February 1, 2014
OUR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT:
Labor union officials say Obama betrayed them in health-care rollout (Steven Mufson and Tom Hamburger, January 31, 2014, Washington Post)
Leaders of two major unions, including the first to endorse Obama in 2008, said they have been betrayed by an administration that wooed their support for the 2009 legislation with promises to later address the peculiar needs of union-negotiated insurance plans that cover millions of workers.Their complaints reflect a broad sense of disappointment among many labor leaders, who say the Affordable Care Act has subjected union health plans to new taxes and mandates while not allowing them to share in the subsidies that have gone to private insurance companies competing on the newly created exchanges.
Posted by Orrin Judd at February 1, 2014 9:40 PM