As The Rest of Us Suffer, Obama to Give Unions Free Pass on Obamacare Fees

-By Warner Todd Huston

Obama is piling the unfair and exorbitant costs of Obamacare onto the middle class again, this time giving a break to his union buddies and heaping the costs onto the rest of us.

Obama is floating the idea of allowing his union pals to get out of having to pay a “re-insurance fee” that is required by Obamacare and forcing the rest of us to make up the difference.

This temporary fee is supposed to kick in next year and was meant to raise $25 billion over a three-year period to help pay the costs of those poor folks with pre-existing conditions.

But the unions have said that they don’t care about those people and they want out of having to pay the fee. And since Obama is bought and paid for by his union overloards, he is looking at a convenient “rules change” to exempt the unions from having to pay the fee–meaning the rest of us will have to make up the difference.

Union thugs all across the country stumped hard for Obamacare saying it was the best thing for the country but ever since it passed they have been getting little “gifts” from Obama and getting exemptions and favorable “rules” changes. The AFL-CIO in particular has fought against having to pay this mandated fee.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka himself reported that Obama told him he was considering allowing the unions to skate on the fees. Trumka, a man with a criminal past, is pushing Obama to dump the fee off on the rest of the American people.

But the GOP is trying to put an end to this freebie for Obama’s big cash donors in the unions. As Fox reports, “Senator John Thune and a dozen other senators are pushing a bill to bar the administration from exempting unions. Thune’s office said that the senator is concerned the exemptions in 2015 and 2016 will end up forcing other self-insured plans to pay more. ”
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s,, and, as well as,,,,, among many, many others. Huston has also appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and many local TV shows as well as numerous talk radio shows throughout the country.

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