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Unions Supported ObamaCare, Now Some Don't

Carl469 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 5:39 PM
Amazing, isn't it? Unions are upset over having to abide by the very rules they helped put in place. This was evident, by the way, in 2011, when unions were prominent among organizations applying for, and obtaining, waivers from HHS from minimum per-enrollee payouts on group health plans.

Now that ObamaCare is actually happening, labor unions who made a big push for the legislation three years ago are no longer rallying behind it. Unions are seeing healthcare promises made by President Obama broken left and right in the form of higher costs, more bureaucracy, loss of doctors Obama promised they could keep, slashing of healthcare benefits and more.

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...