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Some unions now angry about health care overhaul
Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2013 3:50 AM EDT | Sam Hananel

Posted on 05/24/2013 1:01:32 AM PDT by Olog-hai

When President Barack Obama pushed his health care overhaul plan through Congress, he counted labor unions among his strongest supporters.

But some unions leaders have grown frustrated and angry about what they say are unexpected consequences of the new law—problems that they say could jeopardize the health benefits offered to millions of their members.

The issue could create a political headache next year for Democrats facing re-election if disgruntled union members believe the Obama administration and Congress aren’t working to fix the problem. …

The problem lies in the unique multi-employer health plans that cover unionized workers in retail, construction, transportation and other industries with seasonal or temporary employment. Known as Taft-Hartley plans, they are jointly administered by unions and smaller employers that pool resources to offer more than 20 million workers and family members continuous coverage, even during times of unemployment. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: obamacare; unions
Should have consulted Captain Obvious first, guys.
1 posted on 05/24/2013 1:01:32 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
They heard the truth and became angry at it. Now they know the truth and
are looking for a new boogyman, The Republican congress. In five years nobody
will even know it was Obama's plan to make everyone equally miserable, not happy.
2 posted on 05/24/2013 1:09:25 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: MaxMax

The GOP had nothing to do with writing the bill in the fashion that went after Taft-Hartley plans. The GOP-e would be too dumb (or too compliant) to make sure the distinction is clear in the minds of these unions and the other associated low-info voters, however.


3 posted on 05/24/2013 1:23:55 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Tsk, tsk.


4 posted on 05/24/2013 1:27:55 AM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: Olog-hai

The unions can FLIP to the Republican side and flip the balance of power in this country.

...but somehow I don’t see happening.


5 posted on 05/24/2013 1:29:02 AM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: Olog-hai

Let me laugh heartily at their despair.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Now let me cry for what we all about to go through...

I just can’t. Cried for 5 years now, all dried up.

Let them cry now.


6 posted on 05/24/2013 1:48:22 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Olog-hai

BS. They helped put it together.


7 posted on 05/24/2013 1:54:36 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Olog-hai

Since unions don’t give two sh*ts about anything beyond union business, Obama will shut them up by quietly tossing them a waiver-flavored bone.


8 posted on 05/24/2013 2:05:02 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Olog-hai
We are taking the wrong approach to this. The very worst estimates say that this will collapse under it's own weight in less than two years.

We need to start using the Alinsky tactic of making them live by their own rules.

We need to demand that this thing be up and running on time, on budget, with full coverage for every single American.

Given yesterdays speech we should also demand the closing of Gitmo that he promised and signed the executive order for that first week.

The man will have a nervous breakdown.

9 posted on 05/24/2013 2:11:36 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Olog-hai

Okay Sherlocks. You wanted him, you got him.

You wanted ObamaCare®, you got it.

Whutch you gonna do for an encore? Gargle Peanut Butter?


10 posted on 05/24/2013 2:46:03 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Olog-hai

“When you get in bed with the devil - you are bound to catch a disease or two...”

Unions - you got exactly what you deserve!


11 posted on 05/24/2013 3:12:00 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html - A real life experience book about the war in Iraq)
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To: Olog-hai

“Be careful what you wish for...”


12 posted on 05/24/2013 3:27:14 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Jack Hammer

I still cant get over the fact that unions back the policies of the RATS, when it is obvious that the policies of the right would put more people to work.


13 posted on 05/24/2013 3:39:16 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: BobL

You beat me to it!


14 posted on 05/24/2013 3:55:13 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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"Some unions now angry about health care overhaul"

Just wait until they get a good look at the illegal immigration bill, the amnesty part will cause most of them to lose work and perhaps their jobs.

15 posted on 05/24/2013 4:35:53 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Olog-hai

The main object of ObamaCare is to put everyone on Government Healthcare...like Canada, EU.

First, all those with health insurance will be priced out of the private market...and forced to go on government care

Note you do not hear big multinational corps complaining about ObamaCare....and the GOP is not defunding ObamaCare.... and plans to extend it to illegal aliens


16 posted on 05/24/2013 4:38:29 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Olog-hai

Amazing how scorpions are surprised when other scorpions act like themselves and don’t display any loyalty whatever to those who help the “cause”.


17 posted on 05/24/2013 4:44:20 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Olog-hai

Obamacare:If it’s so wonderful, why are so many unions asking for(and getting) exemptions from it?

http://nlpc.org/stories/2011/05/26/unions-are-major-major-recipients-obama-health-care-waivers


18 posted on 05/24/2013 4:50:47 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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"It makes an untruth out of what the president said, that if you like your insurance, you could keep it," said Joe Hansen, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. "That is not going to be true for millions of workers now."

Hard to fathom that many people actually believe anything Obama says.

19 posted on 05/24/2013 5:24:48 AM PDT by randita
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To: verga

I like your thinking. That is a wonderful idea.


20 posted on 05/24/2013 5:53:11 AM PDT by FreeperCell
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To: Olog-hai
Great job you bunch of damn idiots! Your boy will drop crap on everyone INCLUDING YOU!!! What the hell did you think was going to happen? Go F yourselves! Remember...They had to pass it to see what was in it? The realistic ones among us new it was $hit from the get-go. Thanks a lot you socialist jackasses! And a special thanks to this Repubic Traitor!...
21 posted on 05/24/2013 7:19:24 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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The GOP had nothing to do with writing the bill

Exactly, and I don't expect the RATs to own up to it's failure.

22 posted on 05/24/2013 11:07:02 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Olog-hai

How did they not see it coming?

Forcing companies to buy expensive policies for those working 29 hours or more means hours were cut back, and then what happens? Those working 28 hours are forced to buy expensive policies even though they are making less money.

That alone should have been a big red flag.


23 posted on 05/24/2013 11:09:41 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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