Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Those People Losing Their Health Insurance?

The gun blogger known as SayUncle is among this set:
The Mrs. has a part time job at a local health care concern and, basically, she goes there to work, get away from kids, and for the benefits. She was told today that, effective 1/1, she could no longer purchase insurance on their plan. Now, it’s a good plan but it’s not cheap. Us and the two rug rats runs just north of $1,000 a month. But even that rate won’t be affordable under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
The College of Western Idaho has just announced that it is cutting all adjuncts back to three classes a semester, so that they aren't required to provide health insurance, or pay the fine, starting January 1, 2013.  Fortunately, I have a full-time government job.  The tales I hear from relatives who have recently taken private sector jobs tell me that the days when employers had good health insurance are fast disappearing.

My doctor tells me that the medical group of which he is part owner is seriously considering dropping health insurance for their employees.  It is far more profitable to dump them on the health insurance exchange, pay the penalty, and hand out the money as bonuses to the physicians who own the group (and who make enough money that they don't qualify for the state health insurance exchange) to pay for individual health insurance plans.

I wonder how the lamestream media are going to blame this on George Bush?  And how will all the low information voters going to rationalize that free birth control is more important than having a job or having health insurance?  I am sure that they will.  Perhaps the gay marriage mandate will be the shiny pretties that will hold their attention.

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