Up to 20 million union members and their families will be ineligible for ObamaCare subsidies to help pay for their Cadillac-style health insurance plans, says CBS News.
Instead, members of unions for part-time and seasonal workers and their dependents will likely have to choose between higher premiums to stay on their plans – whose cost will rise because of the health law’s new coverage mandates – or cheaper plans that cover less – but are subsidized – on the state-based ObamaCare exchanges.
The reason for the choice is because ObamaCare only gives subsidies to people who are not covered by their employer. If union members opt to stay with the plans jointly administered by their union and their employer, then they, in effect, are choosing higher premiums.
Bob Costas is perfectly free to unleash his shopworn leftist views upon audiences who’d probably prefer to enjoy a simple football game.
And frankly, given the seas in which Costas swims, he’d probably earnestly deny that his views are leftist at all, just as Dan Rather once named the New York Times when asked to identify what he considered a centrist news source.
Nevertheless, is it too much to ask that a sportscaster who considers himself fit to instruct lowly viewers about socio-political matters first fortify himself with relevant rudimentary facts before doing so? …