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To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Sunday, October 25, 2020

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Coburn Loves Union-Negotiated Health Plan

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BY TIM O’CONNOR

I couldn’t believe it! Just when I thought I had wasted an hour at Sen. Tom Coburn’s Town Hall Meeting today, the heavens opened up and rainbows filled the sky.

The best example Sen. Coburn had for employer paid healthcare that was low cost and provided incentives for workers to improve their personal health was Safeway’s union negotiated healthcare plan for its workers.

I tried to alert the press at the event about his statement.

Of course, Coburn didn’t say “union.” I hope the press tells the truth about the statement!

The AFL-CIO supports the public option and is working to educate members to hold politicians accountable.

But until we get the reform we deserve: Want good healthcare you can afford? GET A UNION!!!

Tim O’Connor is president of the Central Oklahoma Labor Federation

Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.