Support for Universal Healthcare

As trade unionists we believe that every person has the right to affordable, quality health care. Sadly, 45 million people in the U.S. are still without health care coverage and tens of millions more lack adequate coverage.

According to the Citizens Health Care Working Group, established by Congress, having held public hearings across the country, the basic health care needs of most Americans are either inadequately met or the costs are growing out of control.

Pride At Work has been a part of a growing national movement to pass a national health care program to provide an efficient and effective means of delivering universal single-payer health care to all. This movement, which is being led by labor leaders, health care workers and community organizations, recognize that America’s health care crisis cannot be resolved at the bargaining table and requires a universal solution.

Further, any health care reform must include the full range of services to meet the unique needs of the LGBT community, including transgender, intersex, and people of color regardless of economic or immigrant status.

Be it resolved, that Pride At Work calls on Congress and State legislatures to pass comprehensive health care reform that will provide health care for all Americans.