The national debate has ramped up again about the ACA (Obamacare) with most Republicans continuing to call for its demise while Democrats are talking about the need for further healthcare reforms. Thanks to the candidacy of Bernie Sanders, Single Payer Health Care is on the stage for this national discussion about one of the most complicated areas of our lives in these United States. The current hodgepodge mixture of for-profit healthcare is so inefficient that it doesn't deserve to even be called a system.
Throw into the complicated healthcare mix the nation's workers compensation system, which varies from state to state, and think for just a minute about the millions of workers who are hurt on the job every year. You may be surprised to learn how the workers comp piece of the healthcare puzzle represents yet another failure in our country's messed up non-system of healthcare. On this edition of the Brain Labor Report we will talk with Joel Shufro about an examination of the state of workers compensation in the United States and how Single Payer Health Care is the fix we are looking for.
Joel Shufro presented last year at the national Single Payer Strategy Conference held Oct. 31-Nov. 1, in Chicago and we are most pleased to have him join us as our guest on the Brain Labor Report radio show. Joel is from New York City where he retired after 34 years of service to workers in local unions where he was a leader in occupational safety and health. Take a look at the 2014 article below about Joel Shufro. It comes from the Tony Mazzocchi Center For Health, Safety and Environmental Education from Pittsburg, PA. with authors Nancy Lessin and Nikki Pollo.
In solidarity, Wes Brain
Brain Labor Report
February 18, 2014
NYCOSH Executive Director Joel Shufro retires after 34 years of service to workers
by Nancy Lessin and Nikki Pollo
New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NYCOSH) Executive Director Joel Shufro is retiring from his position after 34 years of service to workers, local unions and all who struggle for safer and healthier jobs, and a stronger voice for workers and their unions.
Shufro began working at NYCOSH in 1980 and became a leader in occupational safety and health not only in New York City and New York State, but nationally, through his work with the national coalition of COSH groups, National COSH (Committees/Coalitions for Occupational Safety and Health).
FULL ARTICLE HERE