Some Labor Unions Worry About Health Plans Under ACA
Several labor unions have concerns about the not-for-profit multi-employer health plans known as "Taft-Hartley" plans, which cover as many as 20 million workers. Under the Affordable Care Act, such plans are not considered qualified health plans, making them ineligible for federal tax subsidies. The unions argue that without the subsidies, employers have a greater incentive to scale back worker hours, drop health coverage and force employees into insurance exchanges.
- "Labor Union Frustration Boils Over With President on Obamacare" (Bogardus, The Hill, 9/2).
- "Move Over, Business Owners: Labor is Unhappy About Obamacare, Too" (Gorenstein, "Marketplace," American Public Media, 9/2).