PITTSBURGH, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers union, today said that the union is pleased with the progress that has been made to make health insurance reform legislation fairer for working families.
Gerard said: "Let's be clear, no legislation is ever perfect. But for generations we've been fighting for health care for all in the United States, and we are too close to reaching a historical milestone on this long journey to turn back now.
Our union and others in the labor movement have worked hard to fight for reform that helps working families and that will lower the cost of health care for all Americans. It appears we've been able to improve reform for all working families – not just those in a union - with several significant changes to the proposed excise tax on expensive health care plans. We're pleased with the progress but that doesn't mean we'll stop working to make this bill better."
Some of the proposed changes include:
The USW represents 850,000 workers in the U.S., Canada and Caribbean employed in the industries of metals, rubber, chemicals, paper, oil refining and the service sector. For more information: www.usw.org/.
Contact: Connie Mabin, 412-562-2616, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)
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