Even union supporters—often some of the biggest cheerleaders of the Obama Administration—are getting angry over Obamacare.
Unite Here, which “represents 300,000 workers in hotels, food service and gaming nationwide,” has issued a new report warning union workers of how Obamacare could cost them.
“If employers follow the incentives in the law, they will push families onto the exchanges to buy coverage,” the report, which was posted on Ralston Reports, states. “This will force low-wage service industry employees to spend $2.00, $3.00 or even $5.00 an hour of their pay to buy similar coverage.”
Unite Here also noted that workers could face reduced workloads as a result of Obamacare, stating that “388 employers [have] announced hours cuts since early 2012.”
The organization cited a Brookings Institution study to make the point that Obamacare would increase income inequality:
People in the bottom two-tenths of the income distribution would see average gains of 5.3 percent and 7.2 percent from the ACA. Families in the next lowest 20 percent (family income $20,000 to $38,000) would suffer significant income declines to achieve these gains. Meanwhile, the top ten percent would give up the smallest percentage of income. Only in Washington could asking the bottom of the middle class to finance health care for the poorest families be seen as reducing inequality