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  •  Absolutely. It's ludicrous in an economy that (11+ / 0-)

    works best with mobile workers and criminal in an economy that periodically throws people out in the streets.

    LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

    by dinotrac on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 08:41:33 AM PST

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    •  Or at least move to an existing model (2+ / 0-)
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      My wife is a CPA, & all accounting firms are part of a general health plan thru the state CPA group -- the same one which certifies the professionals. This coverage is available to all employees -- accountants & support staff.

      I suspect that all professional organizations offer the same coverage. And I've been told that at least some unions also offer coverage for their members directly (specifically the West Coast Longshoremen, whom I gather have a benefit plan which rivals what Congress has).

      •  My husband is an actor and has the (1+ / 0-)
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        option of coverage through both the SAG/Aftra and Equity unions. SAG's coverage has always been comprehensive, broad, and quite affordable IF you earn over a certain dollar amount.  If you earn less than that figure, you can still buy coverage but on the second tier plan which costs more and is less comprehensive. I'm sure there's a reason for that, but it's always seemed to me that keeping everyone in the same pot would keep costs down because the pot would be bigger.  The one thing I've never really agreed with is that in Texas, at least, since it's a "right to work" state, an actor can work on union shoots and, depending on annual income from SAG jobs, participate in the insurance plans without joining the union and paying dues. I understand completely why actors opt not to join the union, and I want all my friends to have health coverage, but it still seems a bit unfair to not contribute dues.

        The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

        by scarlet slipper on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 10:50:07 AM PST

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