Big Labor Slams Obamacare Implementation and Calls for Big Changes; CNN Ignores

The AFL-CIO came out swinging against Obamacare this week, calling its implementation "highly disruptive" and warning that big changes need to be made to the law. CNN has entirely ignored big labor's resolution, adopted on Wednesday.

The resolution comes after the country's largest federation of labor organizations pushed for the law's passage in 2010 and funded President Obama's re-election effort in 2012. Now the AFL-CIO has warned of rising costs of union-sponsored health coverage due to Obamacare, and that the law should be changed if nothing is fixed.

CNN has made no mention of the resolution, however. The Washington Examiner wrote that "The vote is a major embarrassment to the administration. Prior to the law's passage, Obama had repeatedly promised it would not harm existing employer-provided insurance."

"If the Affordable Care Act is not fixed, and it destroys the health and welfare funds that we have fought for and stand for, then I believe it needs to be repealed," said Terence O'Sullivan, president of the Laborers' International Union of North America.

The resolution says that "The ACA should be administered in a manner that preserves the high-quality health coverage multi-employer plans have provided to union families for decades and, if this is not possible, we will demand the ACA be amended by Congress." 

Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro was a News Analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division from 2010 through early 2014