Thousands at work in Ohio, many for big companies, must use Med...

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Instead, they rely on Medicaid - a program funded with state and federal tax dollars - to pay for their medical care.
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r m kraus

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There are many ways to skin a cat, and some of these big companies know them all. But no matter how they look at the situation, these low wage employees are having a tough time, and somebody (the government) has to take care of them

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more corporate welfare. economic democracy NOW!

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walmart infamously only schedules people for 32 hours...thereby not qualifying them for full-time...

infocision has enough money for a stadium and not enough for health coverage for employees?

corporate welfare indeed!
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The answer is Universal Healthcare which Obama will bring to the WH when he gets elected. We already spend $60-$70 billion a year covering the uninsured so why not spend it on UHC?
Get real

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Try It Again wrote:
The answer is Universal Healthcare which Obama will bring to the WH when he gets elected. We already spend $60-$70 billion a year covering the uninsured so why not spend it on UHC?
No the answer is if you want health insurance, go buy it.Be a man and take charge of your life and stop expecting others to provide for your needs.

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Pretty hard to buy insurance when a person makes 8-9 dollars an hour working 32 hours a week working a Wallmart. It's time for "Get Real" to get real.
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Former Warrior wrote:
Pretty hard to buy insurance when a person makes 8-9 dollars an hour working 32 hours a week working a Wallmart. It's time for "Get Real" to get real.
Alot in life is "pretty hard". You do what you have to.Why not just go door to door and beg? Because you dont have the nerve, you'll let the government do it for you and split the procedes with them. Stop playing the whinning victim role and take care of yourself!
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you can work full time at InfoCision and still qualify for Medicaid because the salary for your family still falls within 150% of the National Poverty level.

only for telemarketers? no. you could have a job in corporate and still be collecting public assistance.
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Get real wrote:
<quoted text>No the answer is if you want health insurance, go buy it.Be a man and take charge of your life and stop expecting others to provide for your needs.
you need to get real! these republican based employers such as infocision which riases money for the repubs need to be held to the fire and pay a decent wage so that employee's can buy insurance.

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If mamma is working 30 hours a week at Wal Mart, what is pappa doing?

Oh that's right, inflammatory statements must not be asked. It seems like we kicked this dead cow around weeks ago. Oh dummy me, it is Labor Day, the socialists biggest holiday outside May Day.

As I speak, er write, the Democrats are lining up in Barberton with trinkets, pamphlets and cheap candy to give kids toothaches, which Medicaid will have to pay for.

Why all the whining now. You know the problem isn't Wal-Mart, it has been the last several state administrations, including the present one, who have not offered tax incentives for new industries.

Take for instance, around 2001 Cleveland was planning the biggest technology zone in America that would rival Boston for new jobs. They cleared out blocks of homes on Euclid Avenue near the hated Cleveland Clinic. Now seven years later........(sounds of crickets chrping).

They also planned a huge shopping district near the old mill area. That got shot down by big labor. Ohio had a chance several years ago to get a new auto plant, I think it was Honda, but they went to another state.

On and on it goes. So is the argument about jobs, single parent girls or Medicaid.

Ohio will never change until people roll up their sleeves, toss out politicians who are tied to big labor and rebuild a state from the ruins of post-industrial labor. So don't yell at the only jobs that are left, instead demand your politicians give industry the help they want, to build a new Ohio.

Remember the unemployment rate in Ohio is one of the worse disasters in United States. So who is your devil, politicians or those who offer the last few jobs for the person who hasn't finished post secondary education?

Sometimes you need to turn off CNN, grab a cup of coffee and really think about the world about you.
westside johnny

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Get real wrote:
<quoted text>Alot in life is "pretty hard". You do what you have to.Why not just go door to door and beg? Because you dont have the nerve, you'll let the government do it for you and split the procedes with them. Stop playing the whinning victim role and take care of yourself!
whatever dude!
westside johnny

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InfoPrision wrote:
you can work full time at InfoCision and still qualify for Medicaid because the salary for your family still falls within 150% of the National Poverty level.
only for telemarketers? no. you could have a job in corporate and still be collecting public assistance.
i like the name infoprison. they are corporate bastards.
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whatever dude!
Boy that was thought provoking
westside johnny

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shelly the journalist wrote:
If mamma is working 30 hours a week at Wal Mart, what is pappa doing?
Oh that's right, inflammatory statements must not be asked. It seems like we kicked this dead cow around weeks ago. Oh dummy me, it is Labor Day, the socialists biggest holiday outside May Day.
As I speak, er write, the Democrats are lining up in Barberton with trinkets, pamphlets and cheap candy to give kids toothaches, which Medicaid will have to pay for.
Why all the whining now. You know the problem isn't Wal-Mart, it has been the last several state administrations, including the present one, who have not offered tax incentives for new industries.
Take for instance, around 2001 Cleveland was planning the biggest technology zone in America that would rival Boston for new jobs. They cleared out blocks of homes on Euclid Avenue near the hated Cleveland Clinic. Now seven years later........(sounds of crickets chrping).
They also planned a huge shopping district near the old mill area. That got shot down by big labor. Ohio had a chance several years ago to get a new auto plant, I think it was Honda, but they went to another state.
On and on it goes. So is the argument about jobs, single parent girls or Medicaid.
Ohio will never change until people roll up their sleeves, toss out politicians who are tied to big labor and rebuild a state from the ruins of post-industrial labor. So don't yell at the only jobs that are left, instead demand your politicians give industry the help they want, to build a new Ohio.
Remember the unemployment rate in Ohio is one of the worse disasters in United States. So who is your devil, politicians or those who offer the last few jobs for the person who hasn't finished post secondary education?
Sometimes you need to turn off CNN, grab a cup of coffee and really think about the world about you.
labor really screwed us by fighting for higher wages. i wish we could go back to the time when 6k/ yr was a good salary. although they may have gone to far at times we can thank that mentality for any chance of a rising standard of living. left to mindsets like infoprison or walmart we would all live in poverty.
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<quoted text>Alot in life is "pretty hard". You do what you have to.Why not just go door to door and beg? Because you dont have the nerve, you'll let the government do it for you and split the procedes with them. Stop playing the whinning victim role and take care of yourself!
You would make a great seagull.
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you need to get real! these republican based employers such as infocision which riases money for the repubs need to be held to the fire and pay a decent wage so that employee's can buy insurance.
If you dont like the way a company is run go somewhere else,better yet start your own company. If you dont like walmart don't shop there. The last thing these companys need are a bunch of backward dimwits telling them how they SHOULD be running their busness.
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Get real wrote:
<quoted text>If you dont like the way a company is run go somewhere else,better yet start your own company. If you dont like walmart don't shop there. The last thing these companys need are a bunch of backward dimwits telling them how they SHOULD be running their busness.
I just hate paying taxes for services that billionaires could afford for their employee's. that's all! They are Greedy Bloodsuckers
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Workers fought for Unions, which brought with it benefits.

This has all been destroyed to sell outs and Liberals, who have now compromised our nations health care system.

History must repeat itself. Fight to form a union. Force companies to have health care coverage for their workers, instead of pocketing the high profits.

FORM A UNION!!!
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Wal Mart and Infocision should not be a job to inspire to. When the high paying jobs were still smoking out Akron and causing global warming, people still worked a Kresge's and numerous other Dime Stores for low pay.

Somebody has to do it. If you are smart and have enough education then run for office and straighten this crazy state out.
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Why are 25% of Cleveland Clinic's employees not enrolled in their company's health care program?

According the the article, only 27,000 of the health system's 36,000 employees have coverage.

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