Washington, D.C. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National Capital Area Council 1 has endorsed HR 676, single payer health care legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).
The AFGE Capital Council represents thousands of federal employees in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. Thomas O. Murphy reports that at Council 1’s June 10th meeting a motion will be presented urging the August National Convention of AFGE to support HR 676.
Five percent of all federal employees, over 250,000, are unable to afford health insurance under the Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan.