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AFL-CIO steps up criticism of healthcare law
Modern Healthcare

The AFL-CIO on Wednesday approved a resolution critical of parts of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law in spite of efforts by White House officials to discourage the labor federation from making its concerns so prominent.

The strongly worded resolution says the Affordable Care Act will drive up the costs of union-sponsored health plans to the point that workers and employers are forced to abandon them.

Labor unions still support the law’s overall goals of reducing health costs and bringing coverage to all Americans, the resolution says, but adds that the law is being implemented in a way that is “highly disruptive” to union healthcare plans.

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