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SEIU Collects Union Dues from Medicaid Recipients

SEIU Collects ‘Union Dues’ From Medicaid Recipients



November 11, 2011 11:53 A.M.


Andrew Stiles [url=mailto:astiles@nationalreview.com][/url]




Outrageous. Democrats
are constantly accusing Republicans of wanting to “slash Medicaid.”
Meanwhile, they institute policies that allow public-sector unions to do
this:

If you’re a parent who accepts Medicaid payments from the State of
Michigan to help support your mentally-disabled adult children, you
qualify as a state employee for the purposes of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). They can now claim and receive a portion of your Medicaid in the form of union dues.
Robert and Patricia Haynes live in Michigan with their two
adult children, who have cerebral palsy. The state government provides
the family with insurance through Medicaid, but also treats them as
caregivers. For the SEIU, this makes them public employees
and thus members of the union, which receives $30 out of the family’s
monthly Medicaid subsidy. The Michigan Quality Community Care Council
(MQC3) deducts union dues on behalf of SEIU…


Mr. and Mrs. Haynes, of course, are both the parents
(the employer) and the health care providers for their children, but
they still lose money to the SEIU every month, despite having no interest in joining the union. They have been arbitrarily classified as state employees so that the union can take money from them.

The arrangement began in 2006 under then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D.,
Mich.), and reportedly provides the SEIU with an annual haul of $6
million for their union coffers, which are then used to elect Democrats
who are more than willing to return the favor. In 2010, Granholm
infamously decided
to classify in-home daycare providers as “public employees,” thereby
compelling them to pay union dues. That program was ended by current
Gov. Rick Snyder (R), but legislation to end the SEIU’s ability to
collects dues from Medicaid recipients is remains stalled in the state
Senate.
More here.


(h/t Mark Hemingway)


Added: Nov-15-2011 Occurred On: Nov-15-2011
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