Oregon needs single-payer health care, not ACA

Guest Viewpoint

By Bob Fischer  and Samuel Metz
Published: inThe Eugene Reigster Guard, July 31

It’s not too early to begin the autopsy. President Obama’s Affordable Care Act swallowed its own poison pill, and the diagnosis was delivered by three of the most influential union leaders in America in a letter published July 12 in The Wall Street Journal, and entered into the Congressional Record on July 18.

The letter, addressed to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, was written by the presidents of the Teamsters, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, and UNITE-HERE, the first union to endorse Barack Obama for president.