The following is from the House Committee on Education & the Workforce:
Overcoming White House objections, members of the AFL-CIO approved a resolution that cites a “laundry list of complaints against ObamaCare.” The Federation – which represents more than 12 million workers – described the law as “highly disruptive” to its health care plans. It seems AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka can no longer deny the devastating consequences of a law he once praised as a “historic victory.”
In fact, as The Hill reports, “The AFL-CIO lobbied for ObamaCare’s passage and is one of President Obama’s biggest political backers.” It’s encouraging to see those who strongly endorsed the health care law finally recognize its fundamental problems.
Whether it’s fewer full-time jobs, higher health care costs, or loss of existing coverage, the president’s health care law is wreaking havoc in America’s workplaces. The hardworking staff at SeaWorld and Trader Joe’s are the latest to be hit by the ObamaCare train wreck.
Although Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius once dismissed these emerging trends as “speculation,” perhaps union bosses can convince the administration that the pain ObamaCare is inflicting on workplaces is real. The growing number of unions voicing their concerns with the law is certainly persuasive.