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Another Glitch In Health Overhaul

Low-wage workers may find coverage out of reach

June 13, 2013

WASHINGTON — It’s called the Affordable Care Act, but President Barack Obama’s health care law may turn out to be unaffordable for many low-wage workers, including employees at big chain restaurants......

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Jun-14-13 12:18 AM

This is an example of what happens when you sign the bill to find out what's in it.

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Jun-14-13 7:20 AM

I thought the Teapublican party was "Proud to be American. We can do everything better than the rest of the world!" So why so much negativity? These employees will still qualify for Medicaid coverage so that Walmart or some McMillonaire won't have to do the right thing.

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Jun-14-13 8:28 AM

obama finger pointing again.who can i blame this on?

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Jun-14-13 8:38 AM

The only thing government has ever done is make things more complex and more expensive. Why would anyone think Obamacare would be any different??

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Jun-14-13 8:50 AM

The fix is easy, yet won't be done by the loons in Congress. Medicare is the best health care system in the world. Move everyone to Medicare. Use private insurance as supplemental plans if you so choose. Make adjustments in tax code for Medicare for all. We will need a Democratic Congress to finish this.

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Jun-14-13 9:03 AM

Poopoe the idiot, Medicare is the BIGGEST FINANCIAL FAILURE in the history of mankind. The TRUSTEES, the NON-PARTISAN administrators of the fund, claim the unfunded liabilities of Medicare are possible as high $40-60 TRILLION dollars.

That is more than 3 times the TOTAL GDP of the USA in a given YEAR. NO AMOUNT OF TAXES can possible FIX THAT.

Yet a blithering brain dead idiot like a Hoopee thinks that is an example of a government success??

And Obamacare care will be ten times more complicated than Medicare.


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Jun-14-13 9:20 AM

wvhoopie “Medicare is the best health care system in the world.”

Medicare operates IN THE RED every year. The Medicare trustees project Medicare will be totally BANKRUPT in 2026. Your “best health care system in the world” is a Ponzi scam, hoopie. But so are all your other social welfare programs, so I’m not surprised you think it’s wonderful.

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Jun-14-13 9:29 AM

The federalization of our nation's health care is a crime against humanity and must be treated as such. Those who voted for this outrage must be tried and dealt the severest penalty possible.

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Jun-14-13 9:38 AM

Raise the minimum wage to where it should be, problem solved.

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Jun-14-13 9:40 AM

troll, tell us where you get your health care.

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Jun-14-13 9:56 AM

Considering the USA is ranked 37 in health care, clearly we have a problem. Starts with Insurance companies, and big Pharma. They lobby, (Mitch McConnell got the most from both). We have needed an over haul for years. Finally, all Americans will have the opportunity to have health care. Why on earth would anyone want otherwise. Why is there no outrage from the far right about taxpayers funding Walmart workers? Yet another wonderwhy......

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Jun-14-13 10:47 AM

Medicare was, and could be great for the people it was designed for. Now every pill, Medical Co. keeps advertising their products. Doctors are supposed to be the gate to these products, but most will approve anything to keep patients mouth shut.Too,Too,many freeloaders are getting their paws in the Medicare Pot. SSI- almost anybody with a headache gets money for the rest of their life without paying a cent, except to their lawyer.

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Jun-14-13 11:13 AM

@youmakemewonderwhy. You want ObozoCare, have you got any idea how much it is going to cost Americans? Do you think it is OK to cut hours of the working people so they don't have to provide insurance for them, and then they have to provide their own insurance at a high cost? Ask my wife, it is going to happen. Why would you not want it otherwise? The price, it will be outrageous. Take off your blinders and look at Obozo for what he is and what he is doing to all Americans. If you think he is great and is doing a great job, get a life and go back to school and learn something! I wonderwhy they leave you breath our precious air!

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Jun-14-13 11:15 AM

richardwhee - you are exactly right! The SSI program is a total corrupt ripoff! Those who do not work watch TV in the daytime hours and are bombarded with Lawyer Commercials promising SSI payments for anything! Total scam that is destroying the Social Security system set up so long ago. We need a Federal Review Board of Government medical overseers for all SSI payments. This scam must stop! I'm surrounded by neighbors who never work....just wear designer jogging outfits and loaf about. Both husband and wife are 'disabled' and collect. Oh, and of course they have 'Disabled placards for their cars. After a quick glance about they sprint from car to store and back. Disgusting! Why work?

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Jun-14-13 11:25 AM

van man;

The "minimum wage" and "living wages" are government terms adopted by the uninformed to justify an increase in wages that is not supported by the skill set of the worker.

Each time unskilled labor received a wage increase under the guise of earning a "living wage" the cost of living rises, justifying wage increases for the higher skilled workers that are better suited to perform the tasks.

"Minimum wage jobs" can generally be classified as starter-training jobs, not lifetime employment. After developing the needed skillsets, the worker can move up to higher paying jobs.

Once the concept of "minimum wage" became synonymous with "living wage", it became an elusive goal. Inflation caused by each wage increase moved the "minimum wage" further below the "living wage".

As general wages increase, more and more workers find themselves unquailed for "minimum wage" jobs. Employers hire

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Jun-14-13 11:27 AM

Hefner thinks, 'The federalization of our nation's health care is a crime against humanity and must be treated as such'

Military hospitals? VA hospitals? MediCare payments to private hospitals?

You would take all this away just as Middle Class jobs have all been taken away and sent to China, other Asian countries and to India and Bengladesh. Likely you are in some Federal program yourself or will be shortly.

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Jun-14-13 11:27 AM

con.t: Employers hire fewer workers, with more skills and the untrained workers remain jobless or trapped as unskilled laborers.

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Jun-14-13 11:39 AM

Cherokee- Calling the President your makeup names, along with suggesting it is YOUR air, is quite the show. Clearly you think YOU are better and know more than others. HMMMMM, guess all men are NOT created equal in your eyes. wonderwhy?

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Jun-14-13 12:55 PM

What did you think was going to happen? Been telling you this for a year.

The Temp Employment agencies are doing and will continue to do a very brisk business.

Wake up!

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Jun-14-13 1:00 PM

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Jun-14-13 1:01 PM

rover1958: You know that Medicare is fraught with fraud; you know that the VA and other veteran’s care programs are disgraceful, e.g., you recall the despicable conditions found at Walter Reed Medical Center, so while I would not take the programs away I would certainly bring them up to a standard that is worthy of our veterans and the citizens of our country. ObamaCare is intended to essentially take over our entire health system and if you may want to turn a blind eye to the almost unanimous failure of government programs, I cannot nor would I support or vote for anyone who would.

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Jun-14-13 1:23 PM

But while Wal-Mart is meeting the letter of the law in a new hiring practice, it may face additional questions about its motives. That's because the retailer is hiring only temporary workers in many locations, a move that Wal-Mart denies is tied to cutting costs. Yet doing so would allow it to sidestep the need to enroll those employees in company-sponsored health insurance plans under Obamacare.

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Jun-14-13 3:04 PM

AAA Parking and Regal Entertainment Group (RGC), a national movie theater chain, are among employers confirming a shift to part-time work in response to ObamaCare.

Reuters reported that Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) this year has noticeably upped its hiring of temp workers. May's employment report showed that the number of temp workers hit a record high, evidence that employers are embracing temps as a strategy for dodging ObamaCare fines.

The cost-shifting of ObamaCare's expenses won't only fall back on government, but on workers clocking fewer hours and, in other cases, on workers covering a bigger share of their health premiums.

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Jun-14-13 4:19 PM

what does anyone expect from one who never had a job?

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Jun-14-13 4:24 PM

Most of these folks will be covered by Medicaid at little or no cost to them going forward.

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