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Every week, the AFL-CIO will be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. These articles are direct to you via http://www.aflcio.org/Blog

What is Medicaid?

What is Medicaid? Rochelle Hartmann It may be America’s biggest health plan, covering more than 70 million people, but many people do not know what Medicaid is. Here’s what you should know: Every State Has a Different Name for Medicaid: One reason few people know Medicaid itself is that each state runs its own plan and […]

Why Working People Benefit from Apprenticeship Training

Why Working People Benefit from Apprenticeship Training Mike Gillis There is a distinct difference between a job training program and an apprenticeship, and leaders in the labor movement are spreading this message.  “Apprenticeships are comprehensive experiences, where individuals not only learn a skill, they practice and develop that skill in conjunction with the needs of […]

Why Do We Need Medicaid?

Why Do We Need Medicaid? Like many Americans, you may have parents or other loved ones in nursing homes because they require around-the-clock care. Nursing-home care is expensive, typically $80,000 per year for a semiprivate room—far more than the income of a typical senior. Medicare generally pays only for short-term nursing-home stays. Yet only about […]

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