Obama Administration To Pay Off Labor Unions

Obama Administration To Pay Off Labor Unions

The Obama government has decided to respond to labor union spokesmen concerned about how Obamacare will crush the middle class. In a move to hush their vocal dissent, offering special treatment to the unions in the form of access to subsidies originally intended for uninsured, low-income people.

However, it’s not clear what the White House can unilaterally do to address unions’ concerns. The text of the Affordable Care Act is straightforward; if you have gained coverage through an employer-sponsored health plan, you’re not eligible for subsidized coverage in the exchange, because you already get a subsidy through the tax code: you don’t pay income or payroll taxes on the value of your health coverage.
Source: Forbes
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