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Obamacare Blasted by Uber-Lefty Union Unite Here in "Internal" Report

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid recently made headlines when he blasted the infamous Koch brothers as "un-American" for bankrolling anti-Obamacare ads that have kept fact-checkers in clover debunking them.

But criticism of the Affordable Care Act comes not just from the far-right Koch brothers

It comes from the left as well, including from the union Unite Here, which according to its website represents "workers throughout the U.S. and Canada who work in the hotel, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, distribution, laundry, and airport industries."

Last week, Nevada newshound Jon Ralston made public the previously unpublished Unite Here report, "The Irony of Obamacare: Making Inequality Worse."

The study blasts Obamacare for a "trillion dollar transfer of wealth" to insurance companies, as employers cut their employees' hours and pay, and union-based health plans are "strangled" into non-existence.

Conservative sites have gone wild with the UH publication, while traditional defenders of Obamacare have been slow to respond.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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