Lets hear some more about this tax everyone but the union guys will be paying. The fee, scheduled to kick in next year, would shrink to $42 in 2015 and $26 in 2016, disappearing afterward. It would help insurers absorb the cost of care for people with preexisting illness enrolling in plans offered through subsidized marketplaces. Both unions and business have criticized it as penalizing employer-sponsored health insurance to support plans bought directly from insurers. The fee takes money from the pockets of each laborer covered by a health and welfare fund and gives it to for-profit insurance companies, Terry OSullivan, president of the Laborers International Union of North America, wrote in a letter to President Obama last summer. Which is apparently just peachy for the rest of you peons, but unacceptable for labor unions, the most royally favored corporations in America, although the green-energy crowd gave them a good run for their money in the Solyndra days. Its also a rather naked example of how much of ObamaCare boils down to a cash pipeline from taxpayers to insurance companies, with the customary billions disappearing through leaky joints as the maze of pipes passes through Washington.
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