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!
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.
You're trying to make me feel good about 0bamaCare but that's not enough.
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.
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.
I would have had to have laughed every time one of them opened their mouth.
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
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.
Boo f-ing hoo...
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”.
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!"
Good. Let the communists rot in their garbage as it festers underneath the boot of their tyrant “president.”
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!
Good. Consequences, baby. Take away their tenure, too.
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.
I left because I was starting to snicker.
Perhaps O will exempt them as he did for himself, Congress, SCOTUS and the unions. Elitist putz!
OK, now THIS I love. Period.
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!
” College Professors are Also Losing Health Plans Under Obamacare”
I can only hope so
Thanks for the ping.
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.
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.
Same as everyone else.