Archive for the ‘Healthcare’ category

Tom Daschle named Secretary of Health and Human Services

December 11, 2008

Barack Obama nominted Tom Daschle the former Senate Majority leader to be his Secretary of Health and Human Services.

He had been serving as a national co-chair for Obama’s campaign. Daschle wrote “Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis.”

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1199 SEIU Endorses Frank Padavan

October 21, 2008

It seems as if Republican incumbent State Senator Frank the tank Padavan received the endorsement of 1199 SEIU today despite their national endorsement of Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama. This prompted a response from Democratic candidate for the State Senate James Gennaro:

FLUSHING, NY (Oct. 21, 2008) — Democratic State Senate candidate Jim Gennaro made the following statement today regarding 1199SEIU’s endorsement of Republican incumbent Senator Frank Padavan:

“It’s ironic that Frank Padavan would be endorsed by a health care union when he was one of only 10 Senators to vote against the Women’s Health and Wellness Act (S7657), which improved access to preventative health care procedures like mammograms, and one of only five extreme Senators to vote against the Clinic Access and Anti-Stalking Act (S6146), which created stricter penalties for people who intentionally injure health care clinic patients and staff.”

1199 is the United Healthcare Workers East. It claims to be the largest local union in the world. It is affiliated with Service Employees International Union.