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Friday, September 13, 2013

Ain't it fun when they eat their own?

So #Obamacare is the law of the land. And we were told if you like your insurance you will be allowed to keep it. True enough, assuming that the plan met the standards of Obamacare and your company or organization doesn't decide to drop it because of all the extra fees. Especially if you have the so-called "Cadillac plans."

Which labor unions have in spades. And the AFL-CIO wasn't too happy that the pony they backed, President It'sBush'sFault, let their plans get swallowed up by Obamacare.

On Wednesday afternoon, the nation’s largest labor federation adopted a resolution outlining what it said are serious flaws in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that could potentially hurt union members’ health plans. The move by the AFL-CIO sets unions up for a clash with a president who was reelected with labor’s funds and ground troops during the 2012 campaign.....
But unions were able to coalesce around one resolution that took aim at the ACA’s impact on multiemployer health plans, undermining the 40-hour work week, and its series of taxes and fees that will hit collectively bargained coverage particularly hard.

Well they aren't about to take that. So they'll work with him and come up with a plan. Sure, it might cost a little bit, but we can't hurt the workers.

A “fix” to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act proposed by unions would force taxpayers to pay nearly $190 billion to extend subsidies to union health plans, according to an analysis by the American Action Forum. 
“Should the administration move to accommodate their union supporters, we estimate it would cost nearly $190 billion over 10 years,” wrote American Action Forum health-care analysts Emily Egan and Conor Ryan. 
President Barack Obama was re-elected in 2012 with the financial backing and support of the country’s biggest labor unions, but lately a rift has formed between the White House and its union base over key elements of Obamacare. Namely, the 40-hour work week and tax subsidies. 
Unions have been urging Obama and congressional Democrats to make changes to Obamacare in order to give union members enrolled in union health plans access to taxpayer subsidies.

Obama knows how to play ball, he knows the unions are powerful and being a good leftist, he'll support the worker, right?

In a leak to the Washington Post Friday, a White House official said the administration ”does not see a legal way for individuals in multiemployer group health plans to receive individual market tax credits as well as the favorable tax treatment associated with employer-provided health insurance at the same time.”

Oh ok. Cause making sure everything is good and legal has always been a priority with this administration. This cluster kcuf of a law needs to be defunded and repealed. It is a giant disaster and it ain't getting better.

Help! Obamacare fell on me!

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