re Our recent discussion here of Medicare as a model for National Health Insurance consider this news item.
March 9, 2007
California Nurses Association/NNOC Joins AFL-CIO
following Endorsement of Single Payer Healthcare,
Affiliation Unites 325,000 RNs in Federation
The California Nurses Association, and its national
arm, the National Nurses Organizing Committee was
granted a charter Thursday to join the AFL-CIO, uniting
325,000 registered nurses into the leading voice of
America's working people. CNA/NNOC represents 75,000
RNs in all 50 states.
Significantly, the affiliation came two days after the
Federation adopted a sweeping new healthcare policy
statement endorsing a single-payer type system premised
on 'updating and expanding Medicare benefits' to all