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FREELANCERS – another corrupt union supported by our government

[preamble]The freelancers won a 200 million grant from the federal government to support Obama care and “take care” of our health. Just another corrupt union.[backtopost]

NY State is considering a bill to continue a health-insurance pilot program for the Freelancers Union.

They said the bill would give the union an exemption from taxes and allow for financial flexibility not provided to businesses and chambers of commerce that also offer health insurance.

“You have associations, organizations, chambers of commerce that provide health-care insurance now that are not being afforded this extension or any preferential treatment,” said Mike Durant, state director for the NFIB. “I think it’s inequitable.”

Oh – did I mention that Freelancers Insurance – a for-profit enterprise – has one of the worst, if not the worst records of any insurer in NY State?

In 2011, the New York State Insurance Department ranked FIC last among commercial insurers with the most complaints and 49th of 50 among all the state’s insurance providers, including health maintenance organizations.

In 2012, the Empire State insurance regulator again ranked Freelancers “worst” in complaints and 51st among 54 rated New York-based insurers.

The department ruled that “the health insurer did not comply with statutory or contractual obligations” in half the cases filed against Horowitz’s company by consumers.