AFL-CIO Says ACA Fees Stack Deck Against Union Plans

Law360, Washington (September 12, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT) -- The AFL-CIO adopted a resolution on Wednesday blasting portions of the Affordable Care Act for driving up the costs of union-sponsored health insurance plans, calling for the elimination of some taxes and fees, revisions to its implementation plan and tougher employer responsibility rules. 

According to the AFL-CIO, the ACA contains several provisions that could have “unintended consequences” that impede its goal of providing affordable health insurance to Americans and could jeopardize unions' nonprofit, multiemployer insurance plans for their members. Thanks to taxes, fees and other loopholes, the...
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