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  •  You are correct (0+ / 0-)

    This strike is more than just getting free college tuition for their children. It is also to maintain a crazy rich benefits package that all of us here would kill for! So, Temple wants to scale back that package ever so slightly.
    What do you think? Would it be so horrible if a nurse has a slight co-pay of $5 to see a doctor? Or if that nurse has to pay $5 for a brand RX, instead of the $2? Or if that nurse had to pay a little bit of premium? What world do you live in? Us regular folks, who happen to have health insurance, have to pay hundreds and hundreds of premium dollars a month. we have to pay $20 or $40 to see a doctor. Hospital stays run into the hundreds or thousands of dollars. RX costs $40 or 50 or 60 per RX. And you want me to feel bad for the nurse, who, granted, has a very hard job, but makes about $100k a year, with outrageous benefits? Sorry.

    •  Where are you getting your numbers from? (0+ / 0-)

      Would it be so horrible if a nurse has a slight co-pay of $5 to see a doctor? Or if that nurse has to pay $5 for a brand RX, instead of the $2? Or if that nurse had to pay a little bit of premium?

      Are those the numbers on the table?  Or are you just making them up out of thin air because you think it makes a good argument?  Do you even know what the current contract (now expired) said about copremiums or copays?

      "Run, comrade, the old world is behind you!" -- Situationist graffito, 1968

      by Pesto on Fri Apr 02, 2010 at 09:38:22 AM PDT

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      •  Hypothetical (0+ / 0-)

        Those numbers were meant as an example. Do you know what the numbers are? I have no idea what the numbers are, but I can only imagine how over-the-top rich they must be!

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