MA votes to limit HC collective bargaining

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    The Massachusetts House voted to reduce the collective bargaining rights for public unions, bill will move on to the State Senate, where it's fate in uncertain. Massachusetts! Bluest of the blue! Led by House dems! My God, what is the world coming to. Story is from the Boston Globe.

    House votes to limit bargaining on health care - The Boston Globe


    House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly last night to strip police officers, teachers, and other municipal employees of most of their rights to bargain over health care, saying the change would save millions of dollars for financially strapped cities and towns.

    The 111-to-42 vote followed tougher measures to broadly eliminate collective bargaining rights for public employees in Ohio, Wisconsin, and other states. But unlike those efforts, the push in Massachusetts was led by Democrats who have traditionally stood with labor to oppose any reduction in workers’ rights
     
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    Since this "revolution" was recently led by Republicans in WI and MI, does this mean they are finally seeing and agreeing that private insurance and overall healthcare costs are out of control and something needs to be done?
     
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    We're talking about public unions here, not private. And yes, you may safely assume that Republicans are very aware of the rising overall HC costs that are indeed out of control and that something needs to be done about it. May I invite you to google Raul Ryan's Path To Prosperity Plan, which does exactly that.
     

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