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  •  Not really. (0+ / 0-)

    Co pay is about $20 for a Dr visit and a lot has no copay.
    Zero deductible or $1000 deductible.  $20-30/mo.  Gonna cost about $1350 per year no matter what.  THis is really pretty amazingly inexpensive for unskilled workers.

    Romney: Wrong on GM. Wrong on bin Laden. Wrong on tax cuts. Wrong on austerity. Wrong on Medicare. Wrong on the 47%. Wrong for America.

    by SGWM on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 11:51:35 PM PDT

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    •  How current is your info? (8+ / 0-)

      Because here's what the NYT reported one year ago:

      Claiming that it's too expensive, Wal-Mart has announced it is rescinding health coverage for part-time workers and drastically raising premiums for much of its full time staff.

      According to The New York Times, the country's largest private employer told all of its employees working less that 24 hours a week that they will no longer qualify for insurance and anyone working up to 33 hours a week may no longer include a spouse on their plan.

      Rates are expected to climb by more than 40 percent for some employees. Combined with high deductibles, employees are complaining that their health care will now eat up to 20 percent of their annual pay.

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      To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

      by UntimelyRippd on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 04:57:35 AM PDT

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      •  Actually, (0+ / 0-)

        the numbers I quoted were after the increase.  I don't see how it could be 20% of pay, unless you work very few hours and you have 10 kids.  Frankly as a matter of equity, I don't think childless workers should have to susidize sombody's baby making hobby. The benefit Buffet idea is a good one.  This is still an outstanding coverage and WM ought to be commended when they do something right.  Now let's devote our energies to getting Walmart to clean up the rest of its act instead of complaining about area where there has been a lot of progress and there is not going to be anymore for a long while.  Employees most need a livable wage, livable schedules and Dental.

        Romney: Wrong on GM. Wrong on bin Laden. Wrong on tax cuts. Wrong on austerity. Wrong on Medicare. Wrong on the 47%. Wrong for America.

        by SGWM on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 10:19:21 AM PDT

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        •  I kind of suspected a troll here, given that (1+ / 0-)
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          you're spouting nonsense, but this post leaves no doubt.  Anyone who doesn't want to "subsidize somebody's baby making hobby", which s/he apparently feels s/he would be doing if that individual was provided health insurance coverage for the hobby's results, is someone I will not be listening to about anything else, either.  And btw, I'm one of those childless workers.  And I have absolutely no problem with other peoples' children being covered by insurance.

          "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

          by gustynpip on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 10:29:32 AM PDT

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