Obamacare wasn't needed and it will hurt the elderly, disabled and future generations. The system isn't set up for people living longer and collecting
benefits longer. Obamacare just has added to the problem.
The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers is reportedly the first union to officially call for repeal of the Affordable Care
Act, aka Obamacare. The health care law is prompting some serious buyer’s remorse in Big Labor, which worked hard on behalf of the administration to
United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers International President Kinsey M. Robinson issued the following statement today calling for
a repeal or complete reform of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA):
“Our Union and its members have supported President Obama and his Administration for both of his terms in office.
But regrettably, our concerns over certain provisions in the ACA have not been addressed, or in some instances, totally ignored. In the rush to
achieve its passage, many of the Act’s provisions were not fully conceived, resulting in unintended consequences that are inconsistent with the
promise that those who were satisfied with their employer sponsored coverage could keep it.
These provisions jeopardize our multi-employer health plans, have the potential to cause a loss of work for our members, create an unfair bidding
advantage for those contractors who do not provide health coverage to their workers, and in the worst case, may cause our members and their families
to lose the benefits they currently enjoy as participants in multi-employer health plans.
For decades, our multi-employer health and welfare plans have provided the necessary medical coverage for our members and their families to protect
them in times of illness and medical needs. This collaboration between labor and management has been a model of success that should be emulated rather
than ignored. I refuse to remain silent, or idly watch as the ACA destroys those protections.
I am therefore calling for repeal or complete reform of the Affordable Care Act to protect our employers, our industry, and our most important asset:
our members and their families.”
Looks like somebody forgot that elections have consequences yet again... That extra couple bucks an hour doesn't seem like that great a deal
once you've paid it right back in union dues, higher taxes, more regulatory fees, and astronomical (yet mandated) insurance premiums, I guess... Oh
well, at least with their 40 hour set-in-stone union work week many of them have the free time (Read: any time not spent working) to take on a second
job to cover the personal costs of their vote.
I am therefore calling for repeal or complete reform of the Affordable Care Act
I'll go out on a limb and speculate that "complete reform" translates to "Change the individual mandate to a corporate mandate forcing companies
to fully fund coverage for all blue collar employees."
edit on 18-4-2013 by burdman30ott6 because: (no reason given)
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