Unions Fire Back at ObamaCare

Last week, three presidents of the largest unions sent an open letter to Congress demanding reforms to ObamaCare. James P. Hoffa, General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Joseph Hansen, International President of UFCW, and D. Taylor, President of UNITE-HERE, have some serious concerns on how ObamaCare will hurt their members. Forbes comments, “Labor unions are among the key institutions responsible for the passage of Obamacare…But now, unions are waking up to the fact that Obamacare is heavily disruptive to the health benefits of their members.”

Here are some of the highlights of their letter:  

“Dear Leader Reid and Leader Pelosi:…you pledged that if we liked the health plans we have now, we could keep them. Sadly, that promise is under threat.[Without reforms this legislation will]…destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class……the law creates an incentive for employers to keep employees’ work hours below 30 hours a week. Numerous employers have begun to cut workers’ hours……Our health plans have been built over decades by working men and women. Under the ACA as interpreted by the Administration, our employees will treated differently and not be eligible for subsidies afforded other citizens……we can no longer stand silent in the face of elements of the Affordable Care Act that will destroy the very health and wellbeing of our members along with millions of other hardworking Americans.” 

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