Unions Pressuring Liberal Dem Senator Wyden From The Left On Health Care Plan

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May 19, 2009 5:54 am
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A new group of labor unions is joining together to pressure a Senator on what they view as an anti-working families health plan, with the unions preferring instead a greater public option and opposing taxation of health benefits. The Senator is none other than … liberal Democrat Ron Wyden from Oregon.

The National Education Association, AFSCME and the United Food and Commercial Workers are joining together to run this radio ad in the Portland and Eugene markets:

“The last thing we need is to pay more. But Senator Ron Wyden would tax the health care benefits we get at work – as if they were income,” the announcer says. “Taxing health benefits? That doesn’t make sense.”

Check out the full script after the jump.

Announcer: Finally, Congress is working to fix health care. They should start by making insurance affordable for families and businesses.

We should also have a choice – keep the insurance we have, or pick another plan, including a public health insurance option. That way we’ll have good benefits at a price we can afford no matter what happens.

The last thing we need is to pay more. But Senator Ron Wyden would tax the health care benefits we get at work – as if they were income. Taxing health benefits? That doesn’t make sense.

Tell Senator Wyden that Oregon families want quality, affordable health care – not taxes on their health care benefits.

Call Senator Wyden today at 888-460-0813. We can fix health care without taxing the benefits we already have.

Paid for by The National Education Association in partnership with AFSCME and the United Food and Commercial Workers.

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