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POV: Union Criticism of Obamacare

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I've opposed President Obama's Affordable Health Care Act ever since the idea was introduced. Not because I'm against affordable health care, but because this plan creates more problems than it solves and isn't economically sustainable.

But last week, the plan suffered a major blow from a very different direction when the leaders of three major unions - including the Teamsters - publicly warned about just a few of the unintended consequences that are likely to result unless it's drastically revised or repealed.

In a letter to Congressional Democrats, these union officials protested that the ACA will "shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40-hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class." The letter points out that the Act not only provides an incentive to employers to keep workers' weekly hours under 30 to avoid coverage obligations, but also unfairly favors for-profit health care plans over the non-profit variety offered by most unions.

That's right. Now even union leaders - up until now some of Obamacare's staunchest backers - are showing signs of abandoning ship.

When even the unions begin to realize that Obamacare - despite its good intentions - is simply bad law, you know it's time to step back and take a second look. And here's hoping Congress will do just that before it's too late.

Call and tell us what you think.

I'm Bill Lamb and that's my Point of View.


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