On today’s 50th anniversary of Medicare, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement:
The AFL-CIO’s commitment to helping working people achieve a better life includes wholehearted support for Medicare, which helps seniors lead healthier, more financially secure lives. Medicare provides essential healthcare to millions of Americans who have earned the right to live their golden years without fear that healthcare costs will wipe out everything they have worked so hard to achieve. We reject calls from Republicans in Congress who want to reduce services and increase costs. Rather than attacking Medicare, we should be working to strengthen and expand it.