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U.S. cities to retirees: Donít count on health insurance, either
Reuters ^ | Tue Aug 6, 2013 7:33am EDT | Mark Miller

Posted on 08/06/2013 4:33:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Chalk it up as an unintended consequence of Obamacare: a growing number of U.S. employers are aiming to cut their healthcare costs by shifting retirees into the law’s new public insurance exchanges, which launch this October.

Detroit, which filed for bankruptcy, hopes to push retirees who are too young for Medicare onto the new public insurance exchanges as a way of shedding healthcare liabilities. Chicago has proposed a plan to migrate most of its 30,000 under-65 retirees to the state exchanges by 2017. And, in the private sector, more than 60 percent of employers are reassessing their retiree health coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a study to be released this week by Aon Hewitt, the benefits consulting firm. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; abortion; deathpanels; obamacare; retirees; zerocare

1 posted on 08/06/2013 4:33:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Take that AARP!


2 posted on 08/06/2013 4:34:37 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Olog-hai

I hope every union who supported obamacare and obama enjoys the fruits of their labor...


3 posted on 08/06/2013 4:37:30 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m almost to the point where I’d like to see Obummercare fully implemented, just so the idiots who voted for him can see what a disaster it is and I can say “I told you so”.


4 posted on 08/06/2013 4:42:42 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman
I’m with you. Bring it on. Popcorn time.
5 posted on 08/06/2013 4:52:29 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Signalman; Bronzy

I just suspect the people that need to hear that message the most, will somehow be able to avoid the worst downside.

It’s folks like us that will feel the full brunt of the monstrosity.


6 posted on 08/06/2013 4:56:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain.)
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To: Olog-hai

A 60 year old couple Earning $30,000/Year ($2,500/month) will pay $1,249/month for the silver plan in CA. That’s 50% of their income. But they will get a tax credit the next year. So 11 months eating cat food.

That cash flow sucks.

Do the numbers:

http://www.coveredca.com/calculating_the_cost.html


7 posted on 08/06/2013 4:58:20 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Fight the culture of nothing.)
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To: DoughtyOne
>>>It’s folks like us that will feel the full brunt of the monstrosity.<<<

Yes, you are most likely right. I just want to feel good by saying, “I told you so”.

BTW Where is the outrage about citizens paying for congressional workers healthcare subsidies?

8 posted on 08/06/2013 5:13:31 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Bronzy

Exactly...


9 posted on 08/06/2013 5:32:07 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain.)
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To: Olog-hai

IT'S ALL GOING ACCORDING TO PLAN


10 posted on 08/06/2013 5:33:04 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: Signalman
they will just blame it's failure on obstructionist republicans who kept Obama from implementing it correctly.

The left NEVER admits they are wrong, they will ALWAYS blame any and all failures on us.

11 posted on 08/06/2013 5:58:15 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Olog-hai

and if i don’t want to pay for everyone else’s stuff by coughing up 61% of my paycheck.. what’s my option?

f@ck them


12 posted on 08/06/2013 6:30:31 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Gay State Conservative

damn straight. only thing that isn’t is that too many law abiding patriots are still armed and independent enough to take care of themselves.


13 posted on 08/06/2013 7:11:20 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s the Cloward-Piven strategy: overwhelm the system as to destroy it and replace it with something else.

Obamacare fits this strategy to a “T”.


14 posted on 08/06/2013 7:23:03 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: Signalman

“...just so the idiots who voted for him can see what a disaster it is...”

They’ll never see it as a disaster. They’ll never blame liberal policies for failure. And they’ll never accept the blame for these failures on themselves by way of the vote they cast.

Liberals live in a fantasy world that is one part utopian wet dream and three parts denial.


15 posted on 08/06/2013 7:25:40 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: Stingray

40 million uninsured, you’re covered, but unfortunately your treatment isn’t, sorry. Over 65, you’re covered, unfortunately your treatment isn’t, sorry you’re dead. Finances solved, sick and old died unfortunately.


16 posted on 08/06/2013 7:42:51 PM PDT by MrKatykelly
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To: Olog-hai

“Chalk it up as an unintended consequence of Obamacare”

There were no unintended consequences of Obamacare. Everything that is happening was an obvious consequence of the law and predicted by those who opposed it. Unfortunately, the media, otherwise known as the Democrat Party propaganda arm, chose to cover up these predictions and paint a completely false view of what a wonderful law this would be.


17 posted on 08/06/2013 8:33:01 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Signalman

I explained to a black co-worker yesterday that “ObamaCare” doesn’t mean every American gets a new gubmint insurance card they can use at whatever medicall facility they’d like. When I explained that the law simply meant “buy health insurance or else”, he stopped to think about it (his children are reaching the age when they’ll be off his plan soon). I then had to explain that his twenty-something year-olds were going to be paying for the treatments of the fifty-something year-olds; he wasn’t happy (though I couldn’t care less).


18 posted on 08/07/2013 3:45:15 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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