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Old 02-22-2013, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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All part and parcel of obamacare.
Dependents up to 26 are covered.
Spouses though are another story.

Today companies pay $1-2 extra for spousal coverage.
Starting in 2014 they will be paying $65 per spouse.

So guess what ? They are dropping spousal coverage now or charging extra for coverage.

Obamacare is turning out to be the biggest anti-health insurance bill yet.
And we still have 10 months to go.

Secrets of the bill are still just coming to light.

Why your boss is dumping your wife - MarketWatch
By denying coverage to spouses, employers not only save the annual premiums, but also the new fees that went into effect as part of the Affordable Care Act. This year, companies have to pay $1 or $2 “per life” covered on their plans, a sum that jumps to $65 in 2014.
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But experts say more firms are likely to drop spouses altogether, whether they work or not—especially when the new federal health-care exchanges open in 2014, providing an alternative for spouses left out in the cold. “When there’s a place for people to go, employers won’t feel as beholden or compelled to cover the spouse,” says Joan Smyth, an employee benefits consultant with Mercer.

Firms that recently decided to drop spouses from their plans range from private insurance agencies to school systems and universities like Ball State, as well as large companies like pump and valve manufacturer Flowserve.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:21 PM
 
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Also heard something about kids not being covered?
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:24 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Originally Posted by HappyTexan View Post
All part and parcel of obamacare.
Dependents up to 26 are covered.
Spouses though are another story.

Today companies pay $1-2 extra for spousal coverage.
Starting in 2014 they will be paying $65 per spouse.

So guess what ? They are dropping spousal coverage now or charging extra for coverage.

Obamacare is turning out to be the biggest anti-health insurance bill yet.
And we still have 10 months to go.

Secrets of the bill are still just coming to light.

Why your boss is dumping your wife - MarketWatch
By denying coverage to spouses, employers not only save the annual premiums, but also the new fees that went into effect as part of the Affordable Care Act. This year, companies have to pay $1 or $2 “per life” covered on their plans, a sum that jumps to $65 in 2014.
..
But experts say more firms are likely to drop spouses altogether, whether they work or not—especially when the new federal health-care exchanges open in 2014, providing an alternative for spouses left out in the cold. “When there’s a place for people to go, employers won’t feel as beholden or compelled to cover the spouse,” says Joan Smyth, an employee benefits consultant with Mercer.

Firms that recently decided to drop spouses from their plans range from private insurance agencies to school systems and universities like Ball State, as well as large companies like pump and valve manufacturer Flowserve.
I'm divorced so I really don't care.


Naw I'm kidding, just add this to the list. I'm surprised how many people are just learning about this waste of taxpayers' money.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Also heard something about kids not being covered?
Dependents are covered until 26 under obamacare.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:31 PM
 
Location: mancos
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well the spouses can just pay a fine for not having ins.all part of the plan .heh heh they are now labled as leeches riding free on the system.They will get everyone into the system.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:34 PM
 
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Originally Posted by HappyTexan View Post
All part and parcel of obamacare.
Dependents up to 26 are covered.
Spouses though are another story.

Today companies pay $1-2 extra for spousal coverage.
Starting in 2014 they will be paying $65 per spouse.

So guess what ? They are dropping spousal coverage now or charging extra for coverage.

Obamacare is turning out to be the biggest anti-health insurance bill yet.
And we still have 10 months to go.

Secrets of the bill are still just coming to light.

Why your boss is dumping your wife - MarketWatch
By denying coverage to spouses, employers not only save the annual premiums, but also the new fees that went into effect as part of the Affordable Care Act. This year, companies have to pay $1 or $2 “per life” covered on their plans, a sum that jumps to $65 in 2014.
..
But experts say more firms are likely to drop spouses altogether, whether they work or not—especially when the new federal health-care exchanges open in 2014, providing an alternative for spouses left out in the cold. “When there’s a place for people to go, employers won’t feel as beholden or compelled to cover the spouse,” says Joan Smyth, an employee benefits consultant with Mercer.

Firms that recently decided to drop spouses from their plans range from private insurance agencies to school systems and universities like Ball State, as well as large companies like pump and valve manufacturer Flowserve.
This is a big disaster. So many new taxes, mandates, fees, punishments, taxes, and other things that create new fees and headaches that have nothing to do with health care. I'm still trying to figure out how adding a tax onto the sale of a person's house is health care related.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:34 PM
 
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Dependents are covered until 26 under obamacare.
Funny to see 26 year olds being referred to as kids or dependents
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:35 PM
 
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well the spouses can just pay a fine for not having ins.all part of the plan .heh heh they are now labled as leeches riding free on the system.They will get everyone into the system.
What about if you marry a child-bride, who is under 26 years old, does she get free insurance like your children who are under 26?
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:36 PM
 
Location: mancos
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funny to see 26 year olds being referred to as kids or dependents
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:38 PM
 
Location: US
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Romney-Obama Care is failing so fast...so early in the game.
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