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Nevada AFL-CIO Hits Obamacare, Demands Changes

8:40 AM, Aug 22, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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The Nevada AFL-CIO has released a resolution condemning Obamacare and demanding that the president and lawmakers change the law.

"[F]or two years we have sought from the Administration and Congress interpretations to the ACA that merely allows us keep the health plans we currently have: nothing more, nothing less. No special treatment. To date, the Administration has postured on proposals to address the problem, but no proposal to date will actually solve the problem. Our health plans only get worse," the resolution in part reads.

"[A]s a result of Administration inaction to fix the problem, the unintended consequences of the ACA will lead to the destruction of the 40 hour work week, higher taxes and force union members onto more costly plans -- eventually destroying the Taft-Hartley Funds completely."

Obamacare "should not threaten the 40 hour week, and the existence of collectively bargained health care plans," the resolution states.

And "the Congress and the Administration have demonstrated they have the authority and power to make dozens of other corrections to [Obamacare] including taking care of big business and well-paid Congressional staff members, but have yet to provide our unions with any relief to allow our healthcare plans to continue as they have for over 65 years," according to the union. 

Which is why, they say, Congress and president must fix the bill. "RESOLVED, that the Nevada State AFL-CIO supports urgent Congress and President Obama to undertake immediate changes to the implementation and regulation of [Obamacare]."

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