GOP Bill Would Block ObamaCare Subsidies for Labor Unions

Unions not happy with the way the rules work


Republicans are preparing to fight back if the Obama administration grants tax subsidies to union health plans under ObamaCare.

A new bill from Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) would prevent federal officials from taking this step, which is a major priority for labor unions as they assess the impact of the healthcare law.

Union members' multi-employer health plans are currently not eligible for the new tax subsidies designed to make coverage more affordable.