Nevada's Culinary Union warns against Medicare for all

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Moving on to Nevada.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders would “end Culinary Healthcare” if elected president, according to a new one-pager the politically powerful Culinary Union is posting back of house on the Las Vegas Strip. The flyer says Sanders, if elected president, would “end Culinary Healthcare,” “require ‘Medicare For All,’” and “lower drug prices.”

The new flyer, a copy of which was obtained by The Nevada Independent, compares the positions on health care, “good jobs” and immigration of six Demoratic presidential hopefuls who have come to the union’s headquarters over the last two months to court its members.

The Culinary Union, which provides health insurance to 130,000 workers and their family members through a special trust fund, strongly opposes Medicare for all on the basis that it would eliminate the health insurance they have negotiated for over several decades. Health insurance provided by the Culinary Health Fund is considered to be some of the best in the state, and the union even opened a 60,000-square-foot state-of-the-art health clinic a couple of years ago for its members.

The Nevada Independent reported on last week obliquely accuses Sanders and Warren of wanting to take away union members’ hard-fought health plans and warns that electing a candidate who supports Medicare for all would lead to four more years of a Donald Trump presidency.

 
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Moving on to Nevada.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders would “end Culinary Healthcare” if elected president, according to a new one-pager the politically powerful Culinary Union is posting back of house on the Las Vegas Strip. The flyer says Sanders, if elected president, would “end Culinary Healthcare,” “require ‘Medicare For All,’” and “lower drug prices.”

The new flyer, a copy of which was obtained by The Nevada Independent, compares the positions on health care, “good jobs” and immigration of six Demoratic presidential hopefuls who have come to the union’s headquarters over the last two months to court its members.

The Culinary Union, which provides health insurance to 130,000 workers and their family members through a special trust fund, strongly opposes Medicare for all on the basis that it would eliminate the health insurance they have negotiated for over several decades. Health insurance provided by the Culinary Health Fund is considered to be some of the best in the state, and the union even opened a 60,000-square-foot state-of-the-art health clinic a couple of years ago for its members.

The Nevada Independent reported on last week obliquely accuses Sanders and Warren of wanting to take away union members’ hard-fought health plans and warns that electing a candidate who supports Medicare for all would lead to four more years of a Donald Trump presidency.

When you already have a really good healthcare plan - why would you want to change it? Plus Medicare for all would cost about 38 trillion over 10 years.

A far better option would be an "opt" in choice.

I did see last night in NH about 58% support the Medicare for everyone. That's not going to "fly" in most other states.
 
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When you already have a really good healthcare plan - why would you want to change it? Plus Medicare for all would cost about 38 trillion over 10 years.

A far better option would be an "opt" in choice.

I did see last night in NH about 58% support the Medicare for everyone. That's not going to "fly" in most other states.
Thats been part of the problem we have seen with Medicare for all. The strong unions dont want it as they have negotiated pay and great benefits as part of their packages. We have a brewery nearby that just unionized and they even have a nurse on staff at all times and a doctor once a week for visits. No need to leave for appointments, and they can get checkups or go ask questions. They love it.
 
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Thats been part of the problem we have seen with Medicare for all. The strong unions dont want it as they have negotiated pay and great benefits as part of their packages. We have a brewery nearby that just unionized and they even have a nurse on staff at all times and a doctor once a week for visits. No need to leave for appointments, and they can get checkups or go ask questions. They love it.
Americans are being told to be afraid CONSTANTLY, its annoying.

Be afraid everyone, they scare you into doing what they want and you stop thinking and just rush to the imagined safety from the imagined boogy man.

The rest of the developed world have universal health care, all pay less per person than we do....AND they arent clamoring to change it.

How about we talk about taking the cost of health care from employers and making it law that they pay more wages INSTEAD. It wont cost them more since it shouldnt matter if they pay us directly or pay for our health care right? We save money on health insurance and get a boost to our actual wages....yea, we should be scared of that?
 
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Americans are being told to be afraid CONSTANTLY, its annoying.

Be afraid everyone, they scare you into doing what they want and you stop thinking and just rush to the imagined safety from the imagined boogy man.

The rest of the developed world have universal health care, all pay less per person than we do....AND they arent clamoring to change it.

How about we talk about taking the cost of health care from employers and making it law that they pay more wages INSTEAD. It wont cost them more since it shouldnt matter if they pay us directly or pay for our health care right? We save money on health insurance and get a boost to our actual wages....yea, we should be scared of that?
Two things, first is that Americans fear change. Most prefer a slow and steady approach to anything. Secondly, many know companies wont give them the difference in pay if we got UHC. The companies would reap the profits and screw the employees. Some unions have negotiated benefits to the tune of $10-20 an hour. Thats huge and I think they dont want to lose it. ACA had a Cadillac tax thats been put on hold I believe, since it penalized great healthcare.
 

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Sanders is ahead in the polls in Nevada.


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Sanders is ahead in the polls in Nevada.

Yes so far. He is doing very well with Latin voters. AOC has been a huge help in that regard as she campaigns for him in heavily Latin areas. I just saw they are having a rock concert in Nevada soon with two bands aimed at Latin voters. It will be curious to see if the unions stance impacts their vote.
 
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Yes so far. He is doing very well with Latin voters. AOC has been a huge help in that regard as she campaigns for him in heavily Latin areas. I just saw they are having a rock concert in Nevada soon with two bands aimed at Latin voters. It will be curious to see if the unions stance impacts their vote.
ya never know. Unions don't necessarily speak for their members. But, if I were to guess, I'd say on this one their members are likely to listen.