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More Special Obamacare Treatment -- But Not for You

Posted By Amy Payne On November 8, 2013 @ 6:30 am In Capitol Hill,Front Page,Obamacare | Comments Disabled

Unions haven’t been able to get special Obamacare subsidies like Members of Congress and their staffs did [1], but they may not go away empty-handed.

The Obama Administration has indicated it will propose a new regulation that could give many unions a break [2] from one of Obamacare’s new fees. This one hits health plans with a $63 per person charge next year.

But many “self-insured, self-administered” plans would be exempt from this fee in future years, thanks to the new suggested regulation—and that could apply to a lot of union plans.

Labor unions accused Obamacare of “shattering” hard-earned benefits and destroying the foundation of the middle class [3] when they begged earlier this year for special treatment. Instead of advocating relief for all Americans, they merely advocated a carve-out for their members.

Meanwhile, people across the country are seeing their plans canceled or premiums increased. For people shopping in the Obamacare exchanges, premiums are going up in at least 42 states.

300costsgoup [4]

While hard-working Americans are suffering, the Administration is nodding to unions that it will give them a little break. Obamacare is not only unworkable and unaffordable—it’s unfair.

As Heritage expert Alyene Senger has said [5], “Rather than unions or other politically influential groups receiving special treatment, all Americans should get a reprieve from Obamacare and its erroneous consequences.”

obamacare-alternative [6]

Read the Morning Bell and more en español every day at Heritage Libertad [7].

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URLs in this post:

[1] special Obamacare subsidies like Members of Congress and their staffs did: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/08/16/morning-bell-obama-gives-congress-obamacare-relief-illegally/

[2] a break: http://washingtonexaminer.com/health-and-human-services-quietly-giving-unions-obamacare-fix/article/2538621

[3] “shattering” hard-earned benefits and destroying the foundation of the middle class: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/07/16/morning-bell-even-unions-are-turning-on-obamacare/

[4] Image: http://heritageaction.com/obamacare/

[5] said: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/02/05/unions-insult-taxpayers-with-obamacare-subsidy-request/

[6] Image: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/11/01/the-conservative-alternative-to-obamacare/

[7] Heritage Libertad: http://www.libertad.org/

[8] apologized: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/11/07/video-watch-obama-kinda-sorta-apologize-to-americans-losing-their-health-plans/

[9] turning to Hollywood to convince Hispanics: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304448204579181642322385158

[10] Now their lobbyists are readying for war: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/11/07/business_lobby_seeks_a_more_governable_gop_120595.html

[11] understand the problem and proposed solution: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/11/sexual-assault-in-the-military-understanding-the-problem-and-how-to-fix-it/

[12] to ban trans fats: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AP_US_FDA_TRANS_FATS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-11-07-10-02-02

[13] best time is to drink your coffee: http://gizmodo.com/the-scientifically-best-time-to-drink-coffee-1460030914

[14] Obamacare was the joke of the night: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/11/07/brad-paisley-carrie-underwood-mock-obamacare-at-country-music-awards/

[15] sing in space: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/11/07/lady-gaga-to-sing-in-space-in-2015/3464063/

[16] compete with a successful private business: http://www.nationaljournal.com/next-america/education/obama-college-rating-system-will-take-on-u-s-news-world-report-20131107

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