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Some Unions Grow Wary Of
Health Law They Backed

Wall Street Journal, by Janet Adamy

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/31/2013 8:16:46 AM

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. 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

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Awww, poor babies. I feel so sorry for them. s/o Let them suffer like the rest of us.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Travis Mcgee, 1/31/2013 8:25:42 AM     (No. 9150057)

Personally, I never considered unions to be competitive.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/31/2013 8:26:54 AM     (No. 9150059)

"Less Competitive" ????

When did they start worrying about that ?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 1/31/2013 8:33:07 AM     (No. 9150071)

"less competitive" in an arena of extortion.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 1/31/2013 8:34:39 AM     (No. 9150073)

What, there are unions that didn´t get a waiver!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/31/2013 8:39:22 AM     (No. 9150084)

Sorry ... just can´t work up any empathy.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Guard SGT (ret), 1/31/2013 8:43:42 AM     (No. 9150094)

The union thugish leadership is just waking up to the fact that Barry´s Death Care is bad medicine? Time for them to guzzle more of the Kool-Aide and get with the program of screwing their members.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/31/2013 8:44:12 AM     (No. 9150096)

They wanted Obama in all his glory. Now they realize he´s a bad deal? And giving unions subsidized benefits, only because they are in a union, would trigger lawsuits galore.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 1/31/2013 8:44:48 AM     (No. 9150099)

Welcome to the really real world. We all get screwed when our goobernment decides what is best for us knuckle-draggers.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/31/2013 8:48:23 AM     (No. 9150109)

We are about to pay higher property taxes and state income taxes for the health care of the unions that matter to Obama: Teachers and state and municipal workers, including police & fire.

The auto, steel and coal mining unions are great for photo ops and contributions, but they are shrinking in importance. And, Obama´s diabolical policies on climate change will eliminate domestic coal mining and the need for steel in micro cars.

So, as our health care premiums soar, so will our local and state tax burdens for the active and retired civil servants.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: cheese, 1/31/2013 8:51:07 AM     (No. 9150116)

From the article: "John Wilhelm, chairman of Unite Here Health, the insurance plan for 260,000 union workers at places including hotels, casinos and airports, recalls standing next to Barack Obama at a rally in Nevada when he was a 2008 presidential candidate.

"I heard him say, ´If you like your health plan, you can keep it,´ " Mr. Wilhelm recalled. Mr. Wilhelm said he expects the administration will craft a solution so that employer health-care plans won´t be hurt. "If I´m wrong, and the president does not intend to keep his word, I would have severe second thoughts about the law."

Bwah hah haaah haaah. Good luck with that, Mr. Wilhelm.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: maryc, 1/31/2013 8:52:57 AM     (No. 9150121)

Sheep are surprised when they figure out they´ve followed their dear leader over a cliff .

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Reply 12 - Posted by: starsNstripes, 1/31/2013 9:04:42 AM     (No. 9150150)

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

ROTFLMFAO!!!!

...but then again, next up will be a blanket waiver to cover all unions...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: udanja99, 1/31/2013 9:06:15 AM     (No. 9150157)

Hmmmmm, what´s that old saying? Oh, yeah...

Be careful what you wish for as you shall surely get it.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/31/2013 9:30:16 AM     (No. 9150206)

Get back to me when some bureaucratic health panel is calling the shots on your health care. I just may be able to squeeze out a tear. You chumps backed a liar. Live...or die with it.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: CEP, 1/31/2013 9:39:45 AM     (No. 9150241)

"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."

Get ready to pay more in taxes to subsidize the unions health insurance, afterall we can´t expect union members to pay for their healthcare. The federal government will provide.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: krause, 1/31/2013 9:48:16 AM     (No. 9150256)

Yes, but these people are going to save $2500 on their premiums. Obama and all the democrats said so, so they´ll be fine.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/31/2013 9:49:55 AM     (No. 9150258)

At this very moment, Obama for Organizing America into a communist state is preparing spin to enable you to sleep at night knowing that they really did not trick you.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: hershey, 1/31/2013 9:58:18 AM     (No. 9150279)

Wankers...´you shall reap what you sow´.....

Double wankers....

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 1/31/2013 10:02:53 AM     (No. 9150291)

Gee, guess they finally got around to reading it and figured out what Conservatives KNEW from the beginning; there is no free lunch.

Hopefully the uncompetitiveness will drive union membership even lower.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: lil dotty, 1/31/2013 10:18:05 AM     (No. 9150324)

Oh, they finally learned to read....

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Vivi, 1/31/2013 10:19:18 AM     (No. 9150327)

What was

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Reply 22 - Posted by: msctex1, 1/31/2013 10:30:30 AM     (No. 9150357)

What we need is a blanket waiver covering all union and non-union employees who do not wish to participate. Nothing could be more "fair," and freedom of choice is inherent to all this country represents.

I know, I know, but imagine this being broached in public, and the Dems having to explain precisely why it cannot, ever, be allowed.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/31/2013 10:57:21 AM     (No. 9150422)

The only reason Unions are upset is that they will not be able to use health care as a weapon any more, everyone will be in the same sinking boat.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: jimmiet, 1/31/2013 10:58:33 AM     (No. 9150427)

Obie´s reelection will directly impact the Obie voter 1st and hardest. Stupid is expensive, very!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: valinva, 1/31/2013 11:21:21 AM     (No. 9150498)

Maybe they should have read the bill.

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