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  •  Hairdressers were earlier (0+ / 0-)

    Back in the early '90s I had a number of clients who worked as hairdressers, and they were uninsurable. The logic seemed to be hairdressers = gay men = HIV/AIDS = too expensive to cover.

    And since many of my clients were, actually, gay men, they couldn't get covered under their partners' policies either, even if their partners were lawyers or CPAs or some other group considered low-risk.

    It is IDIOTIC to link health coverage to one's job.

    •  "the first industry" (0+ / 0-)

      I wonder if this is the beginning of a trend. With healthcare reform slowly going into effect, while the insurance industry retaliates with higher rates,will an increasing percentage of employers simply drop people coverage on the premise that costs are too high, with the added justification that once the reforms are fully implemented, they will be able to sort things out?

      •  No, because there are federal (0+ / 0-)

        subsidies already started for small business employers to provide insurance coverage for their workers.

        And insurers have reported a RISE in policies for small groups.

        So, score another little step for the PPACA.

        I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... I'm asking you to believe in yours. Barack Obama

        by samddobermann on Thu May 19, 2011 at 02:07:33 AM PDT

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