Navigation Links
AFGE Congratulates Health and Human Services Secretary-Designate Tom Daschle
Date:1/8/2009

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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Studies show evidence that carotenoids and antioxidants derived either from ... these patients. , But how often do ophthalmologists and optometrists in Sweden recommend the ... of or with early symptoms of AMD? A study published recently in ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Everybody has their own personal preference when it comes to ... some people don't like it at all. FindaTopDoc took a look at what makes ... can give readers a taste of their deepest, darkest fantasies and has the ability ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Georgia State University will ... 20. , The two-day conference is focused on advancing scientific knowledge about the ... lives and eliminating racial breast cancer-related disparities. The conference theme is “Illuminating Actionable ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Ross Insurance ... With the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) recent update of flood zones, more ... 2012, the Biggert-Waters Act was enacted to reflect the actual risk in flood ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... planning services to communities in the greater Chicago metropolitan area, is embarking on ... to underprivileged youth in Chicago. , Founded in 1897, Hephzibah Children’s Association is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/8/2017)... 2017  Less than a month ago, amateur hackers ... companies, including hospital networks, in over 150 countries. ... the largest online extortion attempts ever recorded. With the ... is imperative that providers understand where the risks lie, ... — and many other very real cyber threats.  ...
(Date:6/7/2017)... 7, 2017  Novavax, Inc., (Nasdaq: NVAX ) ... 2 trials of its RSV F protein recombinant nanoparticle vaccine ... have been published in the journal Vaccine ... in prior scientific conferences). The Company previously announced top ... is developing the RSV F Vaccine with the goal of ...
(Date:6/3/2017)... INDIANAPOLIS , June 3, 2017  Eli ... today announced that results from the Phase 3 ... kinase (CDK)4 & 6 inhibitor, in combination with ... treatment with fulvestrant alone in women with hormone-receptor-positive ... advanced breast cancer who have relapsed or progressed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: