White House Considers Awarding Obamacare Subsidies, Intended For The Uninsured, To Labor Unions

A few weeks ago, I discussed the fact that labor unions have been increasingly vocal about their objections to certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare will “shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class,” wrote three labor leaders in July. Now, according to a report from InsideHealthPolicy, the Obama administration is considering offering insurance subsidies—intended for the uninsured—to labor union members who already have employer-sponsored coverage.


The issue at hand is the way Obamacare affects multi-employer health plans, also known as Taft-Hartley plans. These plans consist of employer-sponsored health insurance that is arranged between a labor union in a particular industry, such as restaurants, and small employers in that sector. Approximately 20 million workers in the United States are covered under such arrangements, including 800,000 of the 1.3 million members of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, whose leader, Joseph Hansen, signed the letter I described above.

Workers with employer-sponsored coverage don’t qualify for subsidized coverage on Obamacare’s insurance exchanges. Those subsidies are designed for low-income people who aren’t offered coverage from their employers, and have to shop for insurance on their own. But the labor union leaders want those subsidies to also apply to their members with employer-sponsored coverage, even though they already get those benefits tax-free due to the employer tax exclusion for health insurance.

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UNBELIEVABLE !!!!!...Is there ANY end to the corruption of OBAMA and his administration ??????....Everyday, it's something new !!!!!.....This Communist Dictator Muslim has over stepped his bounds time and time again, yet Congress does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING !!!!!....What a contemptable scumbag OBAMA is !!!!!!....If ever a human being needed to be destroyed, he is the one !!!!!!....IMPEACH THIS PIECE OF S**T NOW !!!!! or arrest and prosecute this animal......CONGRESS ARE YOU LISTENING ??????

Everyone ready...in unison...1 2 3...CONGRESS, ARE YOU LISTENING?????!!!!!

The Constitutional responsibility falls on the House of Representatives - the founders gave them the power of the purse so they could stop a usurping executive from operating outside the powers of his office . . use it House or lose it . . cut off the DOJ, EPA, IRS, BLM, USFS, NSA, DOE, and the other agencies promulgating rules and regulations that exceed the limits of the Constitution and the actual Statutes passed by congress and signed into law.

Cut off the money . . no money for extra constitutional activities . . 

Millions of people who take advantage of government subsidies to help buy health insurance next year could get stung by surprise tax bills if they don't accurately project their income. This is an article about the ACA in April of this year, but good idea for "buyer to beware".

Read more here: http://news.yahoo.com/obamacare-credits-could-trigger-surprise-tax-...

In my opinion if the medical profession and the insurance companies wouldve been kept in check years ago and not let run amok with charges and premiums we may have been able to head this disaster off at the pass and not even had to worry about this BS. Now Im all for making a profit but when it runs into the millions and maybe even billions of dollars ayear something has to give, everyone complains about big Government what about Big Business I believe they are in bed together and the only way to stop it is to topple one or the other

where do we begin Mangus?

Visit this library link it maps the entire process from the bottom up we the people get it done . .

http://articlevprojecttorestoreliberty.com/take-action.html

It's not legal for the government to keep in check anybody, we live in a free enterprise society it is charge everyone is willing to pay so it is the government medicare, insurance and welfare fraud that jacked price up. The cost of everything goes up when the price of gas goes up, if it travels by truck, train or airplane and is harvested by farmers in the field which takes fuel the price goes up. When a company has to pay more for something the price of the product they sell goes up, this includes the minimum wage.

The democrats have always wanted $10/gal for gas because in their stupidity they think we will drive less and go green, no we just raise the price of things everyone buys to cover the cost. Back in 1920 a $20 dollar bill and a $20 dollar gold piece bought the same thing, now gold is worth $1800 of our new dollars. Did gold go up or did our dollar drop. In 1950 gas was $.25 cents a gallon a loaf of bread cost  the same $.25 cents and minimum wage was $.75 cents per hour cokes were $.05 each a movie was $.10 popcorn $.10 so for $.25 cents I could go to a movie eat a box of popcorn and drink a coke and there was NO WELFARE  but we all made it work. Now 50% of the people work and pay for the 50% that don't soon it will be no one will work and we will be a socialist country depending on the government to save us.

Ralph,

It's called 'medling'.  Government medls in everything, and can't figure out why (pick a topic).  The 1950 numbers you show are correct.  But government wanted to 'help' the less-well-off.  So they raised the minumum 'wage'.  Mind you, the 'Mn. Wage' did not apply to people outside the District of Columbia, but nobody knew that.  Anyway, the minimum wage went up.  So, in order to stay even, the gas price went to .27.9, the coke went to .06, the loaf of bread went to .30.  And on and on.  And so the minimum wage was raised again, and prices went up again, ETC.  Government seems to think that those PAYING the 'new' minimum wage have a bottomless pit of 'money', and so are not hurt by the minimum wage increase.  But where does the business mans 'money' COME from?  Does it magicly appear?  Of course not.  It is sourced from the same place he is paying.  His workers.  In order to pay them more, he must CHARGE more.  And they now are strugling as much as they were before the 'raise'.  People don't live within their means, and government can't fix it by artificially raising their pay, because prices must go up to make up for the raise.

So, the wage payer is not to blame for higher prices.  Government is.  Government 'borrowing' (16 TRILLION?)  is how come your ounce of gold now carries an enormous price.  Check it out.  150 years ago an ounce of gold would buy a man a fine suit of clothes.  100 years ago an ounce of gold would buy a man a fine suit of clothes.  50 years ago (if you had kept it past Roosevelt) an ounce of gold would buy a man a fine suit.  And TODAY an ounce of gold will buy a man a fine suit of clothes.  Go figure.

Randal,

Good post - it is just as you laid out I remember all the events . .  and the many more since . . same result every time - food and energy prices increase reducing the standard of living of the poor = government must increase welfare to offset the loss . . call it spiral . .  

Who in the White House decided to do this?  Couldn't be Obumbum...  He's too busy rattling his sabre and declaring (illegal) war.

Syria is NONE OF OUR BUSINESS.

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1 Billion Dollar Net Worth!!! Oberlin College Claims Poverty To Avoid Paying Punitive Damages To Gibson’s Bakery

Although IRS reports show the university is worth around $1 billion, Oberlin College still claimed poverty to avoid paying punitive damages to Gibson’s Bakery.

As Breitbart News reported this week, the far-left Oberlin College lost a defamation case filed by Gibson’s Bakery after a local jury found the university liable for falsely accusing the family bakery of racism.

The jury ordered Oberlin on Friday to pay Gibson’s $11.2 million in compensatory damages for defamation and intentional interference with a business.

Legal Insurrection reported on Thursday that “the jury awarded a total of $33 million in punitive damages, which will probably be reduced by the court to $22 million because of the state law cap at twice compensatory.”

Legal Insurrection has been following the case for two years — since the beginning — and reports that the school’s only defense against a sizable punitive award is to pretend it is poor, despite holding assets that amount to a billion — with a “b” — dollars and despite paying some of its staffers more than a half-million dollars a year:

Oberlin College was so hellbent on getting the message out that their cash liquidity was in such dire straits — as the eight-person jury was figuring out if they wish to add $22.4 million to the school’s legal verdict bill — that they brought out the school’s president, Carmen Twillie Ambar to the stand to tell that part the story.

“We’ve created deficits … and over the next ten years, if this continues, that is unsustainable and we will not exist,” Ambar told the jury. She even indicated the school’s grants — about $60 million a year from the school, and lots of students get those scholarships as only 10% of them pay the full $70,000 a year — were important to preserve as “the accessibility of education” was a key component of the school’s purpose.

However…

The college has more than $1 billion in funds and net assets according to the latest IRS 990 form, an endowment fund that had grown from $440 million to $887 million in the last 20 years, and because of its non-profit status, pays no taxes on any property it owns.

It also had 18 members of their administration making more than $100,00 a year. The president and chief financial officer of the school were both making more than $500,000 a year.

Grifters gonna grift…

The day after Donald Trump won the presidency, this nutball school apparently decided to take out its impotent woke-rage on this poor bakery, which has been part of the Oberlin community for more than a century.

It all started when three Oberlin students (who would later plead guilty in a plea deal) attempted to steal bottles of wine.

The proprietors caught the students and, while attempting to hold them until police arrived, were allegedly roughed up by the shoplifters. But because the students are black and the proprietors white — and with no respect for due process or facts — Oberlin staffers and students decided some vigilantism was in order and did everything in their considerable power to destroy this local bakery forever, to smite it off the map.

Classes were canceled so hundreds of students could protest in front of the small store while enjoying free food and drink, courtesy of the school. School staffers handed out fliers that basically described the family-owned bakery as the local branch of the KKK.

As a result, the bakery had to lay off almost all of its employees and barely avoided bankruptcy.

In the end, the three shoplifters said race had nothing to do with what happened.

For those of you interested in incurring $200,000 in debt before you even enter the workforce, it looks as though you can major in Mob Justice at Oberlin.

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