Unions To Opt Out Of Obamacare


(Hat Tip: IHateTheMedia)

The same unions that supported Obamacare now want to opt out (emphasis mine):

Who knew Obamacare was bad for workers? Unions, or rather the professional class of union leaders, were vehement supporters of Obamacare’s federal takeover of health care. Now that they’ve had a chance to actually read the 2,801-page bill and “find out what is in it,” they are upset and want out.

Major unions like the AFL-CIO and the Teamsters are now demanding that they be allowed to stay on their current health care plans and receive government subsidies to cover the increased costs some of Obamacare’s provisions will impose on lower-income workers.

Posted by: DMartyr at 11:42 AM


1 Wonder if I can un-retire from the UAW or The Teamsters?
They were always quick to take my "dues" when I worked my way through University.

Posted by: Kafiroon at February 19, 2013 11:54 AM

2 A big question in my state is why are there such strict rules on what constitutes a "group" for the purposes of group health insurance? Individual insurance family plan could be $2,000, while group plan is $1,200 (per month). Big chunk of dough. But if I go to Insurance company and say I've got 10 people in my club who will all buy the policy from them, they say F off... however, if I start a "business" that employs just 2 people at least 25 hours a week, I CAN get a group policy. So what's the scam??? Why would an insurance company turn down what could be a very large group (a club or trade organization), but accept a group of 2, just because one is a "business" and the other is not? Somebody's makin' money somewhere...in a way that's not obvious.

Posted by: Frak at February 19, 2013 11:55 AM

3 Obama will allow this to happen. Why? Because he owes the Unions for helping him get( steal ) the Presidency.

Posted by: Moshe ben Avram at February 19, 2013 12:00 PM

4 Eff Em

Posted by: unkawill at February 19, 2013 12:28 PM

5 This has been on the table for a long time. Of course they will get approval. They supported Obama. He has a history of paying his contributors back. Look what facebook is fixing to make.

Posted by: Big Al at February 19, 2013 12:38 PM

6 The military got a pay raise in January. 1.7%, I think. My first retirement check was around $13 less than December.

Posted by: EROWMER at February 19, 2013 02:38 PM

7 the AFL_CIO represent most of the largest public sector unions like cops and firemen

Posted by: occam at February 19, 2013 02:40 PM

8 Must have been the thought of those mandatory pesky RFID implants.

Posted by: Dabigragu at February 19, 2013 04:08 PM

9 I've never seen an asshole phuc itself before!

Posted by: obsidian at February 19, 2013 06:20 PM

10 I would tell them not just no, but hell, no. They wanted it, they got it.

Posted by: CeeDee at February 20, 2013 11:06 AM

11 The unions own Obama. Remember when he raped stock and bond holders at GM? He just wiped the federal bankruptcy laws off the books and gave the company to the unions. The candyassed Republicans did nothing about it. This country is headed down the crapper.

Posted by: Mark at February 20, 2013 01:58 PM

12 Equal treatment under the law...

Apparently unnecessary.

One more crime to hang leftard and their libtard co-conspirators for

Posted by: mutovu at February 20, 2013 07:23 PM

13 I learned a while ago that 20% are for companies/unions/whatever in Pelosi's congressional district.

Anyone else smell bribery here ??

Methinks Pelosi will face multiple crime counts adding up to many centuries beyond the multiple death penalties for treason and criminal negligence.

Posted by: mutovu at February 20, 2013 07:41 PM

14 Piglosi is untouchable and will never face charges. That makes me sick.

Posted by: Mark at February 21, 2013 03:06 PM

15 Get the idea, Obama: you're an idiot and no one wants any part of any of your plans. You were an icon of unicorns and people with an axe to grind. Unicorns are ephemeral and now you have to deal with your small coterie of the universally disgruntled -- enjoy!

Posted by: Joe Bravo at February 21, 2013 08:25 PM

16 Obama is a looter.

Posted by: Mark at February 22, 2013 01:34 PM

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