Obamacare

Labor Leaders Unhappy with Lack of Requested Obamacare Reforms

Some members may end up having to get more expensive coverage

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Leaders of major labor unions say they are "bitterly disappointed" with the regulatory changes made to ObamaCare, arguing they do little to help workers who are suffering under the law.

In a letter dated Monday, leaders of major unions told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that proposed regulations for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would do nothing to help union health plans.

"If the administration honestly thinks that these proposed rules are responsive to our concerns, they were not listening or they simply did not care," read the letter from Terry O'Sullivan, president of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), and D. Taylor, president of Unite Here.

They said the administration has failed to address their concerns about worker health plans, and the healthcare law threatens to lower living standards for the working class.