Press Release | Health Care

No Payoff Can Justify Terrible Health Care Bill

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the latest revisions to the Senate health care bill:

Nobody has mastered Washington’s backroom deals better than Senator Mitch McConnell, but even he can’t sell his terrible health care bill to an American public that wants comprehensive, affordable health coverage for everyone. McConnell seems to think a little window dressing and payoffs can do the trick. No payoff to any senator already opposed to this bill can justify giving tax cuts to large corporations and stripping health care from millions. We are determined to stop this dangerous bill and hold accountable everyone responsible for it.