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IRS chief says he’d rather not switch to ObamaCare plan

IRS chief says he’d rather not switch to ObamaCare plan | Fox News.

“I would prefer to stay with the current policy that I’m pleased with rather than go through a change if I don’t need to go through that change,” said acting IRS chief Danny Werfel, during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing.

So would a lot of us.


A Union that read the law!

This union apparently read the law: Union Fears ‘Destructive Consequences’ From Obamacare – Washington Wire – WSJ.

The laborers union, with about 570,000 members, is one of a few major unions that didn’t support enactment of Affordable Care Act, Mr. O’Sullivan reminded Mr. Obama. “Now, we have watched as the implementation of the law has progressed, our fears have become reality,” he wrote.



Some unions now angry about health care overhaul

Some unions now angry about health care overhaul.

Some labor unions that enthusiastically backed President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul are now frustrated and angry, fearful that it will jeopardize benefits for millions of their members.

Union leaders warn that unless the problem is fixed, there could be consequences for Democrats facing re-election next year.

“It makes an untruth out of what the president said _ that if you like your insurance, you could keep it,” said Joe Hansen, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. “That is not going to be true for millions of workers now.”

Color me skeptical on the consequences for Democrats. I suppose there could be from lack of enthusiasm but that’s as far as I can imagine it going.


Unions break ranks on ObamaCare

Unions break ranks on ObamaCare – The Hill .

Months after the president’s reelection, a variety of unions are publicly balking at how the administration plans to implement the landmark law. They warn that unless there are changes, the results could be catastrophic.

They seem to have an issue with the “you can keep your plan if you like it” theme…

In a new op-ed published in The Hill, UFCW President Joe Hansen homed in on the president’s speech at the 2009 AFL-CIO convention. Obama at the time said union members could keep their insurance under the law, but Hansen writes “that the president’s statement to labor in 2009 is simply not true for millions of workers.” (emphasis added)

You drink the kool-aid, you reap the consequences. The Unions and “Big Pharma” should get together and have a “Obamacare finally caught up with us” party.