What kind of office does your relative have? A palm reading office? It can't be a doctors office or you are lying. There are bronze plans, silver plans and gold plans and all of them have copays. Is lying a way of life for you or just a hobby.
Bronze, silver, gold
If you buy a bronze plan -- the cheapest available for anyone 30 and older -- you’ll have a $3,250 deductible for individual coverage; it’s $6,500 for family coverage. Once you spend that much on medical care, including medication, you’ll still have to pay 40 percent of the cost for many services, including visits to specialists, outpatient hospital services, emergency room visits and lab work.
You’ll also have to pay 40 percent of the cost of non-generic drugs. But each customer’s out-of-pocket costs will be capped at $6,250, or $12,500 for a family plan.
Silver plans have similar deductibles to the bronze ones -- $3,000 for medical services, plus $400 for prescription drugs; both of those figures are doubled for family plans.
But the deductible applies to a narrower range of services, including inpatient hospitalization, outpatient procedures, and non-generic drugs. You'd pay fixed copays for office visits ($30 to see a primary care doctor for an injury or illness, $45 for a specialist), lab work and urgent or emergency care.
As with the bronze plan, your out-of-pocket costs would be capped at $6,250 for an individual or $12,500 for family coverage.
Gold plans cost the most, but people who buy them will face the lowest out-of-pocket costs. There’s still a deductible, but it’s lower: $1,000 for medical services, and $150 for prescription drugs (again, double that for family plans). As with the silver plan, the deductible applies to hospital stays, outpatient procedures and non-generic drugs. But for office visits, lab work and urgent or emergency care, you'd have fixed copays.
The maximum amount you’d pay out-of-pocket is lower too: $3,000 for an individual and $6,000 for a family.
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Geddy Lee and Rush are a great group but they are Canadians from Toronto. Odd choice when you're trying to push your fake Americanism. It would be like the Tea Party using Larry Craig for a TV commercial slamming homosexuality. The brain trust at Bentonville seems to be void of brains.
by raising the minimum wage but the pubs are fighting them at every turn. Why don't the pubs want to lower the amount of people on food stamps welfare and welfare? Do they enjoy having the feeling that they have power over these people and their lives? Why would they be against getting these people off the taxpayers teet so they can stand on their own two feet? Do the pubs have no concern about the debt and deficit in this country to the point where they are promoting a welfare society? Come on pubs, get with the show and do whats right for this country and especially the taxpayers who are forced to pay for living expenses for the low paid workers.
Quit being a stupid #$%$. Do you make it past the third grade? You are making a mockery of the educational system.
and the stupid part of the country believed them.
GOP’s latest Obamacare lie is a real doozie
2/6/2014 8:00am by John Aravosis 65 Comments
The latest Republican lie about Obamacare is so blatantly false that not only has a fact-checker said so, but the Associated Press did an entire story on how badly the Republicans are lying.
You see, there’s a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report that says that by the year 2021, the equivalent of more than two million people will be able to leave their jobs because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA – aka Obamacare).
They won’t be fired.
They won’t be forced from their jobs.
They’ll finally be able to leave jobs that they want to leave, jobs that they’re holding on to ONLY because the job is giving them much-needed health care that they would lose and/or couldn’t afford if they left their job otherwise. But now, with Obamacare, those people are free to leave jobs they don’t want.
CBO says 2m people will quit jobs they don’t want
Don’t believe me. Read what CBO concluded (I quote much more of the document below):
CBO estimates that the ACA will reduce the total number of hours worked, on net, by about 1.5 percent to 2.0 percent during the period from 2017 to 2024, almost entirely because workers will choose to supply less labor…
The reduction in CBO’s projections of hours worked represents a decline in the number of full-time-equivalent workers of about 2.0 million in 2017, rising to about 2.5 million in 2024…
The estimated reduction stems almost entirely from a net decline in the amount of labor that workers choose to supply, rather than from a net drop in businesses’ demand for labor.
Can’t get much clearer than that.
Michael Hiltzik at the LA Times explains a bit further exactly who benefits from this:
As economist Dean Baker points out, this is, in fact, a beneficial effect of the law, and a sign that it will achieve an important goal. It helps “older workers with serious health conditions who are working now because this is the only way to get health insurance. And (one for the family-values crowd) many young mothers who return to work earlier than they would like because they need health insurance. This is a huge plus.”
GOP claims CBO says 2m Americans will be fired
So what did the Republicans do with this amazing revelation? They’ve twisted it into “Obamacare kills 2 million jobs.”
Among the Republicans who outright lied about the report is not-ready-for-prime-time-yet-again 2016 presidential hopeful Marco Rubio:
“Just yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office found that Obamacare will cost millions of Americans their jobs.”
Then there’s GOP House Speaker John Boehner:
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Michael Moore, the Hollywood legend of liberal mindset and pro-Democratic documentary, has broken from the party line to criticize Obamacare, calling both its rollout and provisions “awful.”
He made the assessment in a written piece to The New York Times, saying that it was high time liberals came forward and admitted the obvious.
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“That is the dirty little secret many liberals have avoided saying out loud for fear of aiding the president’s enemies at a time when the ideal of universal health care needed all the support it could get,” Mr. Moore wrote. But the truth is this, he added: “Obamacare is awful.”
But his reasons were hardly those of conservative views.
Rather, he said the health care plan was actually pro-insurance industry, and that President Obama knew that the better path for reform was a single-payer system that simply provided Medicare for everybody, Mediaite reported.
Still, Mr. Moore said Obamacare was better than nothing in terms of overhauling the nation’s health care industry — and was actually a “godsend” for those who faced loss of coverage.
But instead of taking “a victory lap,” those of progressive political minds should instead keep on fighting for “what we deserve: universal health care,” akin to what Vermont will implement in 2017, he said, in his op-ed.
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Looks like the liar shep ran into his hole when exposed for what a liar he is.
Its a terrible way to treat the Blimpie owners but it makes sense. Blimpie's just does not fit in with WMT. The quality of the Blimpie product is much to good to be in a WMT.
Raising wages does change the competitive landscape
A recent Federal Reserve report took a specific look at what happens to fast food companies when the minimum wage goes up, such as happened in Illinois, California and New Jersey. And the results were interesting. Because they discovered that a higher minimum wage really did hurt McDonald’s, causing stores to close. But….. and this is a big but…. those closed stores were rapidly replaced by competitors that could pay the higher wages, leading to no loss of jobs (and an overall increase in pay for labor.)
The implications for businesses that use low-priced labor are clear. It is time to change the business model – to adapt for a different future. A higher minimum wage does not doom McDonald’s – but it will force the company to adapt. If McDonald’s (and Burger King, Wendy’s, Subway, Dominos, Pizza Hut, and others) doesn’t adapt the future will be very ugly for their customers and the company. But if these companies do adapt there is no reason the minimum wage will hurt them unnecessarily hard.
but you southerners enjoy your weekend on these boards because you are too dumb to have any money to be able to do anything fun. I see why you keep complaining about the Obama economy. When you're as dumb as you people are you'll never have anything no matter how good the economy is. Remember. a few hundred dollars is more than twenty thousand dollars in southern terms. TEE HEE
Just another reason why we need to move to a government run health care system. Medicare never loses records on people. That's what happens when companies are more worried about how much profit they will make instead of putting money in to operate properly.
The biggest problem with food stamp usage in this country is Wal-Mart and their poverty wages and job destruction. Right now President Obama can do nothing about it but I think we need to give him more power where he can force companies like Wal-Mart to pay a living wage or be shut down. President Obama is doing everything he can right now to increase the minimum wage in this country but the republicans block any move toward higher wages. Wal-Mart has been very destructive on this country. I hope you will join us in our fight to rid the country of Wal-Mart by never shopping there and force them out of business.
Of course just like Chris Christie he saw nothing heard nothing and knew nothing about everything going on around him even though emails tell a totally different story. Is there an honest Republican? I'm not seeing any.
Turns Out Anti-Union Volkswagen Workers May Have Screwed Themselves And The South
February 20, 2014 - 5:06pm
Volkswagen employees may have made a huge mistake when they rejected union membership on Friday.
Employees at VW's Chattanooga plant voted against representation by United Auto Workers, leaving the factory as the only Volkswagen plant worldwide without a formal mechanism for workers' representation.
The German "co-determination" model mandates works councils, which connect employees to management, at all large German companies. Following the union vote, the head of Volkswagen's works council told German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung that the automaker would hesitate to expand in the U.S. South.
"I can imagine fairly well that another VW factory in the United States, provided that one more should still be set up there, does not necessarily have to be assigned to the South again," said works council leader Bernd Osterloh.
according to a top executive at Volkswagen. I am glad Obama started leading this country down that path. Let the Mideast keep their oil and go broke and we won't need all this drilling in our own country down the road. Obama had the vision for an electric America and it is coming true and it will be fueled by cheap and clean renewable energy.
Do you understand the fact that Wal-Mart has the most people of any group in the US that are on Medicaid? If you can add 1+1 its not to difficult to understand Wal-Mart insurance. The next lesson you need to learn is not to believe everything you read on the internet in fact do not believe most. I can put anything on the internet I want or pay someone to put something on the internet. Remember that 1+1 thing I was talking about. Its simple if you think.
So the shoppers have to pay because WMT didn't follow the laws. Just another reason not to shop there. Just another thing that WMT wants everyone else to pay. If I get a speeding ticket will you pay for it? Don't think so. Why would you pay for WMTs law breaking. Find a new place to shop man.
If companies shared their cash with employees
John Waggoner, USA TODAY 8:03 a.m. EST February 2, 2014
Don't hold your breath, but you'd be sitting pretty if firms decided to share their cash hoards.
Microsoft, Cisco, Apple, Google and Pfizer have a combined $247 billion in cash
Companies plan to raise salaries by just 3% this year
Companies sitting on a record $1.25 trillion in cash
Excluding banks, the Standard and Poor's 500 stock index has 216 companies that are sitting on $1 billion or more in cash or short-term equivalents. If each of those took just 5% of its cash hoard and gave it to employees, each employee would get more than $3,000 -- but don't hold your breath.
It's no secret that many companies are sitting on enormous amount of cash – a total of $1.25 trillion in companies in the S&P 500, according to Standard and Poor's Capital IQ. That number, incidentally, eliminates banks and other financial services companies, which are highly cash-intensive.
The five companies with the largest cash holdings – Microsoft, Cisco, Apple, Google and Pfizer – have a combined $247 billion in cash. Microsoft's stash alone is $76.2 billion, and Cisco has $50.6 billion in cash in the coffers.
The non-financial companies in the S&P 500 have 20,254,000 employees in the USA and abroad, according to Howard Silverblatt, S&P Dow Jones Indices Senior Index Analyst. Splitting the S&P 500's cash hoard among them would give each employee $61,000.
No company would give away all its cash. Companies need cash for unexpected events, acquisitions, building new plants and buying new equipment. By and large, companies have favored using excess cash to buy back shares or pay out special one-time dividends to shareholders.
What they haven't been doing is giving extra cash to employees, despite a year of solid – and often record – profits and hug