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13 health premium will top $2,000
Dispatch.com ^ | 11/11/2012 | Ben Sutherly

Posted on 11/11/2012 4:37:28 AM PST by gotribe

As local employees sign up for their 2013 benefits, many are learning that they’ll lose a bigger chunk of their paychecks to health-care costs.

For the first time, central Ohio employers will deduct, on average, more than $2,000 from their workers’ paychecks next year to help pay ever-pricier health-care premiums, according to a recent survey by benefits consultant Aon Hewitt. The survey included 113 employers in the Columbus area that represent 79,000 employees.

Cost-shifting is just one way that employers have long tried to handle higher health-care costs. Local health-benefit experts say they’re seeing several other strategies emerge, too. For example, some employers are beginning to expect tangible improvements in worker health after years of emphasizing wellness programs.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 2012; bluestate; democrats; elections; fubo; fuohio; healthcare; healthcareobama; healthcrae; healthinsurance; idiotsdidntvote4mitt; obama; obamacare; obamavoters; premiums; socialisthealthcare
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To: gotribe

I work for a very small company and they already pay $100,000 a year for about 18 employees that are on their insurance and we still have to pay our premium with no copay but my deductible just for myself is $6,000 before anything is covered by insurance . That’s insane.


21 posted on 11/11/2012 6:24:48 AM PST by coconut47
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To: coconut47

To paraphrase a great nobama-American “The chickens are going home to roost”. I really hope the cost to those who voted LIB/DIM increases 10,000%.


22 posted on 11/11/2012 6:30:48 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen
OK, I'm thinking of two bumper stickers. Either, "Democrats Deserve Obamacare," "Or Obama Voters Deserve Obamacare, Good and Hard."

I'm so PO'd right now, I'm leaning toward the latter. But is it too over the top? Will it be counter-productive?

23 posted on 11/11/2012 6:33:23 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: DeaconRed

I already pay over $4,000.00 per year for health care, and I’m also on Medicare.


24 posted on 11/11/2012 6:42:10 AM PST by MondoQueen
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
"I'm so PO'd right now, I'm leaning toward the latter. But is it too over the top? Will it be counter-productive?

I like it, but you better put it on an armored car.

25 posted on 11/11/2012 6:43:31 AM PST by Truth29
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To: gotribe

With higher premiums and skyrocketing deductibles - who will be able to go to the doctor now?

This insurance scheme will result in those who previously went to their doctors to not go to the doctor unless under dire circumstances.


26 posted on 11/11/2012 7:05:12 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: gotribe

I can here the clamor for single-payer already.

Euro-Socialism here we come.


27 posted on 11/11/2012 7:20:07 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: gotribe

You're getting what you voted for, Ohio!! Enjoy!
28 posted on 11/11/2012 7:42:37 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: All

I know I am not the only one who is wayyyyyyy beyond sick and tired of FReepers saying “ you get what you deserve OHIO “.

THIS ohio FReeper didnt vote for the POS nor did other Ohio conservatives so STOP SAYING OHIO DESERVES WHAT IT GETS ~ ( yes, I’m screaming and yelling )

The fraud and freeloaders voted for it. Conservatives did not so STOP this insane $h!t already.

< rant off >


29 posted on 11/11/2012 8:00:00 AM PST by simplesimon (NEVER forget Benghazi ~!)
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To: gotribe

No, the middle class will only be helped with Obama. This can’t be. Obama cares for us. /SARCASM


30 posted on 11/11/2012 8:04:01 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: heye2monn
Sure Obama will get temporarily blamed for a bad situation. But most people will blame the insurance companies for charging such high rates. The only “solution” will be a takeover of the whole system by government.

I believe this was the goal from the start. They couldn't get single-payer health care through the Congress right away, so they constructed this hybrid monstrosity called Obamacare. After the insurance companies go under, which they inevitably will, our "benevolent" government will step in and take over.
31 posted on 11/11/2012 8:08:47 AM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: Deo volente
If only 38% of the people supported Obamacare how did he get elected?
32 posted on 11/11/2012 8:38:48 AM PST by lilypad
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To: lilypad

>>If only 38% of the people supported Obamacare how did he get elected?

Because even some liberals are smart enough to see that Obamacare is a fraud. It doesn’t create the single payer system they want. It doesn’t provide quality care to all that it promises. Even they know that it is just a means to move money out of the economy and into the pockets of insurance companies so that it can disappear.

Our economy is a slave to the bankers of the Federal Reserve and the only way you can shovel billions in at the Fed (so those bankers can profit) and keep inflation under control is to have outlets for making that cash disappear so consumers can’t use it.

You think that Obama’s second term means that we’ll be enslaved?? No. It will just make public what has been reality for a long time—under BOTH parties.


33 posted on 11/11/2012 9:06:22 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: sbMKE

I barely remember what a simple ‘paycheck’ even was, let alone a ‘raise’. When I had the Family Business, I was on a monthly check schedule, but didn’t take a payroll check for 9mos of 2009, and all of 2010 & 2011; all the other bills got paid, and I lived off my remaining savings, unless the Business needed it.

PA Commonwealth Law prohibits owners/officers/stockholders of Sub-S Corps from receiving any UC (unemployment comp), so in 21yrs, I was never eligible, although I paid-in many, many tens-of-thousands to the UC fund. What a bunch of crap that is. If I could have invested all that $ paid-in, at just 5%, I would have had a nice retirement fund. I got *bupkis*.

Such is the lot for most small business owners: us always last, if at all. When I saw all of the red ink coming in 3rd Qtr 2011, I pulled the plug. All bills were paid; no creditors were stiffed. It was painful to let 28 people go, but I gave 4 wks notice. All found jobs.

The Ag/Hort Business-Industry is being squeezed to death by AgriBusiness and Gov’t intrusion and interference. In a few years, it’ll be mostly gone from America as thousands go out of business each year.


34 posted on 11/11/2012 9:47:58 AM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

At this point, BE VINDICTIVE AND SLAM THEM FOR WHAT THEY DID! The deserve every bit of ridicule and scorn! A-holes!


35 posted on 11/11/2012 9:52:13 AM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: gotribe

Awe it says OH will be hit hard.

Good. Burn baby burn.


36 posted on 11/11/2012 10:01:49 AM PST by JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain
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To: gotribe

Free HealthCare Comes with a Price Tag? So how can it be free?

Just wondering if the extra cost that is being paid is to cover those whom do not have to pay for their healthcare. keep in mind the elderly and disabled do pay for their healthcare premiums per month for Medicare. the supplemental is to be paid for by the same. Not it is the free loaders whom get title 19 Medicaid whom get he free health care. many of whom are single mothers with children who also get Section 8 housing, food stamps and whatever else they get.

Hey I have clients that get everything and they drive around in wait for it - a brand new car. Yes a brand new car. Damn I work my backside off, push myself in a wheelchair and guess what my car is 11 years old. I sometimes hate that I have to accept Medicaid in counseling but I have to eat too and I cannot discriminate. It is sad the amount of people being deemed disabled because of mental health problems - stupidity is not a mental health problem. Depression as a severe mental health problem is joke


37 posted on 11/11/2012 11:28:53 AM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: gotribe; CommieCutter

All the idiots with jobs who voted for Obama will freak.


38 posted on 11/11/2012 11:57:43 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Deo volente

Exactly. “Hybrid” is a good word for it. Some of the more outspoken liberals admitted that it was merely a stepping stone to Marxist paradise.


39 posted on 11/11/2012 12:18:15 PM PST by heye2monn (A)
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To: DeaconRed

We just re-enrolled in my spouse’s insurance, which is self-funded through Aetna. Premiums went up 21% for medical, but there was no increase last year supposedly. We were always on my insurance prior to 2011 because I was working for a hospital and health insurance was pretty cheap, so I don’t know how much premiums were before last year. We have family coverage which includes our daughter who is in college. The deductible is 500/1000, up from 300/600, and now there’s only an 80% PPO plan and an HDHP to choose from, whereas before there was a 70% PPO plan too. I find it curious that the dental and vision premiums have stayed the same again this year. When are the lefties gonna start demanding that dental and vision care be “free” as well?


40 posted on 11/11/2012 12:55:34 PM PST by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby!)
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