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Public Sector Unions Should Get This Message Loud and Clear

Posted on 06/28/2012 8:14:10 PM PDT by MacMattico

As some of you know, my husband is in a public sector union working for a medium size city. He had no choice in joining the Union if he wanted his job. I have been telling his coworkers that if Obamacare is found Constitutional, you wait and see the city will drop your health coverage that you have given up pay raises to keep (and yes, they do pay a competitive with the private sector portion of their health insurance.)

Even though most if not all of these people vote Republican, I was kind of laughed off. After all, it was "in the contract".

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KEYWORDS: obamacare; unions; vanity
Today they're freaking out because the city is talking about how during the next round of contract negotiations in two years, they won't even have to negotiate insurance coverage because they can just say they don't offer it anymore. After all, there's Obamacare!

Yes, I am mad. And Union members should be informed that it's the employer that can decide to not offer insurance, and they're stuck with substandard healthcare. What some people don't get is that Union or not, Obama can give all the waivers he wants but if your employer thinks it's cheaper for them to stick you on Obamacare by paying a small fine, they'll do it. Wouldn't it be great to get Unions to get rid of Obama!

1 posted on 06/28/2012 8:14:15 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico
We are all going to get stuck with substandard medical care as more doctors quit.

I wonder what happens when a government entity doesn't provide its employees health coverage. Wouldn't they still pay a fine?

I'm a federal employee and currently pay about the same amount for insurance as they are projecting for an ACA subsidized family of four making $60k. If I was kicked to the curb I wouldn't get a subsidy and with a medically fragile child I would probably be thrown in the high risk pool. Even though I expect to keep my benefits in the near term FSA contributions are being capped at $2.5k so my taxes are going up.

2 posted on 06/28/2012 8:35:30 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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My doctor says he expects to be reimbursed less then what he gets for Medicare patients now. And what he gets for Medicare patients doesn't even cover the cost of hiring people to fill out the paperwork. He thinks he's going to retire.

Note to others: Don't ask your doctor what he thinks of Obamacare as he is giving you a few stitches in your arm— Ouch!

3 posted on 06/28/2012 8:52:03 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico

My doctor told me about a year ago that in the near future he would be a cash only office, no medical insurance. I think that the day has arrived.

4 posted on 06/28/2012 9:50:53 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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