Teachers seek change in insurance clause

Teachers seek change in insurance clause

There are 8 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Nov 19, 2010, titled Teachers seek change in insurance clause. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

Teachers union leaders around the county are requesting that Berkshire Health Group close a gap in health benefits for the young adult children who aged out of their parents' plan in advance of a new law that will eventually mandate their coverage.

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Adams, MA

#1 Nov 19, 2010
true, true. I have a feeling come January, it will be a moot point. It's the leftists against the liberals. Who will win? Well, I think...that..the leftists will hold the "insurable" over the liberals heads..vs..the lifetime cap clause. leftists are smart enough to know that they wont walk away from the table without something worth crowing about. So, even if it does happen that way, its still a win-win,For those that do have coverage though.
Young Lee

Dracut, MA

#3 Nov 19, 2010
we need to tell our city/state/federal goverment to
stop fareign aid and use that money here in america
Greedy unions in hard economical times,think of us poor tax payers,that are being taxed out of our homes and businesses and eating can foods! We need paycuts and lucretive benefits cuts to unions in federal,state and city greedy workers,put them in the cola system and socialsecurity and 401k.this will replace the greedy pensions. Privatize most of schools/police/fire/prisons/ja ils/court security/university polic eand security/
dispatchers/irs/and others dept need privatization.
this will save tax payers billions of billions of dollars and lower our taxes! grassfire.com
contact your city council and governor and senator office today and demand changes!

Tyngsboro, MA

#4 Nov 19, 2010
The worst part of the plan is allowing people as old as 26 to stay on the family plan. Just because these young people live at home until they're 30 doesn't mean that can't get off their butts and get a job with coverage.

As for covering the young children, let them buy insurance for their kids until they are covered.

This country is getting more and more screwed up everyday. Even GE wants $25 million in tax credits to not lay off people at the Lynn plant. In other words, they want the state to pay their salaries! It's nuts.
Big damn babies

Troy, NY

#5 Nov 19, 2010
if they get what they want can they agree to help unload the dead weight teachers that can't or won't teach but want to suck down an easy paycheck?
hard dude

Easthampton, MA

#6 Nov 19, 2010
oh yeah, all you Workers STAND UP!! Don't let these pesky people ruin the country. Get out there and protest... make sure no, low-life worker asks for any more than they deserve....

After all, the employers will always see fit to provide for those low wage, complaining workers.

And that Union stuff --- don't it smack of socialism.
George Jarvis

Adams, MA

#9 Dec 30, 2010
show me the books wrote:
<quoted text>
One big reason the property tax base is dwindling is because the mayor keeps giving tax breaks to special interests. I guarantee you no one would be allowed to tally up how much this amounts to but boy would that not be an interesting venture. Do it and print it for all the public to see. No...not if Jimmy can help it. He says it is necessary to boost business but he don't want nobody looking at the figures.
How many store-fronts that bought into the artsy-fartsy crap that Pittsfield City Hall pushed last year have closed? Take a walk down North St. today then answer.

And more everyday..... Pittsfield taxpayers should be grateful for tourists or try to sell and then flee.
Yo Ng Lee

Adams, MA

#10 Dec 31, 2010
Lazy government-coddle union-subsidized twaddle-butt bimbo-brained bozo-nozed ignorant. That is what I believe the TEA, NEA, and the Pittsfield Untited Teachers Together are PUTTs. Don;'t like your job? Quit. Do Something else to earn a living. Go on welfare like most of your student's Mommys. Babysitters are cheaper than you all.
hard dude

Easthampton, MA

#11 Dec 31, 2010
' Put the responsibility back onto the parents and releive the teachers.' >>>......

that's almost un-american in this day and age.

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