Navigation Links
Union Representing VA Workers Launch Nationwide Radio Campaign, Web Site and Viral Videos for Full VA Funding
Date:7/9/2008

AFGE Says McCain Wrong on Veterans Health Care

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) launched a nationwide radio ad campaign raising serious concerns about Senator McCain's commitment to veterans' health care. In addition to the radio ads, AFGE, which represents employees in the Department of Veterans Affairs, launched a Web site, http://www.fundtheva.com, and a series of YouTube ads featuring union veterans voicing their concerns about McCain's controversial veterans health care platform.

"As one of the most prominent veterans in the country and the ranking minority member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator McCain is now in a position to do something that will have a long range impact on the health care of his fellow veterans," says AFGE President John Gage. "We feel strongly that the proposals made by McCain, one of the nation's most high profile veterans, are misguided and unjust."

Sen. McCain has stated that he plans to offer veterans' vouchers to receive care at private, for-profit health care facilities - a move that would be would be tantamount to dismantling the current Veterans Health Administration (VHA), which is widely regarded as the nation's foremost medical health care system.

Both the radio ad and the YouTube ads feature veterans expressing concerns about the McCain voucher plan calling it a means of privatizing veterans' health care and undermining the solvency of the VA. In the radio ad, AFGE member Phil Glover says that McCain's plan, "would be the end of the VA - the end of the promise and the start of a huge boondoggle for big corporations."

"While the VA faces challenges, many of its short falls can be directly attributed to a lack of funding," said J. David Cox, AFGE National Secretary-Treasurer who is also a former VA nurse. "We urge all members of Congress to sup
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. ACS Forum to Showcase Innovative Healthcare Model for European Union
2. TransUnion and Benchmark Revenue Management Partner to Deliver Comprehensive Revenue Cycle Offering
3. Major Union Questions PA Pension Fund, Calls on PSERS to Protect Workers, Retirees
4. TransUnions Enhanced Revenue Manager(SM) Improves Patient Financial Assistance, Assessments and Hospital Productivity
5. 12th Annual Fetal Surgery Family Reunion Gathers Families From Across the U.S. and Canada
6. Consumers Union Supports Proposed Expansion of Medicare Policy to Withhold Payments to Hospitals That Harm Patients
7. New Roche Chlamydia Test Approved for Use in European Union
8. Caregivers Protest Foley & Lardners Union Busting & Intimidation
9. National Staff Nurses Union Endorses Obama for President; UAN Leaders Cite Obamas Commitment to Working Families, Health Care Solutions
10. Service Employee Unions Latest Attack on RNs Parrots McCains Attack on Obamas Health Plan
11. Union Links Resurrection Rating Downgrades to Poor Management
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/28/2015)... Pitching speed, player’s height, and pitching for ... elbow injuries, according to new research released today at the ... Day. , “Our findings indicate that a 10 inch increase ... of a history of injury, a 10 mile per hour ... of a history of injury, and playing for more than ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 ... injuries is a growing field in orthopaedic medicine. While ... labral tear to confirm the pain etiology, research presented ... ( AOSSM ) Specialty Day suggests that pain relief ... following arthroscopic hip surgery. , “Our study looked ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 ... option for patients with Type V AC joint injuries, ... The study, presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society ... military personnel returned to duty faster when surgery was ... 24 patients, with 7 receiving surgical treatment and 17 ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... March 28, 2015 Andrew Hawley of Vintage ... Who psychedelic concert posters. The Who and the Doors played ... August 2, 1968. According to Hawley, “The Who toured the ... halls and college campuses. Perhaps the most famous Who poster ... Morrison and the Doors on August 2, 1968 at the ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... Omaha, NE (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 ... leader in healthcare staffing, including physical therapy jobs, ... exhibitor at the Ohio Physical Therapy Association Annual ... the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, OH. ... programming, networking opportunities, and exhibits with products and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Researchers Highlight Shoulder and Elbow Injury Possibility in Youth Players 2Health News:Pain Injections for Hip Arthroscopy Patients May Not Predict Surgical Outcomes 2Health News:For Type V AC Joint Injuries, Early Surgery May Not Be the Best Approach 2Health News:Avid Collector from Vintage Rock Posters, Inc. Announces His Search For Original 1960's Who Psychedelic Concert Posters. 2Health News:Healthcare Staffing Leader, Aureus Medical Group, to Exhibit at the Ohio Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference 2
... , ... "Company") (Nasdaq: CMED ), a leading China-based,medical device company ... its unaudited financial results,for the second fiscal quarter ended September ... on March 31, 2010 ("FY2009"). , , ...
... , PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 18 Despite ... a wide variety of charities as part of the ... approximately 50 percent match, communities in Regence,s four-state region ... to serving those in need is an important cornerstone ...
... Nov. 18 GettingHired, LLC , an ... announced today that it has secured $3 million of additional ... employment portal in the USA as well as final development ... initiative supporting the long term disability and workers, compensation insurance ...
... , , NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., ... ) announced today that it has acquired Hospital Internists of ... Internists of Westerly (HIW), based in Westerly, Rhode Island. The ... additional states, raising the company,s presence to 21 states. The ...
... may be continuous, infection state unclear , WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18 ... genital lesions, never truly goes into a dormant state, new ... it,s not causing an outbreak, the virus is shedding tiny ... study did not specifically address whether or not the very ...
... Plavix bested by latest anti-clotting alternatives , WEDNESDAY, Nov. ... three new trials suggest that the latest generation of ... clopidogrel (Plavix). , In one study, dabigatran etexilate (marketed ... is not yet approved in the United States) proved ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 2Health News:China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 3Health News:China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 4Health News:China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 5Health News:China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 6Health News:China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 7Health News:China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 8Health News:China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 9Health News:China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 10Health News:China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 11Health News:China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 12Health News:China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 13Health News:China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 14Health News:Regence Employees Give Nearly $1.3 Million to Charity in Two-Week Period 2Health News:GettingHired Announces Additional Funding for Continued Growth as Well as R&D of New Product for Long Term Disability and Workers' Comp. 2Health News:GettingHired Announces Additional Funding for Continued Growth as Well as R&D of New Product for Long Term Disability and Workers' Comp. 3Health News:IPC The Hospitalist Company Acquires Two New England Practices 2Health News:Genital Herpes May Never Go Dormant 2Health News:Genital Herpes May Never Go Dormant 3Health News:Newer Blood Thinners May Outperform Old Standbys 2Health News:Newer Blood Thinners May Outperform Old Standbys 3
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Medicure Inc. (the ... Directors has approved the grant of an aggregate of ... employees and consultants of the Company pursuant to the ... set to expire on the tenth anniversary of the ... the third anniversary of the date of grant and ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - ... Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D), welcomes the 2015-2016 Quebec ... a working group on the biopharmaceutical industry. However, the ... budget. "We commend the government,s intent to ... announcement of measures to promote Quebec,s ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Biopharmaceutical Industry Leads Manufacturing Sector in R&D Spending ... as the country,s manufacturing leader in innovation and economic ... to the  analysis , the industry had the highest ... accounting for 27 percent of average annual R&D spending ... on Medicare Part D - Medicare Part D ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Quebec 2015-2016 Budget: Rx&D welcomes fiscal discipline and biopharma working group, but the decrease in government spending on medicines is questioned 2Quebec 2015-2016 Budget: Rx&D welcomes fiscal discipline and biopharma working group, but the decrease in government spending on medicines is questioned 3Week in Review: The Latest from PhRMA 2
... 28 Amira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that it ... a novel LPA1 antagonist, in normal, healthy subjects. ... exploring the therapeutic value of AM152, a potentially novel ... safety, pharmacodynamic (PD) and pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of this ...
... Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority ... latest orthopedics research data including information for multiple ... extremity devices. MRG orthopedic biomaterial reports ... and material, hyaluronic acid viscosupplementation treatments by number ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Amira Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of Phase I Clinical Trial for AM152, A Novel LPA1 Antagonist 2New Orthopedic Market Research Data Covering Multiple Geographies Released by Millennium Research Group 2
Sealing Mat for 96-well, 2.0ml, Deep Well, Square Available Sterile...
Silicone Compression Mat, Bulk...
MicroAmp Full Plate Covers, which are manufactured from PCR-compatible rubber, are non-sterile, autoclavable and guaranteed reusable up to five times....
96-Well PCR Plate Sealing Mat...
Medicine Products: