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Health benefits have historically been an important part of employer-provided compensation and benefits packages. Issues related to the cost of health coverage have been a hot topic in labor negotiations for more than a decade. While prior negotiations have focused primarily on co-pays, co-insurance and other cost-sharing features, that dialogue will be different in current and future negotiations as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).