Healthcare: Employee Union Urges Trump to Avoid Party Politics

J. David Cox Sr. - American Federation of Government Employees
J. David Cox Sr. – American Federation of Government Employees

In response to the introduction of the House’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) has expressed its displeasure.

The AFGE national president J. David Cox Sr. said Tuesday that President Trump and his allies in Congress have shown their true colors in what is yet another attack on working families.

The new American Health Care Act is a cruel retraction of coverage that will end up depriving millions of Americans coverage they have come to rely on, he said.

The employee union believes that this new plan does not improve the Affordable Care Act. It cuts taxes for the wealthy, and makes healthcare unaffordable – and thus inaccessible – to millions who obtained coverage on the exchanges or through Medicaid expansion.

AFGE is claimed to be the largest federal employee union, representing 700,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.

“AFGE has long been on record in support of ‘single payer’ national health insurance, built on the platform of Medicare. And while ACA doesn’t get all the way there, it’s better than nothing – and it’s certainly better than the proposed legislation that leaves America’s most disenfranchised behind,” AFGE said.

AFGE asks President Trump to avoid ‘party politics’ in fight over the Affordable Care Act.

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