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OBAMACARE FALLOUT: WALMART ENDS INSURANCE FOR NEW HIRES

Home - by - December 3, 2012 - 08:00 America/New_York - 12 Comments

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And so the government takeover of our health care system begins:

Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, plans to begin denying health insurance to newly hired employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week, according to a copy of the company’s policy obtained by The Huffington Post. …

Walmart declined to disclose how many of its roughly 1.4 million U.S. workers are vulnerable to losing medical insurance under its new policy. …

Labor and health care experts portrayed Walmart’s decision to exclude workers from its medical plans as an attempt to limit costs while taking advantage of the national health care reform known as Obamacare. Among the key features of Obamacare is an expansion of Medicaid, the taxpayer-financed health insurance program for poor people. Many of the Walmart workers who might be dropped from the company’s health care plans earn so little that they would qualify for the expanded Medicaid program, these experts said.

By making the fine for not providing health care cheaper than providing health care, this was always the plan: to encourage employers to send us to the government.

 

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  1. Jack Daniels

    December 3rd, 2012

    And now what are people willing to do?

    Sit back? complain? accept it? make jokes about it over a beer?

    What?

    I find it amazing that everyone concedes to his victory without as much as a whimper.

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  2. Diann

    December 3rd, 2012

    But this is all by design. They set up a system they knew would fail. They did it on purpose. It wasn’t ineptitude that fueled Obamacare; as much as we may want to point and laugh and call them stupid, this is all by design.

    Once they’ve collapsed the health care system in this country, then government can swoop in, play the hero and set up a single payer, government run system.

    This is all part of the original plan. We would be fools to think that they screwed up and are idiots.

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  3. Jack Daniels

    December 3rd, 2012

    Diann,

    OK, so I ask again, what are people willing to do about it? Resign themselves to this being their fate and that it is inevitable and irreversible?

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  4. eternal ¼ cracker p

    December 3rd, 2012

    My wife works a 32 hour per week job, no more no less. She has to work 32 hours to qualify for health care for our family. It has been the same story for FOUR years now. If she worked freelance, doing the same job, she would be paid twice as much for the hourly rate, making the same money in 16 hours per week. Even with double the pay rate, we can not afford to pay for our own health care. So she’s stuck in a company that is currently pushing for a union before the end of the year. The union has their fees, and the company is cutting hours and positions ahead of the proposed union. I asked my wife if there is any chatter at all ahead of the union vote in regards to health care and higher tax rates come the first of the year. Not only was there no chatter, she didn’t have any idea herself. Anyways, after her first paycheck of the new year, she will likely be leaving, provided we can manage our own health care payments. With a $3k deductible for health care, that’s another $3k gone, of which we have NEVER used (thank God) more than $3k per year except for pregnancy. Throw the stupid proposed union on top of it, we might as well be pissing into the wind. I said it 5-1/2 years ago to my wife — It’s not any “payments” or “debts” that will sink us, it’s going to be taxes and insurance. And here we are.

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  5. Diann

    December 3rd, 2012

    Oh, I’m with you, Jack (ideologically speaking, not, you know the bottle since I don’t drink).

    Here is what we can do:
    1. Resistance. Refuse to purchase insurance from an “exchange” set up by the state (if you, like me live in a Blue Blue state that can’t wait to hop on board the derailing train of Obamacare), RESIST.
    2. Contact Congress and demand that they withhold all funding for Obamacare.
    3. DO NOT STOP SCREAMING FROM THE ROOFTOPS

    We are, by necessity, members of a resistance. We have to be. When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…. and so on. I’m not giving up. I won’t give up. I refuse to.

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  6. JustAl

    December 3rd, 2012

    Proud to say I’ve not spent a single cent with them since the day their CEO co-signed a letter with the head of SEIU supporting the socialist healthcare gambit. Feels good.

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  7. Dr. Tar

    December 3rd, 2012

    And the beat goes on.

    Democrats fighting against freedom and trying to enslaving who ever they can for 220 years and counting.

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  8. Jack Daniels

    December 3rd, 2012

    “We are, by necessity, members of a resistance. We have to be. When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…. and so on. I’m not giving up. I won’t give up. I refuse to.” – Diann

    THIS is precisely what every single non-liberal/RINO needs to subscribe to. And I fear it needs to be done sooner than later, and in unison, rather than in singularity. There is strength and might in numbers. Lest history reflect the results of previous dictatorships and the demise of nations.

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  9. Rick

    December 3rd, 2012

    Diann, I’ve never thought Øbama and company were stupid. Evil and amoral yes, but never stupid.

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  10. Sierra

    December 3rd, 2012

    By not offering insurance is no big deal. This is the plan to force especially all low income people into federal healthcare and at the same time demonizing large corporations. The real question is do we have the fight left in us?

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  11. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 3rd, 2012

    It doesn’t matter what Walmart says about 0bamaTax. The libtards will demonize them for cutting healthcare to their lowest hourly workers. Walmart could prove beyond doubt that it is 0bamaTax that is making them do this and the ‘tards will rend their clothes and gnash their teeth and wail like banshees about the ee-vil Walmart. And the press will say, “DERP!” and merrily go along with the smears.

    Democrats wanted. Easy “work.” No thinking required.

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  12. FreedomCat

    December 3rd, 2012

    And to think Walmart donated to Obama. Still can’t figure that one out. Are they going to get waivers?

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