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College Professors are Also Losing Health Plans Under Obamacare
College Insurrection ^ | November 16, 2013

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.



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: college; coverage; insurance; obamacare

Nobody every told us incredibly smart people that elections have consequences ...

1 posted on 11/17/2013 9:21:22 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Fantastic.


2 posted on 11/17/2013 9:24:23 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Zakeet

Obama: “Thank you useful idiots, we’ll take it from here.”


3 posted on 11/17/2013 9:25:08 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Zakeet

Payback is sweet.


4 posted on 11/17/2013 9:26:00 AM PST by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: Zakeet

Electrons have consequences too.


5 posted on 11/17/2013 9:30:22 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Zakeet

Now, if only about about 60% of them could lose their jobs...


6 posted on 11/17/2013 9:31:37 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Obama, the Democrat Party, the Left in the U. S., have essentially become the 4th Reich.)
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To: Zakeet

And the professors response: “Damn those Republicans!”


7 posted on 11/17/2013 9:32:52 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Zakeet

Best news I’ve heard all year... no group is more deserving...


8 posted on 11/17/2013 9:33:22 AM PST by GOPJ (Obama - "too arrogant to question his own bad judgement" ... Greenfield)
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To: Zakeet

so there is a silver lining...


9 posted on 11/17/2013 9:34:40 AM PST by isom35
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To: Zakeet

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 . . . .”


10 posted on 11/17/2013 9:37:50 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Zakeet

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...


11 posted on 11/17/2013 9:38:14 AM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Zakeet

Fianlly some good news about the ACA.


12 posted on 11/17/2013 9:39:00 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (On the evening of 10/16/13, the ailing republican party breathed its last breath.)
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To: Zakeet

They should count their blessings, useful idiots in other countries get put up against the wall and shot.


13 posted on 11/17/2013 9:39:10 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Zakeet

Too late for a waiver?
1-800-CALLKAT


14 posted on 11/17/2013 9:40:23 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone you see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Zakeet

15 posted on 11/17/2013 9:44:34 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Zakeet

Not satisfied with changes in Healthcare? Call 1-800-BLOW-MEE


16 posted on 11/17/2013 9:44:37 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Zakeet

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.


17 posted on 11/17/2013 9:45:35 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Zakeet

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.


18 posted on 11/17/2013 9:46:11 AM PST by SeeSharp
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To: Zakeet

Wouldn’t it be sweet if Obama had said, “you can keep your tenure, period”.


19 posted on 11/17/2013 9:59:26 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Obama is a proven liar, an admitted liar, an unrepentent liar.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Now, if only about about 60% of them could lose their jobs...

You're feeling much too charitalbe, even on Sunday!

20 posted on 11/17/2013 10:04:09 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Zakeet; flaglady47; mickie; pax_et_bonum
Look at it this way......the Mainstream Media and Academia are Obama's two top panzer divisions. He relies on them both for attacks on capitalism and for training the populace in marxism.

If and when the quislings in both divisions lose their personal health plans they will shrug it off, gladly accept ObamaCare and, like well-trained soldiers will carry on with their war against their fellow Americans.

Remember, the enemy is within.

Leni

21 posted on 11/17/2013 10:04:49 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Zakeet
College Professors are Also Losing Health Plans Under Obamacare

You're trying to make me feel good about 0bamaCare but that's not enough.

22 posted on 11/17/2013 10:07:49 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Zakeet
The professors are still blaming the Republicans, no matter that it is obamma and his legion that are causing this to happen.

They probably blame the republicans because the republicans were not a party to the legistration. It does not matter that the Rats refused to include them.

23 posted on 11/17/2013 10:08:00 AM PST by rawhide
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To: onyx

Well, if 60% of them were to lose their jobs, it would be best if the worst of the worst were among them. Get rid of the most strident Marxist Leftist Communists and Socialists.

Replace the dismissed professors with middle to right leaning people and be done with it.

Parity is essential. Anti-Americans a complete no go.


24 posted on 11/17/2013 10:12:22 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Obama, the Democrat Party, the Left in the U. S., have essentially become the 4th Reich.)
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To: LS

I would have had to have laughed every time one of them opened their mouth.


25 posted on 11/17/2013 10:15:26 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Zakeet

No vacation in Italy this year and no more buying radicchio and imported cave cured cheese. Buying cheaper wine and no new Volvo this year. I am sure these college profs will accept ***Mocha ****Messiah ****Kare. Just a little ratcheting downward in lifestyle


26 posted on 11/17/2013 10:20:39 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Zakeet

27 posted on 11/17/2013 10:23:46 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: zot; Interesting Times; NYer

Good news for bh0’s college faculty backers. Combine this with the students who backed bh0 at Bowie State in Maryland are now calling him a liar.


28 posted on 11/17/2013 10:24:00 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Zakeet

schaden-FRAUD!!!!!


29 posted on 11/17/2013 10:25:22 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Zakeet

Boo f-ing hoo...


30 posted on 11/17/2013 10:25:47 AM PST by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: Zakeet

Liberal College professors losing their insurance.....I can’t think of a better group to experience pain from Obamacare. My suggestion for them, shut up and write that large check every month as they mutter “I truly believe in Obamacare, I just did not think I was going to have to pay for it”.


31 posted on 11/17/2013 10:25:53 AM PST by 2010Freeper (Obamacare "FIX")
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To: LS
Oh, yeah. Our campus is starting to simmer now that the word got out that the institutional plan might not be up to snuff. We just went through the annual benefits selection and there was a rumor that family benefits might have to be cut - my HR contact says it isn't true as far as she can tell but that she's been admitting that she really can't tell very far ahead.

It's a classic case of assuming that the change was going to affect only other people - it's the reason the unions are starting to scream as well. I should be more angry, I suppose, but I will admit there's a certain satisfaction in being able to say, "Well, at least Congress isn't affected!"

32 posted on 11/17/2013 10:39:57 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Zakeet

Good. Let the communists rot in their garbage as it festers underneath the boot of their tyrant “president.”


33 posted on 11/17/2013 10:43:12 AM PST by Prole
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To: Prole

BooHoo. These “professors” maybe should get a full-time job. Losers. Professors aren’t known for working more than 8-9 months each year. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!


34 posted on 11/17/2013 11:20:40 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Zakeet

Good. Consequences, baby. Take away their tenure, too.


35 posted on 11/17/2013 11:21:03 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Zakeet

it would be even greater news if the law was miswritten to affect congress and their family’s insurance coverage, now that would be true justice.


36 posted on 11/17/2013 11:23:38 AM PST by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: VerySadAmerican

I left because I was starting to snicker.


37 posted on 11/17/2013 12:05:35 PM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: GreyFriar

Perhaps O will exempt them as he did for himself, Congress, SCOTUS and the unions. Elitist putz!


38 posted on 11/17/2013 12:56:49 PM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: Zakeet

OK, now THIS I love. Period.


39 posted on 11/17/2013 12:57:31 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Zakeet
What libtards! They are aghast at the prospect of losing their "Cadillac Plans" due to the evil tax put upon them by the formerly benevolent ACA!

It never occurs to them to be grateful enough for such a great plan that just maybe they could PAY FOR PART OF IT themselves, like the rest of American workers do!

40 posted on 11/17/2013 1:32:12 PM PST by REPANDPROUDOFIT (November can't come soon enough!)
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To: Zakeet

” College Professors are Also Losing Health Plans Under Obamacare”
I can only hope so


41 posted on 11/17/2013 1:48:13 PM PST by BilLies ("Will none rid me of this lying bastard ?")
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping.


42 posted on 11/17/2013 4:39:00 PM PST by zot
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To: Zakeet
ObamaCare is the law of the land.

Millions are seeing their policies canceled and many doctors quitting medicine.

Now, the academics are losing THEIR insurance? Karma sucks doesn't it Academia? Priceless.

43 posted on 11/17/2013 6:24:16 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: TigersEye
There are some conservative college professors who would also lose out.

God told Abraham he would spare Sodom if he could find 10 righteous men there--not 10% but 10 individuals.

The liberal professors may deserve to lose their coverage, but they aren't the entire faculty.

44 posted on 11/17/2013 6:59:23 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

Same as everyone else.


45 posted on 11/17/2013 8:17:43 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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