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clear eye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-25-09 06:17 PM
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4. $750/yr/uncovered employee who qualifies for a subsidy.
Not one fine. Doesn't seem to distinguish between employee who needs almost full subsidy and one who needs very small partial subsidy.

Why should we be loading more onto businesses in this rotten economy anyway? To make sure they move every last job overseas?

What happened to the idea of handling health care coverage like most of the Europeans do, by cutting out the costs of private insurers and restoring higher tax rates for the top bracket?
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  -AP Sources: (Health) Bill Likely to Cut Employer Mandate kpete  Oct-25-09 06:00 PM   #0 
  - $750 doesn't seem like much of a "fine"to me! For businesses of 50 or more?  saracat   Oct-25-09 06:06 PM   #1 
  - $750/yr/uncovered employee who qualifies for a subsidy.  clear eye   Oct-25-09 06:17 PM   #4 
  - That wouldn't be "uniquely American". nt  Mithreal   Oct-25-09 06:23 PM   #8 
  - Health care costs are expected to double in 9 years.  Mithreal   Oct-25-09 06:20 PM   #7 
  - The problem is..  naaman fletcher   Oct-25-09 06:45 PM   #11 
  - "$750 multiplied by the total size of the work force" $750 * 50-worker firm = $37,500 fine  DRoseDARs   Oct-25-09 09:12 PM   #15 
     - It's cheaper  Abq_Sarah   Oct-26-09 11:43 AM   #21 
  - I can't believe that in this economy, they're moving toward MORE costs on business.  clear eye   Oct-25-09 06:10 PM   #2 
  - Why is no one discussing Single Payer Universal Health Care?  RC   Oct-25-09 06:16 PM   #3 
  - Damn good question. n/t  clear eye   Oct-25-09 06:18 PM   #5 
  - agreed! n/t  indimuse   Oct-25-09 06:23 PM   #9 
  - because"Yes we can" has become "the best we can do"  saracat   Oct-25-09 06:19 PM   #6 
  - In the big picture I don't see why corps. should pay for health care because ...  RKP5637   Oct-25-09 06:28 PM   #10 
     - Smoke and Mirrors  Knight Hawk   Oct-25-09 08:17 PM   #13 
     - Yep, so true/accurate. It is a charade. Increase cost to customers, as you say, and ...  RKP5637   Oct-25-09 09:37 PM   #16 
        - Yes  Knight Hawk   Oct-25-09 10:16 PM   #18 
     - There is still a business contribution under SP n/t  slipslidingaway   Oct-26-09 12:34 PM   #22 
  - It seems that they are slowly , painfully coming to the conclusion  Ironman3476   Oct-25-09 07:32 PM   #12 
  - PO for WH, Congr. & Fed employees on same Health care  bikingaz   Oct-25-09 09:08 PM   #14 
     - $750?  technotwit   Oct-26-09 12:16 AM   #20 
  - If there' s a convoluted, inefficient, fucked up, corrupt way to do do something,  Vidar   Oct-25-09 09:47 PM   #17 
     - yes. damm!!  joeycola   Oct-25-09 11:44 PM   #19 
 

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