EDT, August 29, 2013 Nearly 150 frustrated Orlando Health workers met Thursday afternoon to discuss forming a union. Signs throughout the employee areas of the hospital system invited workers to the union meeting. To form a union, at least 30 percent of the employees would have to http://maygfni.drupalgardens.com sign up, according to a union representative from National Nurses Organizing Committee. “A lot of people are heated up and know that if we were unionized we wouldn’t be in this situation, so it’s only natural for us to want to get there,” said Sarah Collins, a nightshift worker in the neonatal intensive care unit at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.
Bill Clinton Enlisted By Obama to Promote U.S. Health Law
president who left office in 2001, will promote the Affordable Care Act in a Sept. 4 speech from his museum in Little Rock , Arkansas , according to a statement today from his philanthropic foundation. A White House aide, Dan Pfeiffer , welcomed Clintons help and quipped on Twitter that the former president is the Secretary of Explaining Stuff. Obama has called on the former presidents star power before, including during his 2012 re-election campaign. Clinton appeared at high-dollar fundraising events and in campaign ads that culminated in a rousing speech to the Democratic National Convention that helped to clarify Obamas economic policies and accomplishments for independent and undecided voters. He generally is very effective at what people call retail politics; talking about things as they directly affect peoples lives, Robert Blendon, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston , said in a telephone interview. The challenge now is to surmount political opposition and public confusion about the 2010 Affordable Care Act, the largest regulatory overhaul of health care since the 1960s. More than 40 percent of people remain unsure whether the law is still on the books, according to a poll today by the Kaiser Family Foundation , a nonprofit based in Menlo Park , California . Public Concern People who are concerned about this bill are afraid that things in their lives arent going to go right — their health insurance rates may go up, they may have to change policies, weight loss their taxes are going to go up, Blendon said. The Affordable Care Act aims to reduce medical costs and extend insurance coverage to at least half of the nations 50 million uninsured.