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ObamaCare Bailout? Detroit reportedly eyes health care law to cut costs
FOX News ^ | July 29, 2013

Posted on 07/29/2013 12:35:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Detroit could be looking to ObamaCare for a bailout as city leaders try to cut back on retiree health costs as they enter bankruptcy proceedings.

The New York Times reported Monday that the city is proposing a plan aimed at reducing its $5.7 billion in outstanding retiree health costs.

In short, they want to take those retirees too young to qualify for Medicare and send them into the ObamaCare insurance markets -- which are scheduled to launch next year.

Doing so would ease the burden on the Detroit coffers by taking them off city coverage.

But it would inevitably increase the burden on the federal government, with subsidies from ObamaCare being provided by federal taxpayers.

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According to The Times, though, other cash-strapped cities like Chicago are also contemplating shifting retirees onto the insurance exchanges.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; abortion; bailouts; chapter9; deathpanels; detroit; detroitbankrupcy; marxism; michigan; obama; obamacare; obamacarebailout; rosemaryaquillina; taxpayers; zerocare
Obama, spreading the wealth around.
1 posted on 07/29/2013 12:35:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

LOTS of people want to dump their retirees on Obamacare. That’s why this turkey had as much support in the business community as it did.


2 posted on 07/29/2013 12:38:43 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Jim Robinson

Hmmm. I thought Obama said he was not going to bail out Detroit. Again.


3 posted on 07/29/2013 12:42:40 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (AMNESTY BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL A PIG WITH LIPSTICK)
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To: Jim Robinson

Working as intended.


4 posted on 07/29/2013 12:44:47 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Wisconsinlady

I would say that Obama can’t give Detroit a bailout, it would have to come from Congress, if we still lived in a Constitutional republic. But Obama has proved that he doesn’t let little things like the law stop him from doing whatever he wants.


5 posted on 07/29/2013 12:47:45 PM PDT by Hugin (')
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To: Jim Robinson

And when they are on Obamacare in vast numbers, the death panels will be called to thin out those health care hogging retirees.


6 posted on 07/29/2013 12:50:05 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The only growth industries left under Progressives are government and poverty.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

“And when they are on Obamacare in vast numbers, the death panels will be called to thin out those health care hogging retirees.”

But only the conservative ones, of course....which will be easily discerned by the personal internet info gleaned by the NSA and the IRS.


7 posted on 07/29/2013 12:54:36 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie)
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To: Jim Robinson

Obviously viewing it as s subsidy.


8 posted on 07/29/2013 12:57:10 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Jim Robinson

FDIC insurance scheme: the tax payer can carry the risks for the rest of failed political boondoggles.


9 posted on 07/29/2013 12:57:44 PM PDT by lavaroise
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To: Jim Robinson

Chicago is already getting that particular bailout.


10 posted on 07/29/2013 1:05:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Wow. In hindsight, of course...but could this get any more complicated, expensive, and "fubar"?!

Obviously, it can, and it will, so we must! (do something! to paraphrase an old high-school football team cheer)

11 posted on 07/29/2013 1:07:49 PM PDT by 88keys (weigh the risks...)
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To: Jim Robinson; All
"Detroit reportedly eyes health care law to cut costs"



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12 posted on 07/29/2013 1:09:24 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Jim Robinson

There will be plenty of cities wanting to shift their retired and active public employees on to Obamacare to be subsidized by the taxpayer. Another unintended consequence.


13 posted on 07/29/2013 1:25:36 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

“There will be plenty of cities wanting to shift their retired and active public employees on to Obamacare to be subsidized by the taxpayer. Another unintended consequence.”

Wrong. An INTENDED consequence.


14 posted on 07/29/2013 1:34:18 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47

If the intended consequence is to make hundreds of thousands if not millions of public employees angry at the Obama administration, then so be it. I do know that federal employees have been given an exemption for our “Cadillac” health plans. If Obama pulls that on federal employees as well, there will be hell to pay.


15 posted on 07/29/2013 1:44:26 PM PDT by kabar
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To: 1rudeboy

Exactly. NObama don’t take a dump without a plan (a paraphrase from Tom Clancy’s Clear and Present Danger).


16 posted on 07/29/2013 1:49:46 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: kabar

“If Obama pulls that on federal employees as well, there will be hell to pay.”

I don’t believe they are exempt. Otherwise why would the IRS federal employees be seeking a waiver from having to have Obamacare rather than their current health plans.


17 posted on 07/29/2013 2:22:15 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47

I feel sorry for some of the public workers that have this happen to them, but this AFSCME scam is about to blow up.


18 posted on 07/29/2013 2:54:32 PM PDT by arkfreepdom
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To: Resolute Conservative
"Russians don't take a dump, son, without a plan."

It's Tom Clancy, but from The Hunt for Red October.

19 posted on 07/29/2013 3:07:07 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: flaglady47
We are exempt for now. There was a threat from the GOP (Rep Dave Camp) to pull the exemption. Members of Congress and their staffs are not exempt, which is why there is a move in Congress to allow their employees to remain in the FEHBP.

IRS employee union: We don’t want Obamacare

FYI: I am a retired federal employee with 36 years of service. I am still enrolled in the FEHBP.

20 posted on 07/29/2013 4:57:54 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Jim Robinson

I know this is a rhetorical question, but when did it become acceptable for a sitting Congress to obligate a future Congress to spending of any kind. This mandatory spending crap in our baseline budget is wrong on so many levels.


21 posted on 07/29/2013 6:37:16 PM PDT by RobertClark (My shrink just killed himself - he blamed me in his note!)
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To: CutePuppy

Correct, my bad.


22 posted on 07/30/2013 6:10:36 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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