More Than Half of Union Workers Exempt From ObamaCare

Our Community Organizer in Chief will grind the rest of us under the heel of ObamaCare, but not his union friends:

Yesterday, the Deparment of Health and Human Services announced it had granted more than 500 new waivers to Obamacare’s requirement that health plans have annual limits of no less than $750,000. This annual limit requirement climbs to $1.25 million next year and then to $2 million.

The reason these exemptions from the law are needed is that Obamacare forces all health insurance consumers to over-insure themselves and pay high premiums as a result. Without the waivers, many companies, non-profits and unions would simply drop their health plans. As of 2014, the waivers will no longer be available…

It is worth noting that there are 166 union benefits funds now exempted from this requirement, which account for about 40 percent of the exempted workers. This means that although there are only 14.6 million unionized employees in the United States, and 860,000 of them are already exempted from this provision of Obamacare.

Unions will destroy America as surely as they destroyed Detroit if Obama has his way. That’s why they need to be kept healthy by sparing them from trauma as ObamaCare is used to bankrupt the private health sector.

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Looking out for you — so long as you’re a union.

On a tip from Mats. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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