All Americans are equal, but some are more equal than others 

Three union bosses have a tentative deal to exempt their collectively bargained health care plans from the proposed excise tax that would be imposed on other high-cost plans under the Senate health care bill, the National Journal reports. The revenue raised would be used to pay for expanded coverage.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Service Employees International Union President and White House regular Andy Stern, and United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger were reportedly given assurances that they would not have to follow the same rules that would apply to other insurance companies, dramatically raising health care costs for non-unionized employees.

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