health care reform






AFTRA Members Demand Quality Health Care Reform

In the run-up to the 2008 elections, poll after poll has shown that health care reform is a top concern of Americans. The failures of our current health care system affect both AFTRA members who are covered by the AFTRA Health Plan, as well as those who are not.

Delegates to the 2007 AFTRA National Convention in Philadelphia passed a resolution (07-CVR-04)
re-affirming the union’s position on health reform and directing the union to make a report about American health care available to members during this election season. 

The AFTRA Legislative and Public Affairs Committee (LPAF), through its Health Care Subcommittee, has prepared the following information to help members understand the issues and questions surrounding health care. As AFTRA members and as citizens, our familiarity with this issue is vital. 

Reform will happen. What kind of reform will depend upon how well informed we are as voters.

Information your union wants you to know

Health Care Proposals in the 2008 Elections Affect YOU!
PDF flyer version (one side 36KB)

AMERICAN HEALTH CARE: what we have, what we need, and why reform is important to AFTRA members
PDF flyer version (two sides 47KB)

Resources and partners

The unions of the AFL-CIO are mobilizing a 1-million-member health care mobilization team working with a broad alliance of grassroots organizations to win progressive reform and give millions more union members the information and tools to become active players and health care voters. Visit the AFL-CIO Health Care website to sign the petition for secure, high-quality health care for all.

Health Care for America Now is a national grassroots campaign organizing millions of Americans to win a guarantee of quality, affordable health care for all.  We are grounded in organizations that can mobilize people at work, at home, in their neighborhoods, and online.

National Coalition on Health Care is the nation's largest and most broadly representative alliance working to improve America's health care. The Coalition, which was founded in 1990 and is non-profit and rigorously non-partisan, is comprised of more than 70 organizations, employing or representing about 150 million Americans. Members are united in the belief that we need – and can achieve – better, more affordable health care for all Americans.