AFL-CIO Reaffirms Commitment to Single Payer--Demands Fixes to ACA

Los Angeles. The just concluded AFL-CIO convention reaffirmed its commitment to a single payer health care system while demanding that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) be fixed to protect Taft-Hartley (multiemployer) plans, to end the excise tax, to make employers cover workers who average 20 hours a week, to require construction companies with 5 or more employees to provide health care, to penalize companies who dump their workers onto Medicaid, plus more.

Some of the debate on the resolution can be seen here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpVOf9Qsmno

Full text of the resolution can be found here:

http://www.aflcio.org/About/Exec-Council/Conventions/2013/Resolutions-an...