STATEMENT: Utility Workers Applaud Introduction of Medicare for All Act of 2019
WASHINGTON, DC (DATE) – Today Senator Bernie Sanders introduced the Medicare for All Act of 2019. The Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) released the following statement from President Michael Langford in support of the legislation:
“Access to high quality, affordable health coverage is a basic human right. While the Affordable Care Act took significant steps toward expanding coverage, millions of people remain uninsured or underinsured.
“Rising health care costs including prescription drug prices and insurance deductibles remain one of the biggest pressures on family budgets from working families to retirees. This legislation goes far to control health care spending, improve public health and provide lifesaving care. Passage of a single-payer national health insurance model would be an important step toward leveling the playing field between rich and poor, sick and healthy and young and old.”