SEIU to Congress: Get Moving on Healthcare Reform

Powerful union wants healthcare reform legislation passed soon.  The powerful Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has blasted Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) for his opposition to making Medicare available to Americans aged 55 – 64 as part of healthcare reform.  SEIU strongly supports the expansion of Medicare, a move that Lieberman supported as recently as last September.

According to Andy Stern, SEIU president, “We have a handful of senators who think their point of view is so essential that they can stop progress.  We think it’s time to take a vote, let the chips fall where they may.”

Stern expressed hope that some of the union’s healthcare reform objectives will be resolved in conference committee, which ultimately will resolve the Senate and House versions of the legislation.

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