09 February 2008

UAW President Calls for Single-Payer

Crains Cleveland Business reports that United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger in a speech at the City Club of Cleveland urged the country to adopt a single-payer health care system.

Gettelfinger, president of the 640,000-member union since 2002, said the health care crisis, the lack of a national industrial policy and the need for improved trade agreements are at the top of his agenda.

“We believe health care should be a right, not a privilege for those who can afford it,” he said.

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