Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

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KICLC stands opposed to attacks on Americans’ health benefits

GRAND RAPIDS February 20, 2017– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council adopted a resolution kiclcthis month expressing support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as opposing any cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, and calls on our elected representatives to expand upon the ACA to ensure more Americans can afford healthcare.

The Kent-Ionia Labor Council calls upon all members of Congress representing the people of Michigan to oppose any and all attacks on our health benefits, including legislation that:

  • Turns Medicare into a voucher system, increases the Medicare eligibility age beyond 65, or in any other way cuts seniors’ Medicare benefits or shifts additional costs onto them;
  • Imposes new taxes on or otherwise threatens the health benefits working people earn on the job;
  • Repeals the Affordable Care Act without a replacement plan that ensures that anyone with coverage today is able to afford it and keep it and that maintains key protections for all working families and seniors;
  • Repeals the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid benefits to millions of people; or
  • Block grants or imposes a per capita cap on federal funding for Medicaid.

The Kent-Ionia Labor Council calls upon all members of Congress representing the people of Michigan to support real reforms that bring us closer to the goal of providing comprehensive, affordable health coverage for all by strengthening and expanding health benefits and controlling and lowering health care costs, so that everyone in America can get the care they need, when they need it.

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