After fighting tooth-and-nail to get ObamaCare passed and then fighting even more to prevent its repeal, the far-Left Service Employees International Union is asking to be excused from its requirements, because they’re a hardship:
SEIU’s outspoken defense of the law has prompted charges of hypocrisy from Republicans, given that some of the union’s chapters have sought waivers exempting them from a key provision of the law requiring the phaseout of health plans with low caps on annual benefits.
Proponents of the law argue that some limited-benefits health plans should be exempted temporarily from phaseout because it would cause low-income and part-time workers to lose insurance or see their premiums rise.
A spokesman for SEIU referred questions about the union waivers to a fact sheet on its website.
According to SEIU, the overwhelming majority of its members are covered by health plans that comply with the law’s requirements.
Some of its chapters have obtained waivers, the union concedes, but notes the waivers were anticipated by Democrats who passed the law.
“The waiver process is a key part of healthcare reform because it helps ensure that workers won’t lose their employer-provided health coverage,” SEIU states on its website.
Well, cry me a river of crocodile tears. Maybe if the union hadn’t helped
pass ram this unconstitutional monstrosity down our throats in the first place, those low-wage workers it claims to be so concerned about wouldn’t be in danger of losing their coverage — thanks to SEIU and its progressive-statist allies.
“Hypocrisy” doesn’t begin to cover it.
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(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)