Now Balk at Paying for It
Labor unions enthusiastically backed the Obama administration’s health-care overhaul when it was up for debate. Now that the law is rolling out, some are turning sour.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
Union leaders say many of the law’s requirements will drive up the costs for their health-care plans and make unionized workers less competitive. Among other things, the law eliminates the caps on medical benefits and prescription drugs used as cost-containment measures in many health-care plans. It also allows children to stay on their parents’ plans until they turn 26.
To offset that, the nation’s largest labor groups want their lower-paid members to be able to get federal insurance subsidies while remaining on their plans. In the law, these subsidies were designed only for low-income workers without employer coverage as a way to help them buy private insurance...
In early talks, the Obama administration dismissed the idea of applying the subsidies to people in union-sponsored plans, according to officials from the trade group, the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans, that represents these insurance plans.
The unions involved in these talks include the big ones: the AFL-CIO and the Teamsters, among others. They’re threatening to drop coverage due to the cost.
READ FULL SOURCE ARTICLE: 01/31/2013
Editor's Note: Echoing Bryan Preston at PJ Tatler, Now that the non-visionary labor union leaders -- blind sycophants to the Progressive Movement that they are -- have what they want and find that it affects their pocketbooks and wallets as well, they want everyone else to pay for it...Have we said lately that labor unions suck?!...
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