Monday, August 24, 2009

Healthcare Bill Includes $10 Billion Earmarked For Union Retirees

Imagine my surprse,

Obama takes care of his thugs. The Detroit News reports:
The United Auto Workers is urging its members to back efforts in Congress to reform health care coverage, citing a provision that includes $10 billion to defray the medical costs of union members and others in reitrees.

The bill, approved by a House committee late last month, includes Section 164, a reinsurance program for retirees, according to a summary of the bill from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office. It sets aside $10 billion to establish a temporary reinsurance program to provide reimbursement to participating employment-based plans for part of the cost of providing health benefits to retirees age 55-64 and their families. A Senate version has nearly identical language.
The UAW was among a number of unions to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House on July 13 to discuss health care reform and other issues, DN reports. UAW legislative director Alan Reuther said last week the UAW had already taken an active role in pushing for health care reform

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