As we all know by know, the Empty Suit recently elected to Congress from the 5th District (Ahem.... I meant the THIRD district) was a big supporter of the SEIU. Co-sponsoring and voting for legislation that would have required day care workers to join that union while the OWNERS of day care facilities payed their dues, Babs worked that bill like they were paying her... which, come to think of it, they were.
Well, these fine, upstanding-hypocrite-major-supporters-of-Obamacare have just dumped the children of 30,000 low-wage home attendants, reinforcing both what a lying scumbag Obama is is and how utterly worthless unions generally and this one specifically happen to be.
Here it is: read it and, well, you know.
November 20, 2010, 7:40 PM ET
Union Drops Health Coverage for Workers’ ChildrenH/T to the Wall Street Journal and More:
By Yuliya Chernova
One of the largest union-administered health-insurance funds in New York is dropping coverage for the children of more than 30,000 low-wage home attendants, union officials said. The union blamed financial problems it said were caused by the state’s health department and new national health-insurance requirements.
The fund is administered by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union. Union officials said the state compelled the fund to start buying coverage from a third party, which increased premiums by 60%. State health officials denied forcing the union fund to make the switch, saying the fund had been struggling financially even before the switch to third-party coverage.
The fund informed its members late last month that their dependents will no longer be covered as of Jan. 1, 2011. Currently about 6,000 children are covered by the benefit fund, some until age 23.
The union fund faced a “dramatic shortfall” between what employers contributed to the fund and the premiums charged by its insurance provider, Fidelis Care, according to Mitra Behroozi, executive director of benefit and pension funds for 1199SEIU. The union fund pools contributions from several home-care agencies and then buys insurance from Fidelis.
Cross posted at Jaime Herrera Watch, because she's earned it.