September 19, 2006
Outsourcing Our HealthCompanies aren't just outsourcing our jobs, they're starting to outsource our health, too:
Carl Garrett, a paper mill technician in Canton, N.C., needed gall bladder and shoulder surgery. So his employer, Blue Ridge Paper Products, came up with an increasingly less- than-novel solution: Send him overseas for surgery.So Bill Frist is right on that score: American health care sucks; Yet Dr. Frist and the ruling Republican party which controls all branches of government have done nothing about it.
If not for Carl Garrett's union, he probably would've been shipped to India for much-needed surgery.
This is why representation for the working class is important and why we need unions. Visit Firedoglake for more ideas on how we can fight for our interests, because goodness knows we can't depend on this Administration and its lapdogs in Congress -- who are practically dripping in corporate endorsements a la NASCAR drivers -- to do the fighting for us.
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