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Health Law Drawing Concern From Unexpected Source

The Wall Street Journal: Some Unions Grow Wary Of Health Law They Backed
Labor unions enthusiastically backed the Obama administration's health-care overhaul when it was up for debate. Now that the law is rolling out, some are turning sour. Union leaders say many of the law's requirements will drive up the costs for their health-care plans and make unionized workers less competitive. Among other things, the law eliminates the caps on medical benefits and prescription drugs used as cost-containment measures in many health-care plans. It also allows children to stay on their parents' plans until they turn 26 (Adamy and Trottman, 1/30).

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