Georgia’s two US Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson joined 31 fellow Senators in writing a letter to President Barack Obama telling him that union members shouldn’t get special treatment under Obamacare via subsidies to offset the rising costs of health care. The waivers do nothing to help offset the rising costs of non-union members:
“This administration’s blatant favoritism toward labor organizations undermines the hard work and efforts of small business owners and non-union individuals across America,” said Chambliss. “While we must address the skyrocketing costs of health care, we must do so for all Americans, not just labor-union members. I hope President Obama will realize that taxing many to pay for the privileges of a few is unacceptable.”
“With each passing day, more and more Americans are feeling the terrible effects of Obamacare, including the rising costs of health care. It would be extremely unfair and, even worse, illegal, for labor unions to receive special treatment by receiving taxpayer dollars to subsidize their health care plans because they are unhappy that Obamacare caused their premium costs to rise,” said Isakson. “The American people should be outraged that the president is considering a special exception for his friends at the labor unions from what he has mandated for the rest of the country. I will continue to work to repeal Obamacare and its many terribly flawed provisions to ensure that health care more accessible and affordable for all Americans.”
You can read the letter in its entirety here.