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  • iMail , News August 25, 2011

    Union Plus Helps IAM Welder Cut Health Care Costs

    As a welder and 10-year member of IAM Local 1297, Melvin Reese knows a thing or two about working when the “heat is on,” but when illness kept him off  the job, his stress level hit a boiling point. The costs of his wife’s monthly prescriptions were also adding up. Fortunately, Reese discovered the Union

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  • iMail , News December 16, 2010

    Health Care Hypocrisy

    Many lawmakers who campaigned ferociously against the Obama administration’s health care legislation are far less vocal when it comes to their own government-subsidized health insurance. According to Americans United for Change (AUC), 21 new GOP members of Congress who opposed heath care reform will become the beneficiaries of a government-subsidized health insurance plan provided to

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  • iMail , News March 25, 2010

    Act Now to Preserve COBRA Subsidy

    Efforts are under way in Congress to do away with the temporary extensions on legislation that allows laid-off workers to receive help with COBRA health care premiums. The Senate passed a bill to extend the 65 percent subsidy through the end of 2010. The measure is now under debate in the House. Without the subsidy,

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  • iMail , News March 23, 2010

    Senate Poised to Weigh ‘Fix-it’ Amendments

    President Barack Obama signed the controversial $938 billion health care bill into law today, with opponents and advocates still arguing over what the legislation will or will not accomplish. The ceremonial signing follows a 219-212 vote earlier this week in the U.S. House of Representatives, where last-minute deals with moderate Democrats were enough to secure

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  • iMail , News March 18, 2010

    Machinists Poll Confirms Excise Tax Opposition

    IAM members delivered a bipartisan thumping to both political parties as well as the White House in an online survey of workers’ attitudes. But there can be no mistaking their strong opposition to key provisions of health care reform.  Click here for a summary of the poll results. On the pending health care legislation, nearly 68 percent

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