The Corner

Add Boeing to the List. . .

. . . of companies facing increased health-care costs associated with the Affordable Care Act. The kicker here is that the cost increases will only affect Boeing’s 90,000 non-unionized employees. The AP reports:

WASHINGTON – Aerospace giant Boeing is joining the list of companies that say the new health care law could have a potential downside for their workers.

In a letter mailed to employees late last week, the company cited the overhaul as part of the reason it is asking some 90,000 nonunion workers to pay significantly more for their health plan next year. A copy of the letter was obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

“The newly enacted health care reform legislation, while intended to expand access to care for millions of uninsured Americans, is also adding cost pressure as requirements of the new law are phased in over the next several years,” wrote Rick Stephens, Boeing’s senior vice president for human resources.

[. . .] Spokeswoman Karen Forte said the Boeing plan is more generous than what its closest competitors offer, and the company was concerned it would get hit with a new tax under the law.

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Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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