Skip to comments.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".
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!
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.
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!
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.