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$1 Trillion Obamacare Tax Hike Hitting on Jan. 1

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If he's a small business and unable to pay the costs of the new HC. He could cut your hours to part time work to avoid paying HC benefits

Medium size company , I'm salary and work 45 hours a week

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in your opinion what is the best way to rectify the problem created by uninsured people costing the system billions of dollars annually by simply receiving emergency room treatment and leaving the bills unpaid, and the problem of individuals being denied coverage and left to die because of pre-existing conditions?

these are two major, major problems, economically and ethically, and i don't recall seeing anyone really offer an alternative solution other than "that there obummer is just turning us into moscow with his socialisms."

I think that many of us have been screaming at the top of our lungs for the government to allow any insurance companies to cross state lines.

If I want insurance in NC as a self employed person, I almost have to go blue cross blue shield.

Also some heavy tort reform would help out, and have more caps on malpractice.

I don't claim to know the answers to this problem, but for gods sake we certainly don't need more bureaucracy in this country.

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My employer pays all of my health insurance cost...

I wonder how this will effect me?????

You will find out when your employer drops coverage...which is what most will do.

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You will find out when your employer drops coverage...which is what most will do.

Then simply go to an employer that offers better benefits.

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Yep...it's a worker's market right now.

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The owner of my company brought this up....said he could drop coverage and we old all go on Obamacare. (We get into these type of discussions daily) I told him we've lost 2 programmers to companies because of health benefits offered (our healthcare plan is awesome if you are single but brutal if married/kid) so health benefits are differentiators for companies just like pay, vacation, 401k....

If you want to attract or retain good/great people you do more not less. Our company is dependent on bringing in bright young people who are high in demand.

But you all know so much more about business. Lol

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You're comparing a technical field where experience and professionalism matter...not a high turnover position such as manufacturing.

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So machinists are in low demand?

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the macro stat nerd in me would like to dissect the unemploymen #'s as well as the movement of employment.

ask questions like what type of benefits do you want/need and so on and so forth.

part of the reason i still contend the whole focus should have been on just the uninsured FIRST, then fix that then tackle the whole health care deal.

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The owner of my company brought this up....said he could drop coverage and we old all go on Obamacare. (We get into these type of discussions daily) I told him we've lost 2 programmers to companies because of health benefits offered (our healthcare plan is awesome if you are single but brutal if married/kid) so health benefits are differentiators for companies just like pay, vacation, 401k....

If you want to attract or retain good/great people you do more not less. Our company is dependent on bringing in bright young people who are high in demand.

But you all know so much more about business. Lol

I absolutely agree that companies can and will use it as a benefit.

However, I think you will see more and more companies (especially large ones) opt out of coverage. If that starts happeneing, then others will quickly follow.

Only time will tell the real impact of this.

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My employer pays all of my health insurance cost...

I wonder how this will effect me?????

If he's a small business and unable to pay the costs of the new HC. He could cut your hours to part time work to avoid paying HC benefits

Medium size company , I'm salary and work 45 hours a week

You will find out when your employer drops coverage...which is what most will do.

Probably nothing unless your plan has a larger than 2000 dollar annual deductible, which starting in 2014 is the largest allowed deductible on an individual employer sponsored plan. Maybe I'm dense, but why would a company that is voluntarily offering health benefits to their employees stop offering those same benefits when they are no longer voluntary?

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