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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:00 PM

Is this even legal?? Healthcare

So my wife gets notified at her job today that they are cutting back on her hours. She works 30 and its being cut to 25. The reason they said was rising healthcare costs. She wasn't alone. 12 others got the same notice. As it turns out they don't have to provide you with a healthcare plan if you work under 30 hours. This isn't fair and stinks. The company paid for most of the premiums. Anyone else heard of this?

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Reply Is this even legal?? Healthcare (Original post)
OccupyManny Jan 2013 OP
peacebird Jan 2013 #1
libodem Jan 2013 #2
TheKentuckian Jan 2013 #9
SailorMike Jan 2013 #14
gateley Jan 2013 #3
Sherman A1 Jan 2013 #4
Travis_0004 Jan 2013 #5
dballance Jan 2013 #6
Yo_Mama Jan 2013 #7
magical thyme Jan 2013 #8
Warren Stupidity Jan 2013 #10
dairydog91 Jan 2013 #11
MiniMe Jan 2013 #12
rgbecker Jan 2013 #13
Orrex Jan 2013 #15
OccupyManny Jan 2013 #16
Egalitarian Thug Jan 2013 #17

Response to OccupyManny (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:03 PM

1. Walmart does this as a matter of corporate policy....

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Response to OccupyManny (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:03 PM

2. That is an abuse of the system

I hope it gets reported. I wonder what the proper channels are? Homeland security could be put to work doing something useful. Yessiree.

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Response to libodem (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:46 PM

9. We can report till Doomsday

That is baked into the cake. Employer based coverage is a fiasco and the cartel is a predatory monster.

I think most of the real point was to make sure affluent suburbanites escaped the worst excesses of the cartel and to make sure systemic reform was held off for at least a generation.

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Response to libodem (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:35 PM

14. So

 


So you want to report to someone??, a company doing something, that is totally legal. Is that right?

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Response to OccupyManny (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:05 PM

3. I think it has to do with Obamacare -- but I've not been too clear on it. If figure if it's

accurate, I'll be knocked back to under 30 hours (they carefully keep me under 40 hours now to keep from having to provide insurance). Nothing I can do about it.

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Response to OccupyManny (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:06 PM

4. Probably very legal

ethical, not so much.

Looks like an attempt to game the system, I would suggest she and her co-workers look into what recourse they might have and forming a union might be one of those recourses.

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Response to OccupyManny (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:21 PM

5. Yes its legal.

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Response to OccupyManny (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:27 PM

6. It's totally legal and was happening long before the Affordable Care Act

Companies have been hiring people as "temp" labor and contractors for some time now to avoid having to pay benefits. As one poster pointed out this is a matter of corporate policy for Walmart. Many, many Walmart workers on public assistance such as food stamps and medicaid. As many as 80% of workers at some Walmart Stores are on Medicaid.

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Response to OccupyManny (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:29 PM

7. Yes, the 30 hours is the bright line under healthcare reform

It's perfectly legal. It's happening all over at everything from hospitals to colleges to restaurants.

What did everyone expect?

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Response to OccupyManny (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:36 PM

8. 30 hours has been the magic turning point for insurance

for a long time. As long as I can remember.

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Response to OccupyManny (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:56 PM

10. Legal and demonstrates just how massively shitty our health care system is.

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Response to OccupyManny (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:05 PM

11. Probably legal. nt

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Response to OccupyManny (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:24 PM

12. Employers are using the healthcare law as an excuse.

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Response to OccupyManny (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:29 PM

13. Start looking for another job. Hopefully she'll find a union job.

These companies have to be left to the "Market Forces". Let them see if they can find the good workers they need.

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Response to OccupyManny (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:53 PM

15. Hmm...

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Response to OccupyManny (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:27 PM

16. I'm down for single payer

This is bullshit.

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Response to OccupyManny (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:32 PM

17. Yes. SOP in Work Camp America. n/t

 

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