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Impact of Health Care Reform on Federal Employees

  • Synopsis: Published: 2010-04-15 - Impact of health care reform on federal employees and families discussed on American Federation of Government Employees Inside Government radio show - American Federation of Government Employees.

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"Inside Government" to Examine Impact of Health Care Reform on Federal Employees - "State of the Unions" Author also to be Featured on AFGE Radio Show.

The impact of health care reform on federal employees and their families will be discussed this week on the American Federation of Government Employees' (AFGE) "Inside Government" radio show. The show will air on Friday, April 16 at 10 a.m. ET nationwide on Federal News Radio at www.federalnewsradio.com and 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.

AFGE Legislative and Political Director Beth Moten will address the new health care legislation and what it means for federal employees - now and in the future. Moten will discuss in detail the following:

Health care benefits for adult children of federal employees enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program

The excise tax that starts in 2018

Closing the Medicare "doughnut hole" for seniors

Philip Dine, author of "State of the Unions: How Labor Can Strengthen the Middle Class, Improve our Economy, and Regain Political Influence," then will discuss the importance of today's labor movement for the middle class and U.S. economy. Dine also will address communications strategies for unions and how that impacts labor's involvement in American politics. Lastly, Dine will share his thoughts on the future of labor and ways unions can increase membership levels.

"Inside Government" is hosted by AFGE Assistant General Counsel J. Ward Morrow. Programs are archived on the Federal News Radio Web site and can be heard on demand at www.federalnewsradio.com or www.insidegovernmentradio.org. Please note there will be a short advertisement prior to the start of the program. The program also is available via iTunes podcast by clicking here. Users must install iTunes on their computers before accessing "Inside Government" via podcast.

Listeners also can follow the program on Facebook (AFGE Inside Government) and Twitter (@afgeradioshow).

For instructions on how to listen to "Inside Government," click here.

For more information, please visit www.insidegovernmentradio.org or www.federalnewsradio.com.

"Inside Government" is a one-hour weekly nationwide radio/Internet program dedicated to issues that impact federal and D.C. government employees. The show airs each Friday at 10 a.m. on Federal News Radio 1500 AM in Washington, D.C. and online at www.federalnewsradio.com. It is also available to 70 million iPod users through Apple's iTunes podcast. "Inside Government" is produced by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the nation's largest federal employee union, representing 600,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.



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