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Left Turn: Buyer’s Remorse? Unions Grow Wary of ObamaCare

It’s no secret Big Labor strongly supported the president’s government takeover of health care. Back in 2010, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said unions would do "everything we can" to gin up congressional support for the president’s health care law.

Nearly three years after ObamaCare became law, union leaders seem to be second-guessing their fervent support for thegovernment takeover of health care. According to the Wall Street Journal:

Now that the law is rolling out, some are turning sour. Union leaders say many of the law’s requirements will drive up the costs for their health-care plans and make unionized workers less competitive… A handful of unions say they already have examined whether it makes sense to shift workers off their current plans and onto private coverage subsidized by the government.

Even the International Union of Operating Engineers Director of Health Care Initiatives has admitted, "We do have second thoughts… Right now, [the law] is costing us more."

Looks like Big Labor is starting to understand what Republicans argued all along: ObamaCare is bad for the nation’s workers and job creators.

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