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Old 09-19-2013, 08:12 PM  
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ObamaCare goodness continues

Home Depot Inc. (HD), the world’s largest home improvement retailer, plans to end medical coverage for about 20,000 part-time employees and direct them to government-sponsored exchanges scheduled to open next month as companies revamp benefits to fit the U.S. Affordable Care Act.

Employees with fewer than 30 hours a week will no longer be offered limited liability medical coverage, Stephen Holmes, a spokesman, said today by telephone. About 5 percent of Atlanta-based Home Depot’s 340,000 employees are enrolled in that plan.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:09 PM   #31
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Why don't you provide an actual example. Do you understand that they could have dropped health care prior to Obamacare and paid a penalty of $0? Yet, they didn't. So now that dropping it would cost them a $2000 penalty, you think they are MORE LIKELY to drop it? I'm talking about full-time employees here. For most limited plans available to part-timers, they are better off going to the exchanges.
Every company with more than 50 employees dropping coverage and sending employees to exchanges is an example. The whole idea of passing Obamacare by the democrats was not a fix, just a pathway towards single payer. Obamacare is the intermediate gateway a company can use to cut their costs and help the bottom line. Health care as a benefit has a long tradition in this country as a method to attract quality employees. Now that Obama and the democrats have given companies a reason to eliminate that benefit it will, and is happening.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:15 PM   #32
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I was giving you the most charitable interpretation I could think of.
Then you don't think very much.
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:27 PM   #33
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:15 AM   #34
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Plug in the numbers. The Home Depot employees will now get their insurance for free.


This is a win for the company and a win for the employees.

The loser: Successful people that earn a lot of money
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:17 AM   #35
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Plug in the numbers. The Home Depot employees will now get their insurance for free.


This is a win for the company and a win for the employees.

The loser: Successful people that earn a lot of money
Nah, it's free dude. No one pays for free stuff, i've heard this before and it's true.
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:50 AM   #36
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Plug in the numbers. The Home Depot employees will now get their insurance for free.


This is a win for the company and a win for the employees.

The loser: Successful people that earn a lot of money
To be fair, we were already paying for these people on Limited Liability plans. Any time any real problem happened these people might as well have had no insurance and then the costs just get passed on.
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:56 AM   #37
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So Home Depot offered a limited insurance plan that was available to part-timers who wanted to pay the premium to get it. Now, those part timers can get better coverage cheaper through the exchanges. This really sucks.
THIS!

We are moving away from an employer funded health care system. Businesses are damn glad to get out of the health care providing business. Home Depot employees are going to get more coverage for less.

Businesses are going to use the "Obamacare" excuse to quit proving health insurance to their employees. It will be a massive dump. If the pricing models people are seeing in the marketplace hold up.......It's a win-win for everyone.

It's going to happen. Republicans would be in a better position to improve Obamacare if they would just try to make it a better system. The tea party wing is doing them no favors.

Pass defunding Obamacare for the 44th time. That will surely do it this time.
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:05 AM   #38
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Who is surprised? It was designed to fail so they could engineer a Venezuela-style government seizure of the whole industry.
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:14 AM   #39
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Who is surprised? It was designed to fail so they could engineer a Venezuela-style government seizure of the whole industry.
Your being paranoid. I don't hear any loud voices yelling for socialized medicine. No large group of people in the USA wants a British/Canada style health care system.

We need a single payer system ala medicare for all. Government backed but run by private Doctors, hospitals, insurance companies etc.
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Old 09-21-2013, 02:13 PM   #40
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Old 09-21-2013, 02:25 PM   #41
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Old 09-21-2013, 03:13 PM   #42
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i never believed anyway.
If you are getting insurance through your employer, you were never entitled to keep your plan in the first place pre-Obamacare. If you get your plan through your employer, your employer picks your plan(s). To the extent that your employer remains under the same plans, then you do get to keep your plan, but that is up to the employer and is not directed by Obamacare.
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:11 PM   #43
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i never believed anyway.
Liar in Chief.
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:19 PM   #44
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You CAN keep your provider if you want. Of course, if you are relying on your employer for insurance, they might change your provider, and that has always been the case. But, you're free to keep that provider on your own if you want.
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:38 PM   #45
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You CAN keep your provider if you want. Of course, if you are relying on your employer for insurance, they might change your provider, and that has always been the case. But, you're free to keep that provider on your own if you want.
Just ****ing stop. We're all on to the retarded chimp in charge and his more retarded minions Pelosi and Reid.

What is being rolled out is nothing that was advertised. It's a ****ing disaster and the biggest liar ever elected president and his party are going to eat it. Hopefully it sets the progressive movement back decades.
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