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Local 267 Hosts
Health Care Meeting


Just Health Care ...

At UE Local 267’s October membership meeting, political leaders and other members of the community joined the local for a slide-show presentation of the Labor Party’s ‘Just Health Care’ plan and a discussion of the health care crisis. After a discussion of problems with the current health-care system, UE members heard a presentation of how Just Health Care would provide quality health care for everyone, with no co-pays, premiums or deductibles, and with full choice of doctors.

A representative from Bernie Sanders’ office emphasized the Independent Congressman’s longtime support for a national health-care system like Just Health Care, then described Sanders’ work to bring down prices for prescription drugs by allowing U.S. pharmacists to import drugs from Canada, where prices are much lower. Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Ed Flanagan blasted his opponent’s role in gutting Sanders’ bill in the Senate and contrasted it with his own commitment to fight for a Just Health Care-style system. A representative from Progressive Anthony Pollina’s campaign for governor said that Pollina was in full support of the Labor Party’s Just Health Care program.

Also in attendance were Deb Richter, president of Physicians for a National Health Program, Progressive candidate for state representative Richard Kemp, and members of UE Local 221 and the Teamsters.

Local 267 represents workers at the University of Vermont.

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