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Old 01-31-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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Some Unions Grow Wary of Health Law They Backed - WSJ.com

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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.
Looks like they should of read the law? They support this and now that their costs are going up they want government subsidies?of
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Especially since they are the cadillac plans and subject to 40% excise tax.
Low income union workers ? Isn't that an oxymoron .....

All the big backers are becoming so disenchanted now.
Tough tooties is what I say. You wanted this now pay up sucker !
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:24 AM
 
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Low income union workers ? Isn't that an oxymoron .....
Actually there is, service worker unions for example.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:46 AM
 
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Actually there is, service worker unions for example.
Yeah, I have a relative in one of those making maybe $10 an hour but they get benefits.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:29 PM
 
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Haven't many union bosses been successful at getting exemptions for their people?

Why are they whining now?
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Some Unions Grow Wary of Health Law They Backed - WSJ.com

Looks like they should of read the law? They support this and now that their costs are going up they want government subsidies?of
In the future, Union benefits are going to be VERY important...

IRS: Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:08 AM
 
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In the future, Union benefits are going to be VERY important...

IRS: Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family
This article suggests the union health care plans will need to be dropped for subsidized plans thereby weakening the union as it's no longer a benefit they can expect from union membership.
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