Originally posted by DarthMuerte
Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It's a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people
with pre-existing conditions under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The charge, buried in a recent regulation, works out to tens of
millions of dollars for the largest companies, employers say. Most of that is likely to be passed on to workers. Employee benefits lawyer Chantel
Sheaks calls it a "sleeper issue" with significant financial consequences, particularly for large employers.
There you go. Everybody thought that this no pre-existing condition thing would be a freebie. There are no freebies liberals.
Nope, there are no freebies.
People with pre-existing conditions without good regular primary medical care end up in ER's, get charged huge amounts, can't pay the bill and stick
it to local taxpayers. People with pre-existing conditions who progress can't be productive at work and they end up on unemployment and employer and
government paid disability.
People with pre-existing conditions have a spike of health care costs when they can finally go on Medicare.
There are no freebies.
Just another reason for employers to cut fulltime positions and reduce staffing overall. When will liberals learn?
Indeed, the mistake was agreeing to a 30 hour per week cutoff. That was not a liberal idea. FICA and Social Security taxes are sliding. If an
employer hires 30 hrs a week instead of 40, the employer and employee pay 3/4ths of the tax not zero. This is how it should be.
Everything has a cost. How many jobs will this cost? If they do not cut jobs over this, the employers will pass the cost along.
How old are you?
I would gladly lose that money from my paycheck (no freebies, remember!), if in return, I can be guaranteed that if I am laid off involuntarily at say
age 55 and at age 54 I got a serious chronic condition, I can get a reasonable health plan until age 65.
Before this legislation, there was no voluntary way to make that choice. I would have done so from my first job.
I will not participate in this non-sense. I am "Going Galt".
It is the attitude of a child.
edit on 11-12-2012 by mbkennel because: (no reason given)