Skip to comments.College Professors are Also Losing Health Plans Under Obamacare
Posted on 11/17/2013 9:21:22 AM PST by Zakeet
Those would be the same college professors who donated overwhelmingly to Democrats.
Steven Hayward of The PowerLine Blog reports.
Obamacare Hits the Campus
The other day I mentioned that things might really get rough for Obama when health insurance cancellation notices hit elite Washington journalists. I neglected to consider what might happen if it began to happen to . . . college professors. A professor at an elite university writes in with this account (name withheld by request):
We are now in the process of enrolling in Medical Reimbursement Accounts for next year, and a visit to the Human Resources Department confirms that the year after next, we will not have the insurance plan that we have now. Although my college is self-insured and falls under ERISA laws, the plan the college provides is a Cadillac plan that is simply unsustainable, I was told. Not only are the tax implications on Cadillac plans too onerous to support, but, for reasons unspecified, the will not allow the college to continue its current insurance. I was worried about this because although we are self-insured, we have an outside administrator, which means we, too, are vulnerable to the tentacles of the ACA.
No one knows this because the Human Resources people have kept all the attention focused on next year, 2014, when things will remain largely the same. And very few people have been following this, blithely assuming that the Republicans who opposed the law were just partisan meanies. But they will learn, sooner or later, (after the mid-term elections???) that 2015 is going to be a whole new ball game. If they like their health care, tough luck.
Nobody every told us incredibly smart people that elections have consequences ...
Obama: “Thank you useful idiots, we’ll take it from here.”
Payback is sweet.
Electrons have consequences too.
Now, if only about about 60% of them could lose their jobs...
And the professors response: “Damn those Republicans!”
Best news I’ve heard all year... no group is more deserving...
so there is a silver lining...
Yep. Went to a health care meeting a month ago where all the faculty who had voted for Zero were whining and complaining. Now, we didn’t lose our plans, but everything went up. “I told you so, I told you so, I told . . . .”
Many Colleges have a HSA option and Uber Liberals love them too. Oops, I would love to hear how they excuse away this one to their Conservative detracting friends and associates...
Fianlly some good news about the ACA.
They should count their blessings, useful idiots in other countries get put up against the wall and shot.
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Greatest News is God loves us and Jesus proves it.
Good News is leftist hack professors getting scrooged by ObamaScam. Glad tidings of great joy on both news items above.
Amen and hallelujah.
American University professors are the most pampered children in the universe. They will simply cry and wail about academic freedom until their boards vote to pick up the tab for ObamaCare’s higher premiums. Don’t expect any ideological shift in the academy any time soon.
Wouldn’t it be sweet if Obama had said, “you can keep your tenure, period”.
You're feeling much too charitalbe, even on Sunday!
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