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June 20, 2005

US Healthcare Crisis

Today's LA Times features an excellent piece on the state of Healthcare and its relation to politics. The author contends that the current conflict brewing between General Motors and the United Autoworkers is going to set the stage for the issue in the next political cycle.

Interesting enough it was the UAW and General Motors which set the standard for the US Healthcare regime when in the 40s they negotiated the first ever health and pension clause in a collective bargaining agreement (to be honest I am not sure if this is 100% accurate but this was what I have always been told - corrections appreciated). It seems now 60+ years later it will be the outcome or perhaps the fight itself over healthcare between GM and the UAW that finally puts the nations healthcare crisis front and center.

Check Out the LA times Article Below

US Healthcare Problem: Too big for Employers and Workers

June 20, 2005 in Healthcare | Permalink


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