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Think ObamaCare Will Let You Keep Your Private Plan? Think Again!!!

If you still believe in Obama's rhetoric that HE will not take away your option to keep your private health care plan, then welcome to the world of "semantics!"

You see, Obama will not be the "big ol' meanie" and take away your plan, he will force EMPLOYERS to be the "bad guys"!

Here's How:
"The Senate Health Education, Labor and Pensions bill also calls for a government-run insurance option to compete with private plans as well as a $750-per-worker annual fee on larger companies that do not offer coverage to employees.";_ylt=Akf4WleG1.wyRgPbs7T.hZSs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTJwYXJmM2hmBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMDkwNzAzL3VzX2hlYWx0aF9jYXJlX292ZXJoYXVsBGNwb3MDMwRwb3MDMTEEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9yeQRzbGsDdW5kZXJzZW5hdGVo



Asked by LoriKeet at 1:14 PM on Jul. 4, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • My husbands employer pays over $800 a month or $10,000 a year for our insurance(we pay $60 mo.) Please just stop and think. What company is going to keep insuring employees if they can pay a $750 fine per employee instead of $10,000? Well, DUH The majority of people who have insurance will have benefits lowered at teh very least by their own company. More likely big companies will just stop offering the benefit and pay the measly $750. Of course small companies would probably stop hiring, lay off or go out of business.
    Obama is counting on the idiots of this world not taking the time to figure that out.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:58 PM on Jul. 4, 2009

  • Since the AVERAGE employer pays over $5000 per employee for group health insurance plans...what do you think an employer given the CHOICE is going to do? Pay the $750 fine or continue to pay $5000+ to give you the option of maintaining your private plan?!

    Here's the Kaiser Family Foundation (liberal) link on hourly private plan costs for employers: (HInt: it $2.59/hour x 40 hours x 52 weeks = $5387)


    Answer by LoriKeet at 1:18 PM on Jul. 4, 2009

  • I am SAHM and cannot afford the enormous cost of health insurance so therefore I have none. I welcome competition for the money hungry insurance companies and would be happy to pay a reasonable premium to a gov health care plan for myself and my ds.
    Contrary to what some folks think, Many people welcome the change.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:35 PM on Jul. 4, 2009

  • Yet those who DO NOT welcome the change, don't get a CHOICE!!! What about us!?!?!?!?

    I know, you care only about your situation, but guess what? With this concept, and extra 120 MILLION previously insured people are going to be joining you in doctor's waiting rooms...along with 20 MILLION illegals!!! Won't that be cozy?!?!!?

    Answer by LoriKeet at 1:38 PM on Jul. 4, 2009

  • Anon, those "money-hungry" insurance companies create thousands of jobs in the US. Their profits go to their stockholders, many who are average people who have their retirement or college savings in mutual funds. If you own ONE mutual fund, have a pension, or even have a small bank savings account, you are probably benefiting from those "money-hungry" insurance companies.

    P.S. What makes you think the government will do a better job of offering a "reasonable" premium?

    Answer by mancosmomma at 1:47 PM on Jul. 4, 2009

  • I had a choice when I voted for President Obama.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:00 PM on Jul. 4, 2009

  • would be happy to pay a reasonable premium to a gov health care plan

    What country do you live in that a government run program would involve "reasonable" expenses? I don't think such a thing exists in the US.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:05 PM on Jul. 4, 2009

  • P.S. If those "money-hungry" insurance companies CAN'T make a profit, they will stop offering health insurance at all. Everyone's choices will slowly disappear. Frankly, I haven't been too impressed with the FOUR government-run health care programs I've dealt with.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 2:07 PM on Jul. 4, 2009

  • I honestly don't think the bill will pass.

    Answer by ajguinn at 2:09 PM on Jul. 4, 2009

  • LoriKeet
    Why everything needs to be about you?

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:20 PM on Jul. 4, 2009