Local View: Repealing ACA puts millions of people, system at risk

No one should have to choose between seeking medical care and paying the rent — and no family should face financial ruin because of an illness or injury.

In my years as a nurse, I have seen what happens to patients who wait too long to see their doctor. Without timely care, their condition worsens and becomes more difficult and more expensive to treat.

In their rush to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement, Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threaten to cut-and-run on Americans, reducing health care access for millions and driving up costs for the rest of us.

Calling all Troublemakers

Portland-area Troublemakers are gathering for a day of skill-building workshops that will help union members and labor activists build power on the job.

Hear from union leaders and activists about how to fight back and win, take part in trainings such as “Beating Apathy,” "Preparing for Right-to-Work," "Building Strong Labor-Community Alliance," and "Assertive Grievance Handling."

Thousands rally nationwide to save Affordable Care Act

On Jan. 15, thousands of people, including great representation from AFT members, rallied in cities across the country to stand up against plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act as well as efforts to privatize Medicare and Medicaid.