Unions Worry About Future of Health Care Coverage
Posted at 2:15 p.m. on Feb. 1
“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,” the Wall Street Journal reports.
“In early talks, the Obama administration dismissed the idea of applying the subsidies to people in union-sponsored plans… Some 20 million Americans are covered by the health-care plans at issue in labor’s push for subsidies. The plans are jointly managed by unions and employers and used mostly by small companies.”
“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.”