“…the ACA threatens the middle class with higher premiums, loss of hours, and a shift to part-time work and less comprehensive coverage.”
UNITE HERE should have done their homework before being the first union to endorse obama and his radical agenda to takeover the US economy. They have blood on their hands for aiding in the destruction of our healthcare system and now come out against obamacare because it will cost employees up to $5/hr?! I’m sick and tired of this hypocrisy from the left who jumped to defend the boy king and attack anyone in opposition. How many union thugs backed this law when it was proposed are now complaining about it?
Conservatives warned everyone barackobamacare was going to be a train wreck but no you all when into attack mode didn’t you?! Ted Cruz made a last ditch effort to stop it, but again no one listened. Elections and actions have consequences, someday people will think on their own instead of listening to other people with an agenda where we may have a chance in Saving the Republic.
Labor unions time has come and gone now they are nothing but political activist organizations who use thug tactics to force companies to comply with their view of economics and fairness. I’m curious when employers have had enough and start automating who will these dopes blame?
BTW this union also endorsed de Dlasio for NY mayor, so what does that tell you!?
Union research document says Obamacare will hasten income inequality
As national Democrats prepare to run against the GOP on income equality issues, a giant union has issued a scathing Obamacare document that could undermine that case.
“The Irony of ObamaCare: Making Inequality Worse” is the title of the UNITE HERE (Culinary parent) document that is posted here and soon to be making its way to Capitol Hill. It is devastating to the Democrats. To wit:
Ironically, the Administrationâ€™s own signature healthcare victory poses one of the most immediate challenges to redressing inequality. Yes, the Affordable Care Act will help many more Americans gain some health insurance coverage, a significant step forward for equality. At the same time, without smart fixes, the ACA threatens the middle class with higher premiums, loss of hours, and a shift to part-time work and less comprehensive coverage.
The paper argues that the Affordable Care Act will transfer a billion dollars in wealth to insurance companies, create an unlevel playing field in the market, force employers to cut back hours and result in pay decreases. It lays it out in detail, with examples of union workers affected by Obamacare.
And then it concludes:
For two years, labor unions and employer partners have patiently explained to the Obama Administration and Congress the potential damage that the ACA poses to these unique, successful non-profit health plans.
Having already made efforts to accommodate businesses, churches and congressional staff, it is ironic that the Administration is now highlighting issues of economic inequality without acting to preserve health plans that have been achieving the goals of the ACA for decades. Without a smart fix, the ACA will heighten the inequality that the Administration seeks to reduce...more