AFL-CIO President John Sweeney said that the healthcare reform plan put out by Sen. Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusSteady American leadership is key to success with China and Korea Orrin Hatch, ‘a tough old bird,’ got a lot done in the Senate Canada crossing fine line between fair and unfair trade MORE (D-Mont.) this week represents "a giant step" toward getting all Americans insured.

Baucus's plan, released Tuesday, seeks to increase coverage for Americans by expanding Medicare and Medicaid and require companies to provide healthcare benefits to employees.

See Sweeney's full statement below:
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