Lexington, Kentucky. The Central Kentucky Building & Construction Trades Council has endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI), reports Council President Robert Akin.
The endorsement resolution said in part: “The cost of healthcare continues to spiral out of control with no end in sight damaging families’ economic stability and adding tremendous burdens on the U.S. to compete in the world economically. As long as health care is treated as a for profit commodity this will never end.”
“We hereby resolve that the Central Kentucky Building & Construction Trades Council endorses HR 676 which will provide for a single payer universal health care system to cover all of the citizens of the U.S,” the resolution continued. “We encourage all elected officials from local, state and national governments to support this common sense, equal to all, and just effort to solve one of the greatest problems that the U.S.A. faces at this time,” the resolution concluded.