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.
Top officers at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the AFL-CIO and other large labor groups plan to keep pressing the Obama administration to expand the federal subsidies to these jointly run plans, warning that unionized employers may otherwise drop coverage.
So now that even the unions have understood that Obamacare is one big tax, maybe it is time to reevaluate its arrival at a time when the already strapped US consumer sees taxes rising, and has their savings extinguished.
Wonder why employers are going part time like lemmings over a cliff?
Insurers will no longer be able to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. Most individuals will be taxed if they don't carry insurance, and employers with at least 50 workers will face a fine if they don't provide it.
Twinsdad comments... this is the way of the king we have in Washington. The plan is simple, keep the rabble at bay and make the high middle class pay for everything, the upper class can afford ANY tax they have to pay.. This is also the racial part of the blog where I say something stupid, like Obama is a racist and has planned all his life ways to get back at the whites in this country and now he and Rev. Wrong are getting their collective revenge.
Can't wait for the FBI to come knocking...