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    Re: U.S. Adds 195,000 Jobs; Unemployment Remains 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Nonsense. The economy went south before healthcare reform. You not thinking. Your just hating.
    Well, it's really not improving in anticipation to it either.

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    Re: U.S. Adds 195,000 Jobs; Unemployment Remains 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Donc View Post
    Better tell that to the 50 million people collecting medicare.The last poll i seen was that Eighty percent rated of your cohorts had a favorable outlook for that dastardly gubmet insurance called Medicare.
    If I didn't make the income I did, I would look forward for it too. If the government is going to offer me a deal to have a third party pay for my medical expenses, why not? Sounds like a sweet deal.

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    Re: U.S. Adds 195,000 Jobs; Unemployment Remains 7.6%

    QUOTE AmazonTania

    If I didn't make the income I did, I would look forward for it too.
    I didn't know there was income limits on Medicare.Tell me about it.

    If the government is going to offer me a deal to have a third party pay for my medical expenses, why not? Sounds like a sweet deal
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    Why not? they're more efficient than private insurance.
    The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say

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    Re: U.S. Adds 195,000 Jobs; Unemployment Remains 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Donc View Post
    I didn't know there was income limits on Medicare.Tell me about it.
    Higher income earners have to pay higher premiums for medicare. It's cheaper for me just to use private insurance.

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    Why not? they're more efficient than private insurance.
    Since when do efficient business models have limited solvency?

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    Re: U.S. Adds 195,000 Jobs; Unemployment Remains 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by AmazonTania View Post
    Higher income earners have to pay higher premiums for medicare. It's cheaper for me just to use private insurance.
    Private insurance companies only offer supplements to medicare.

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    Re: U.S. Adds 195,000 Jobs; Unemployment Remains 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Private insurance companies only offer supplements to medicare.
    Only for things medicare doesn't cover.

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    Re: U.S. Adds 195,000 Jobs; Unemployment Remains 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by AmazonTania View Post
    Well, it's really not improving in anticipation to it either.
    Not sure yet. After all, at this point, we only have the fear mongering to draw from. I know my health insurance had the smallest increase in years. What I read is that there are real differences, some places doing well and others not. But I rare seeing whining do much. I'd much prefer us moving this along and helping to improve it.

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    Re: U.S. Adds 195,000 Jobs; Unemployment Remains 7.6%

    QUOTE AmazonTania

    Higher income earners have to pay higher premiums for medicare. It's cheaper for me just to use private insurance.
    Hhmm...You must be one of those, RARE seniors with no pre-existing conditions Eh?

    <Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, workers earning more than $200,000 a year ($250,000 for joint filers) must pay higher Medicare hospital insurance (HI) taxes beginning in 2013. The new tax is 2.35% (an increase of 0.9%) of applicable wages above those thresholds, so a worker earning $300,000 a year will pay HI taxes of 1.45% on $200,000 plus 2.35% on $100,000. There is no change to the employer’s share of the HI tax.>


    High-Income Individuals to Pay Higher Medicare Taxes Starting in 2013 | Towers Watson - Towers Watson

    Look on the positive side of BOCARE....people with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied health insurance as of 2014.So if you have a pre-existing condition more than likely your " private insurance "will not cost you more.In essence, the cost is spread around.Smacks of socialism eh?
    The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say

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    Re: U.S. Adds 195,000 Jobs; Unemployment Remains 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not sure yet. After all, at this point, we only have the fear mongering to draw from. I know my health insurance had the smallest increase in years. What I read is that there are real differences, some places doing well and others not. But I rare seeing whining do much. I'd much prefer us moving this along and helping to improve it.
    If you don't include insurance, rates are probably not as bad, but Health Cost are the highest they've ever been. If there is any fear mongering, it's mostly a market sentiment. Non Supervisory hours are down. Average employee hours are down. Full-Time employment is down. Not exactly a welcoming response for something which is suppose to help the bottom line.

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    Re: U.S. Adds 195,000 Jobs; Unemployment Remains 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by AmazonTania View Post
    If you don't include insurance, rates are probably not as bad, but Health Cost are the highest they've ever been. If there is any fear mongering, it's mostly a market sentiment. Non Supervisory hours are down. Average employee hours are down. Full-Time employment is down. Not exactly a welcoming response for something which is suppose to help the bottom line.
    Again, trends already in place before reform. Why would you believe reform is the cause? Would other economic factors be more likely, just as they were before reform?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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