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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 9:30 PM

AFL-CIO Lays Out "Laundry List" of Formal Complaints Regarding Obamacare; The Bright Side of Obamacare

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On February 19, I wrote Opting Out of Obamacare (the Unaffordable Health Care Act); Not Even Labor Unions Want It.

The issue has now come to a head as the AFL-CIO Lays Out "Laundry List" of Formal Complaints Regarding Obamacare.

The Hill reports AFL-CIO nearing formal criticism of ObamaCare

Unions, after a contentious and difficult process, are on the cusp of issuing formal criticism of ObamaCare at the AFL-CIO convention.

Council is expected to consider a resolution, subject to fierce internal debate, that will call for changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — setting up a potential floor vote this Wednesday before the convention closes. Frustration has grown within labor as the Obama administration has failed to offer a fix to temper union worries over the law.

A copy of the draft resolution, obtained by The Hill, praises aspects of ObamaCare and states that the AFL-CIO supports the law’s goal of providing healthcare coverage for all. But the four-page document lays out a laundry list of complaints against ObamaCare — at times taking aim at the administration.

The draft resolution says that “federal agencies administering the ACA” are “threatening the ability of workers to keep health care coverage through some collectively bargained, non-profit health care funds” under their interpretation of the law.

In addition, the resolution claims “some workers might not be able to keep their coverage,” and the law will be “highly disruptive” to union members’ health plans, known as multi-employer or Taft-Hartley plans. ObamaCare “will effectively use taxpayer dollars to subsidize employers that refuse to take responsibility for providing their employees health care” while taxing nonprofit plans to benefit insurance companies.

The measure also states that “the ACA should be administered in a manner that preserves the high-quality health coverage multiemployer plans have provided to union families for decades and if this is not possible, we will demand the ACA be amended by Congress.”
Obamacare For Dummies: The "Affordable Care Act" In One Chart

I picked up the link to The Hill from ZeroHedge who also posted this amusing chart of Obamacare.

Fraud Free-For-All

One look at the above chart easily explains what I wrote earlier today: "Obamacare Fraud Free-For-All Now Underway"

The Bright Side

But please look on the bright side: the fraudsters, the insurance companies, and the 1% who represent the fraudsters and insurance companies should make out like bandits.

If that's not enough to give everyone who voted for Obama a warm, glowing feeling, what is?

Change You Can Believe In

Sarcasm aside, please recall that Obama did not promise change. He only promised "change you could believe in".

People believed, but as I see it, the fraudsters, the war-mongers, and the 1% are still in control.

To be perfectly fair, there is a legitimate "bright side" for some small set of disadvantaged souls who are better off with this plan. Rest assured that's an accident.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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