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Workers and the new health insurance exchanges
More Talk Radio presents the third in a series of programs looking at the Affordable Care Act, the new health insurance exchanges and Cover Oregon.
On today's show hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod focus on the effects of the new program on workers, including union workers. How will the multiemployer health care plans, sometimes called Taft-Hartley plans, benefit funds administered by a joint board representing both union and management, be affected?
Will some businesses reduce workers' hours in response to the new laws?
How does organized labor view the new exchanges, including Cover Oregon?
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Their guests include Jim McGee, executive director of the Transit Employees Health and Welfare Fund, which provides health and welfare benefits to approximately 11,000 active and retired members of ATU Local 689 employed by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, and Peter Shapiro, organizer with Portland Jobs with Justice.