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Why your boss is dumping your wife (Obamacare)
marketwatch ^ | 2/22/13

Posted on 02/22/2013 11:54:13 AM PST by k4gypsyrose

By denying coverage to spouses, employers not only save the annual premiums, but also the new fees that went into effect as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0care; 0carenightmare; 0carespouses; benefits; bhohealthcare; economy; insurance; obamacare; workplace

1 posted on 02/22/2013 11:54:19 AM PST by k4gypsyrose
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To: k4gypsyrose

gosh who could have guessed??


2 posted on 02/22/2013 12:02:34 PM PST by genghis
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To: k4gypsyrose

Don’t worry, Obama will give you free health coverage if you move in with your gay neighbor.


3 posted on 02/22/2013 12:04:43 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: k4gypsyrose

Another great benefit of Obamacare/s/

By the time this shyt is over with we will be lucky if anyone has health insurance.


4 posted on 02/22/2013 12:05:08 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Even after obummer leaves the white hut, we’re going to stuck with this elephant for decades. God help us.


5 posted on 02/22/2013 12:10:22 PM PST by k4gypsyrose
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To: k4gypsyrose; ExTexasRedhead

The almost daily exclusions of Obamacare are becoming profoundly astronomical.


6 posted on 02/22/2013 12:11:31 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: k4gypsyrose
It's the law of intended consequences. The commies are destroying the country from within.
7 posted on 02/22/2013 12:13:38 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: k4gypsyrose

great......but it is mandated that it must cover dependents up to 26 years old?


8 posted on 02/22/2013 12:15:21 PM PST by Girlene
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To: k4gypsyrose

And Comrade Speaker Pelosi decreed, “You must vote for Comrade President Obama’s bill to find out what’s in it.” And the flock of fellow travelers obediently complied.


9 posted on 02/22/2013 12:18:32 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: goldstategop

I was talking to a young military wife about her life, and she was troubled because her husband had parked his vehicle on base next to a bazillion dollar tuna can. Three of the car’s tires were slashed. I asked how such could happen on a military base. She isn’t really sure, but she launched into a list of things. I guess that the barracks for single men is next to this area, and she says that the single guys resent the married guys because single guys in general serve more duty time than their married counterparts. I suggested that the single guys in the barracks marry each other. Problem solved. (as for the reasons that people slash tires of military personnel on base, I am outraged that this goes on. I guess it is a common occurrence there. But this has nothing to do with healthcare. hah)


10 posted on 02/22/2013 12:19:11 PM PST by petitfour
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To: petitfour

only three?


11 posted on 02/22/2013 12:25:28 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: Girlene

Here...take my wife, please/s

I guess odumbo didn’t think about all those pesky little unintended consequences when he rammed this down our throats.


12 posted on 02/22/2013 12:27:43 PM PST by k4gypsyrose
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To: NonValueAdded

Yes, only three. Isn’t that odd? (no pun intended) I wondered if they were afraid of being seen/caught. There are no cameras recording the goings on. No one is in the parking lot during the day.


13 posted on 02/22/2013 12:34:22 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Venturer
By the time this shyt is over with we will be lucky if anyone has health insurance.

That's the general idea. We all wake up one morning and realize none of us have coverage, and we panic and all march on Washington, D.C. to demand Single Payer.


14 posted on 02/22/2013 12:35:59 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: k4gypsyrose
I guess odumbo didn’t think about all those pesky little unintended consequences when he rammed this down our throats.

Oh, I'm sure he/they DID know. Companies will dump spousal coverage to compensate for all the other mandated coverage - 26 year old kids, free contraception, mental health coverage, free preventative care (prostrate exams, I think are free now), etc.

This will end up becoming a significant paycut for families with one paycheck when the other spouse must go out and purchase their own insurance.
15 posted on 02/22/2013 12:48:43 PM PST by Girlene
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To: k4gypsyrose

So, the list of those belonging in jail, now include:

Obama
Holder
Pelosi
Reid
....?


16 posted on 02/22/2013 12:52:39 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: k4gypsyrose

I believe Obummercare goes into full effect in 2014. That leaves Obummer 2 years to have to eat this crap. In that time perhaps some sense will appear and it will be done away with.

That is what I hope, but there is no guarantee.


17 posted on 02/22/2013 12:57:23 PM PST by Venturer
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To: k4gypsyrose
My premiums are based on 1) employee only, 2) employee and spouse, 3) employee, spouse and children. I'm currently paying item 3 as my youngest son is "eligible" until August this year. If coverage for my spouse is dropped, she can simply tell her employer to add her back. We will each have "employee only" coverage with our respective employers.
18 posted on 02/22/2013 12:59:54 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Venturer
“In that time perhaps some sense will appear and it will be done away with.”

Won't happen. Another consequence of not getting McCain/Palin elected in 2008.

19 posted on 02/22/2013 1:05:38 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Lawyers have caused thousands of times more destruction to our nation than have guns)
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To: Myrddin

None of us really has any idea what the medical insurance situation is going to be a couple years out. It is impossible to plan.


20 posted on 02/22/2013 1:30:41 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: petitfour

What’s a “bazillion dollar tuna can”?


21 posted on 02/22/2013 1:30:42 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Thought I was the only one who didn’t get that, although I can think of things on a taxiway that might apply.


22 posted on 02/22/2013 1:32:35 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: k4gypsyrose

Don’t forget...Congress is exempt.


23 posted on 02/22/2013 1:45:03 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: k4gypsyrose
I guess odumbo didn’t think about all those pesky little unintended consequences when he rammed this down our throats.

Is your wife a potential NEW democrat voter? Therein lies an "intended" consequence. Do you recall a speech wherein he promised no extensive treatment to keep grandma alive? Can't imagine his glee at seeing his "dreams" come to fruition, that are or will be nightmares for the rest of us.

Obamacare now paying for illegal immigrants

Snip: Last week the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it was funneling Obamacare cash to 67 community health centers where the money would be used for migrant farm workers. HHS also informed us that the immigration status of said farm workers would not be ascertained before free care was given meaning that illegal aliens would be given Obamacare funding.

24 posted on 02/22/2013 1:49:43 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: genghis

Once again, it’s a feature not a bug.
The plan is to destroy our current system of insurance so that the sheeple BEG for single payer.....


25 posted on 02/22/2013 1:56:21 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: k4gypsyrose

I am sure this does not apply to same sex couples.


26 posted on 02/22/2013 2:03:36 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

When I posted this article, I wasn’t even thinking of same sex couples. Now I’m wondering if the rules are different in the states that recognize gay marriage. (Blech!)

Anyone more knowlegeable then me have an answer?


27 posted on 02/22/2013 3:09:51 PM PST by k4gypsyrose
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To: RoosterRedux

LOL A submarine.

I have been asking around on this one, and I have found that the crime at this particular base has grown worse over the last year or so. It makes me very angry.


28 posted on 02/22/2013 5:23:13 PM PST by petitfour
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To: petitfour

That would make sense.;-)


29 posted on 02/22/2013 5:27:59 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: central_va
I am sure this does not apply to same sex couples.

One big reason for gay marriage was so that the "spouse" could tap into the benefits plan of the "husband". Take that away, and much of the incentive for gay marriage goes away.

30 posted on 02/22/2013 5:29:35 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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