Unite Here, a hospitality industry union, was the first major union to endorse ObamaCare [the ACA]. They now find that ObamaCare is making income inequality worse, but they don’t want to repeal it, they want special carve-outs for themselves.
It shouldn’t be surprising. ObamaCare is a political, special interest bill and more-and-more people will expect special favors as it descends into abject failure.
The union stands behind the intent of the bill, but in a recently released report entitled “The Irony of ObamaCare: Making inequality worse,” they conclude that the law will transfer a trillion dollars in wealth to commercial insurance companies [the ‘evil’ insurance companies], uneven the playing field, and force employers to cut back on hours that result in pay decreases.
“The promise of Obamacare was the right one and the hope for extending healthcare coverage to the un-and under-insured a step in the right direction,” the report says. “Yet the unintended consequences will hit the average, hard-working American where it hurts: in the wallet.”
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.
We take seriously the promise that “if you like your health plan, you can keep it. Period.” UNITE HERE members like their health plans. UNITE HERE’s plans are ready to compete with the corporate giants of the health insurance industry if Washington will simply create a level playing field.
They don’t want to repeal the bill and spare others, they want more special privileges for themselves at the expense of others. They want in on the redistribution.
Click here to read detailed information reported by the Sentinel outlining exactly this.
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