Monday, November 29, 2010

Unintended consequences from ObamaCare hit union workers

I don't think this was what the supporters of ObamaCare, particularly those in SEIU households, had in mind.
One of the largest union-administered health-insurance funds in New York is dropping coverage for the children of more than 30,000 low-wage home attendants, union officials said. The union blamed financial problems it said were caused by the state’s health department and new national health-insurance requirements....

The union fund faced a “dramatic shortfall” between what employers contributed to the fund and the premiums charged by its insurance provider, Fidelis Care, according to Mitra Behroozi, executive director of benefit and pension funds for 1199SEIU. The union fund pools contributions from several home-care agencies and then buys insurance from Fidelis.

“In addition, new federal health-care reform legislation requires plans with dependent coverage to expand that coverage up to age 26,” Behroozi wrote in a letter to members Oct. 22. “Our limited resources are already stretched as far as possible, and meeting this new requirement would be financially impossible.”


ic said...

"the children of more than 30,000 low-wage home attendants"

Do not fear, Obamacare (i.e. you and me) will insure all children from poor (i.e. low wage) families.

Next SEIU will drop all low-wage workers. Obamacare'll pick them up. Obamacare is a backdoor union bailout. Wonder how much longer will union pension funds drop their pensioners, and let you and me do the honor of taking care of their retirement. The "richest" people on earth cannot let their "greedy" generation die on the streets, can they? Obamacare's death panels may figure out a final solution for the greedy generation to save our Social Security from bankruptcy after all. Brilliant.

HPE said...

wow that stinks for those children and their parents

bobdog said...

Not to mention the rest of the people in this country. What makes union folks so different from the rest of us? We're all screwed, not just the pampered slugs in the unions.