Union: Obamacare Will Cause More Income Inequality

This is not the first time Unite Here, a prominent  union that supports those in the the hotel, food service, laundry, warehouse, and casino gaming industries, with major links to SEIU and other far left unions, has slammed Obamacare (though they were a big supporter of it initially, and certainly got out the vote for Obama and Democrats). They’re learning that there are consequences for their support

(Fox News) Although it defends the intent behind the Affordable Care Act, the report, entitled “The Irony of ObamaCare: Making inequality worse,” concludes that the law will transfer a billion dollars in wealth to insurance companies, uneven the playing field in the market, force employers to cut back on hours and result in pay decreases, Ralston Reports said.

“The promise of Obamacare was the right one and the hope for extending healthcare coverage to the un-and under-insured a step in the right direction,” the report says. “Yet the unintended consequences will hit the average, hard-working American where it hurts: in the wallet.”

The report says it’s “ironic” that the Obama administration is publicly discussing income inequality though it has yet to make the changes to ObamaCare that Unite Here believes are necessary to avoid exacerbating income disparity.

There do not seem to be many parts of the U.S. economy that Obamacare is helping, are there. Of course, what Unite Here wants are “fixes”. If only there was something that could have been done prior to this horrendous bill being passed, like, reading it. Really, it’s not like anyone said this would damage our economy prior to passage, right? Right? From Ralston Reports

The paper argues that the Affordable Care Act will transfer a billion dollars in wealth to insurance companies, create an unlevel playing field in the market, force employers to cut back hours and result in pay decreases. It lays it out in detail, with examples of union workers affected by Obamacare.

Didn’t Harry Reid, along with the in-sync media, say that no one was being harmed by Obamacare? From the report itself

Ironically, the Administration’s own signature healthcare victory poses one of the most immediate challenges to redressing inequality. Yes, the Affordable Care Act will help many more Americans gain some health insurance coverage, a significant step forward for equality. At the same time, without smart fixes, the ACA threatens the middle class with higher premiums, loss of hours, and a shift to part-time work and less comprehensive coverage.

Crazy right wingers. According to Open Secrets, Unite Here has spent almost $600k for the 2014 cycle, all going to Democrats and left wing groups. And almost $8.7 million during the 2012 period, all of which went to Democrats and left leaning groups.

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One Response to “Union: Obamacare Will Cause More Income Inequality”

  1. david7134 says:

    The fact is that people now can get insurance. Big deal. It doesn’t pay for much as everything has to be pre-approved by some nurse, remember, you can’t trust the doctor. And you have huge deductibles. Most of the people that I see can’t handle a $2500 deductible and more than they can a $30,000 hospital bill. If you don’t have any money or limited resources, then they are both unreasonable. The fact is that we pay too much for health care. Why? Look no further than our great government. When they get into something, the cost goes sky high. An example, in the 80’s, we came up with a new procedure called angioplasty. There was not a charge for this so we had to come up with one. As we considered this we went through the time spent, the education cost, and all the other parameters. Then we discussed what sounded fair. We came up with a good number. Then we knew the government would cut whatever we came up with so we tripled the amount. Sure enough, the government paid the higher amount for a bit, then they started cutting the amount to below were we thought was fair. Just like we thought. Get the government our of our lives.

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