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One of the leading unions representing firefighters throughout the United States has come out against Medicare for All ahead of the second Democratic debate.
The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) began circulating a letter last week to Democratic presidential candidates voicing the union's concerns that Medicare for All proposals would jeopardize their memberships' current health care plans. The letter was signed by Harold Schaitberger, president of the IAFF.
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"The IAFF cannot support the notion that our members and the millions of hard-working Americans who have union-negotiated, employer-provided healthcare should be forced to give it away in favor of a government-run program," the letter states.
"The elimination of employer-based insurance in favor of a Medicare-for-all or government-run single-payer proposal is a bad idea that punishes working families who have secured quality healthcare," the letter continues. "Those with employer-provided healthcare should not be disadvantaged in order to create a government option."
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Boasting a membership of over 300,000 firefighters, the IAFF operates one of the most active political action committees on the national level. It contributed over $6 million to Democratic and Republican politicians in 2018. At the presidential level, the labor union has traditionally supported Democratic presidential candidates and quickly endorsed former vice president Joe Biden, a longtime ally of the union, after he announced his presidential...
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