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Some Unions Grow Wary of Health Law They Backed [Schadenfreude]
Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/31/13

Posted on 01/31/2013 3:34:23 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

Edited on 01/31/2013 5:47:23 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

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.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: morons; obamacare; unions
Good. Let 'em suffer.
1 posted on 01/31/2013 3:34:32 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

So did lots of ‘Rats that voted for it, especially right after the vote, and especially especially up to the point of their next election run. for some strange reason...


2 posted on 01/31/2013 3:45:32 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: SoFloFreeper

By any chance are Government Union workers in this Mix? We would not want Our Govt.SERVANTS to suffer. This is described as A Glich in the Law,well if you ask me this was the exact intention of Obamacare,to make it so expensive to be in a Private insurance plan you would run to the Govt plans,Obamas GOAL all along.


3 posted on 01/31/2013 3:50:43 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: SoFloFreeper

Let them suffer.....and suffer.


4 posted on 01/31/2013 3:52:42 AM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I believe Lenin used the people union’s to rise in influence - then destroyed them once the nationalize nation was formed...don’t remember reading alot about Soviet unions...read alot about the workers party — but that was govt controlled!


5 posted on 01/31/2013 3:59:17 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: SoFloFreeper

6 posted on 01/31/2013 3:59:59 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The jerks couldn’t bother to educate themselves about what would happen or listen to those of us who knew. They, instead, preferred to listen to the LIAR in chief along with their greedy slavemasters, union leaders and democratic congresscritters. They deserve what they are getting. Elections have consequences. PS—I’m dying to know how they will blame this on Bush and the Republicans.


7 posted on 01/31/2013 4:04:20 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SoFloFreeper
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.

I was notified in either 2010 or 2009 that those provisions were already in effect,(Faulty memory) at the same time my insurer raised my premiums 30%.

8 posted on 01/31/2013 4:05:46 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sleep in the bed they make!


9 posted on 01/31/2013 4:10:19 AM PST by Bobby_Taxpayer
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SoFloFreeper.
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.
IOW, they want the taxpayer to pick up the tab. This isn't about regret, or sticker shock, it's posturing.


10 posted on 01/31/2013 4:15:03 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: ballplayer

Most all gov’t health plans have gone up a fair bit over the last two years. Looking forward in five years....most of the plans will have few if any participants.


11 posted on 01/31/2013 4:19:22 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: SoFloFreeper
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.

Does anyone doubt that Obama will find a way to subsidize the unions?

12 posted on 01/31/2013 4:26:13 AM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The libs suffer from so much hatred of Republicans and Conservatives that they will readily cut their own throat.


13 posted on 01/31/2013 4:26:55 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: ballplayer

Called yesterday to get benefits for a new patient of one of my docs. Coverage is through United Healthcare but for GEHA-Government Employees Health- employees who have pre-existing and can’t get affordable health coverage. Employee who gave me benefit info said, “Honey, be careful because this is a government funded plan and if they don’t keep putting more money in the pot, claims won’t be paid and there’s a whole lot of people with their fingers in this pot.”

Interesting that Wausau pays the claims and I do believe I read something about them having layoffs recently.


14 posted on 01/31/2013 4:34:36 AM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: rrrod

This will never happen. Barry will give them a pass and the world will be happy again.


15 posted on 01/31/2013 4:44:44 AM PST by 556x45
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Obama administration officials said the issue is subject to regulations still being written.”

Obongocare is a living document, able to adapt at the stroke of a pen.


16 posted on 01/31/2013 4:45:51 AM PST by winodog (Thank you Jesus for the calm in my life)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Seems to me that unions ought to stick to their mantra of one for all and all for one by averaging their insurance costs and spreading the cost among all their members. After all, isn’t that what the unions are about?


17 posted on 01/31/2013 4:49:11 AM PST by khenrich (These days, people pine for Jimmy Carter........)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Some Unions Grow Wary of Health Law They Backed

Shut up, ass monkeys. You wanted it, you got it.

Now you are gonna get it often, lengthwise, and repeatedly.

This is the ONLY good side to the Tea Party's many losses: We get to watch the Left SUFFER UNDER THEIR OWN LEGISLATION.

Oh, this is gonna be special.

18 posted on 01/31/2013 4:55:22 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: 556x45

Except that, since it is written into law, he would have to get Congress to change the ACA and I don’t see the House going along with that any time soon. He can’t do it by fiat. The unions chose a side, now let them live with it.


19 posted on 01/31/2013 5:00:15 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Whats this law stuff? Sure he can, he’s done it before. He’d either EO it away or give a waiver. If someone(s) dont like it let them litigate. His buddy Eric can tie them up for years. Then, even if the courts dont find in his favor he’ll simply ignore the verdict.


20 posted on 01/31/2013 5:06:17 AM PST by 556x45
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To: SoFloFreeper

Here, I have an idea. Give totally free health care to unions, Congressmen, their staffs and all Federal government officials and let everyone else pay not only for their own healthcare, but that of those not paying including illegal aliens. If anyone complains, just shoot them.


21 posted on 01/31/2013 5:06:45 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

“Here, I have an idea. Give totally free health care to unions, Congressmen, their staffs and all Federal government officials and let everyone else pay not only for their own healthcare, but that of those not paying including illegal aliens. If anyone complains, just shoot them” —MMTU

The way things are going, I foresee a time when everyone gets a pass and we can all go back to doing what we were doing before Obamacare became law.


22 posted on 01/31/2013 5:57:08 AM PST by Toucan Dance
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