... considerably, but development is still in its infancy. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia ... the company,s second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... Farma Colombia ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: