Skip to comments.Unions are not paying their fair share
Posted on 06/28/2011 4:53:21 PM PDT by Todd Kinsey
Today New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation requiring state workers to contribute more to their health and retirement benefits to help meet budget shortfalls. New Jersey has more than a half-million, mostly union employees, whose pension system is facing an estimated $110 billion budget shortfall according to Fox New York.
Angry union members have been protesting the proposed changes but one must stop to ask why? Union boss and frequent White House visitor Richard Trumka is fond of saying that the rich dont pay their fair share in this country.
Evidently Mr. Trumka is a casualty of our education system because if he followed the news, hed know that government workers, on average, now earn more than twice their private sector counterparts. According to mygovcost.org government workers earn $123,000 annually compared to private sector employees who average only $52,000 per year.
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UWF went "under". Apparently these union "businesses" were not paying their dues; therefore, UWF could not pay out it's fees.
They switched to Healthplex, which is an absolute ABOMINATION. They pay even less than UWF and have some sort of scheme going on.
From this experience, in my little world, the unions are collapsing. The boss originally decided to sign up with these schemers; however, we are now dropping them.
From my little inside view (there are companies involved in litigation, however, I can't say who), but it seems the United Service Workers can't even get their own "peeps" to pay up.
Why does a doctor choose to see the patients of an insurance company that pays so little? Can the doctor not require the patient to pay the balance, or part of it?
is what happens when you pay NOTHING out of pocket
That is soooo true of every give-away program - Medicaid, Food Stamps, welfare, etc.
Because of the referrals. We are a referral based root canal specialty office. Yes, we also get a lot of patients who will only use our office because of the 2 great doctors we have and because of us staff.
Unfortunately, when you sign up with any insurance, we participate with a few PPO's as well, you agree to their fees and must abide by them.
UWF had no out of pocket expense for the patient, unless they hit their max for the year. This DDS happened to be our 2nd biggest referral; however, it already looks like he was bumped to 3rd. I run the numbers every quarter for the top 50 DDS's. Net prod, net coll., how many root canals started and completed and the average per rct.
We also have a lot of private pay patients as well. We are expensive, but our overhead is tremendous and the boss has worked his fingers to the bone to get his practice to what it is today.
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