WASHINGTON (AP) — Union officials say President Barack Obama plans to meet with them next week to discuss their concerns about a proposed tax on high-cost insurance plans that would help pay for his health care overhaul plan.
The officials say they view the meeting Monday as a chance to forcefully make their case that the tax is bad policy and bad politics. Unions contend that taxes on so-called Cadillac plans would be passed along to workers.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because negotiations are ongoing on a final health care bill. Obama hopes to sign the bill as early as next month.
The meeting is expected to include leaders from the AFL-CIO, Service Employees International Union and other labor organizations.