Prominent labor, business and consumer groups came out in favor of universal healthcare coverage and said they would work together to force political action in Washington and individual statehouses on a set of domestic issues. AARP, the Business Roundtable and the Service Employees International Union said their partnership, called Divided We Fail, would push a healthcare agenda that includes affordable care for all Americans and a focus on wellness and prevention. Other issues on its agenda include strengthening Social Security and establishing incentives to help workers save. AARP Chief Executive Officer William Novelli said the group would press presidential candidates to discuss its agenda publicly. We are here today to put political leaders on notice that Divided We Fails joint membership – representing over 50 million Americans – are demanding action on critical domestic issues, he said in a news release. -- by Matthew DoBias
Groups line up behind universal care
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