ObamaCare Snark

Oh, the delicious irony. From Yahoo! news:

Unions backed the health care legislation because they expected it to curb inflation in health coverage, reduce the number of uninsured Americans and level the playing field for companies that were already providing quality benefits. While unions knew there were lingering issues after the law passed, they believed those could be fixed through rulemaking.

But last month, the union representing roofers issued a statement calling for “repeal or complete reform” of the health care law. Kinsey Robinson, president of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, complained that labor’s concerns over the health care law “have not been addressed, or in some instances, totally ignored.”

“In the rush to achieve its passage, many of the act’s provisions were not fully conceived, resulting in unintended consequences that are inconsistent with the promise that those who were satisfied with their employer-sponsored coverage could keep it,” Robinson said.

Well no shit Sherlock. There is more:

The problem lies in the unique multiemployer health plans that cover unionized workers in retail, construction, transportation and other industries with seasonal or temporary employment. Known as Taft-Hartley plans, they are jointly administered by unions and smaller employers that pool resources to offer more than 20 million workers and family members continuous coverage, even during times of unemployment.

Basically, ObamaCare makes it harder for the public (and private) sector to hire part-time help. You mean to tell me that trying to artificially lower prices by subsidizing costs actually makes something more expensive? Who woulda thunk it?! We’ve blogged about this before, and do note here that we were all concerned about the effects ObamaCare would have on the poor and the young.

Adjuncts at community colleges (another solid Obama voting bloc) have also seen their hours cut due to ObamaCare.

Congress, too, is trying to exempt itself from ObamaCare. Thanks guys!

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