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Nurses Union Plea to Senate: Reject Butcher Price, Poised to Decapitate Health Care Access if Confirmed as Health and Human Services Secretary
Deborah Burger RN, Co-President, National Nurses United ("NNU")
National Nurses United the nations largest nurses union is calling on the
Senate to reject the nomination of Representative Tom Price, Donald Trumps choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services. citing Prices plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, support for privatization, opposition to reproductive rights for women, and proposals to reduce
federal support for Medicaid:
Our union represents registered nurses. They are that canaries in the Coal Minethe ones who see the effects of the horrific priorities of this nation. They see people all the time who are continuing to suffer from the ongoing consequences of a health care system thats based on the ability to pay and profiteering and not on patient need. The Price nomination will make that crisis for so many people far worse because of his history and the philosophy that he represents, which is basically further transference of our health and security to a profiteering, private-focused health care systemto further deny proper health care services to millions of Americans.
Having said that the NNU will talk about the ways we can demonstrate a change of direction by showing a real aggressive advocacy for working people, and a move away from the priorities of Wall Street, which includes the corporate health-care industry, who profiteers off of people being in pain and sick.
Sanders Hammers Republicans on Health Care
During a recent speech on the Senate floor about health care , Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) lambasted Congressional Republicans on their upcoming proposals to repeal The Affordable Care Act without any plan on how to replace it .This combined with their plans to reform (i.e. cut) Medicaid and Medicare. would devastate the U.S. health care system
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