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AFSCME INTERNATIONAL SUPPORTS UNIVERSAL SINGLEPAYER HEALTHCARE

  Continuing the Fight for Universal Health Care RESOLUTION NO. 25 WHEREAS: Rationing health care in the United States according to ability to pay has diminished the overall health of our citizens, to the point that the U.S. ranks 35th in the world in health outcomes, and even worse for infant mortality and life expectancy, yet ranks first in health care costs; and WHEREAS: The pandemic has clearly shown that no one's health nor their health insurance is secure with the number of Americans without health insurance being nearly 30 million, and 50 million Americans underinsured, with the impacts most severe among people of color; and WHEREAS: AFSCME has fought for and won health insurance coverage for our members throughout the U.S. However, the rising cost of health care has been used by employers to shift these costs onto the backs of workers, leveraging these increased costs against our wages and other benefits; has weakened our job security; and has placed severe pr

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