MNA Activists Alert:
We are joining other citizen and health care advocacy groups in organizing a Community Rally for Health Care Reform in Lynn, to coincide and demonstrate support for GE Workers who will be participating in a two-day strike over efforts by the corporation (one of the wealthiest companies in the world) to unilaterally impose new co-pays for health insurance for all their workers, including the retirees. This is not an issue for GE workers alone, but is one being faced by all working people, including nurses. See information on this rally below and please try and attend.
Community Rally for Health Care Reform
Seniors, doctors, nurses, unemployed and low-income workers, and the uninsured are joining striking GE workers to say: Health Care for All…Not Health Cuts at GE!
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Nandee’s, Lynn, MA
(corner of Market and Andrew St)
- 2.2 million seniors have been thrown out of HMOs
- 50,000 low-income people in Mass. will lose their health coverage April 11
- GE is increasing workers co-pays by as much as 40 percent2
- The World Health Organization now ranks U.S. health care 37th in world3
- 41 million people are uninsured
- Premiums are expected to increase by 15.4 percent this year4
Learn more about how providing a health care plan that covers everyone and eliminates wasteful red tape can save money while protecting seniors and giving workers and responsible employers a better deal. Find out more about why the health care crisis can’t be solved if we continue to rely on an employer-based, private insurance system.
Sponsored by Jobs with Justice, IUE-CWA Local 201, Lynn Health Task Force, Mass Senior Action, MassCare, Mass Nurses Assoc., SEIU Local 285, Health Care for All, Ad Hoc Committee to Defend Health Care
For more information call:
IUE-CWA Local 201 (781) 589-270
Jobs with Justice (617) 524-8778
Special needs rides available, call 599-7032
- 1 50,000 Stand to Lose MassHealth Eligibility Because of Budget Cuts, Boston Globe, July 20, 2002
- GE Braces for Strike as it lifts CoPays, Washington Post, January 1, 2003
- US Health Care System Ranked 37th, Boston Globe, June 21, 2003
- Last two facts from Outlook 03, Modern Healthcare, January 6, 2003 Printed by union labor at SEIU Local 285