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  •  Good morning! (9+ / 0-)

    The major multinational corporation we worked for has canceled our healthcare.
    They are giving us one year to switch to Obamacare.
    Mr.AzBlue will be eligible for Medicare next August, so it'll be me that will be going on Obamacare.
    Hoping the glitches are fixed in a few weeks so we can begin researching the plans and the costs.

    The corporation has been threatening to cancel all retirees healthcare for years, stating in every letter that we were covered under the company's pleasure, so it's not really a surprise.
    We retired at the right time, since they stopped covering healthcare for 'new' retirees years ago, forcing employees to work until they are 65 and can go on Medicare.
    At the time Mr.AzBlue retired, we paid 207 dollars per month but since they quit allowing people to retire, which cut down on the pool, our rates increased 400%.
    Hopefully, I can keep our same plan for less money under Obamacare.

    We are home and did the walk this morning and ran into several neighbors welcoming us back and catching up on the neighborhood gossip.
    We missed a few wild episodes, one tragic.

    The weather is pleasant enough and the remnants of the last major storm are visible with portions of streets washed out.
    Incredible, actually.
    It is good to be home!



    •  ...I assumed all along that many corporations... (6+ / 0-)

      ...would use ObamaCare as an excuse (and I'm certain they are happy happy joy joy about it) to get out of their retirement obligations. Unless you go to the doctors a lot and need a lot of tests and scans every year, the silver plan ain't too shabby...

      Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences. -7.38; -3.44

      by paradise50 on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 09:43:13 AM PDT

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      •  From Sully's blog this morning (9+ / 0-)
        Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest employer, announced Monday that 35,000 part-time employees will soon be moved to full-time status, entitling them to the full healthcare benefits that were scheduled to be denied them as a result of Wal-Mart’s efforts to avoid the requirements of Obamacare.
        Not a p.r. move. Apparently, Wal-Mart is struggling with its model of basement-level wages and piss-poor service. Having a workforce that is healthy, they are finally recognizing, can be an economic advantage. Imagine that!

        There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

        by slksfca on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 09:49:33 AM PDT

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        •  I also heard their customer service was so bad (4+ / 0-)
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          it was actually effecting their profits.

          But regardless of why they did this, at least the poor folks needing their jobs there will have a chance to get regular medical care, and that can't be bad!

          Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. - Dalai Lama

          by kimoconnor on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 11:07:01 AM PDT

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        •  Well, maybe. (0+ / 0-)

          But I'll continue my disbelief till the other shoe drops or we find out "what's the rub!"

          Hi there Kimoco and Silks.  Glad you both have great weather, like Berkeley! (Ducks and hides under the table!)

          the war being the relentless ...struggle... by the rich against the poor. " by Andrew O'Hehir in "Salon"

          by dharmasyd on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 04:48:55 PM PDT

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