How will Obamacare effect staffing hours?

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WAGtheDOG

Livonia, MI

#1 Nov 10, 2012
For as long as I've been an employee it's always been sort of a thing for our SM and DM to push us into getting healthcare. Just curious as a whole company how will this pan out?
ThrobbingWag

Seymour, TN

#2 Nov 10, 2012
HAHAHAHA, don't you mean "How will Obamacare AFFECT staffing hours?" You must be f_ucking stupid.

Since: Jun 12

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#3 Nov 11, 2012
Since the vast majority of the employees have the insurance through the company I don't see it affecting the hours at all..............
thespaz

Kelseyville, CA

#4 Nov 11, 2012
It will increase the cost of the healthcare even more. Than it is in now. 2014 is when we will see the greatest increase in problems caused by it. In 2014 Medicare Advantage is DOA. This means that a ton of these Humana and other supplemental plans will stop existing or the premiums will go from 0 to 30 dollars to 100 to 300 dollars. Plus, there will be a increase in co-pays across the board scripts, doctor visits, DMG, and hospital stays.
thespaz

Kelseyville, CA

#6 Nov 11, 2012
In 2014 they will drain
Medicare advantage of about 720 million. Up from the original 540 million estimated. It is not scare tactics just facts. Medicare Advantage supplement is gone 2014. Plus, CBO has come out and said that the original estimates were wrong. It will end up costing trillions of more dollars instead of saving. I never trust CBO for any reason under any president.
thespaz

Kelseyville, CA

#7 Nov 11, 2012
To answer the original question. i think the impact on stores will be minor. As most people can already choose to go to most drug stores. It really mainly effects the insurance companies and dr/hospitals. Though generics may flow quicker to stores and slightly decrease revenues. If i remember right they adopted a Indiana type drug plan that pushed certain name brands and the federal government will get rebates from manufacturers. So Walgreens may even see a slight increase in sales.
El Rio

San Antonio, TX

#8 Nov 11, 2012
There will be even more of a push for part-time workers. Here's the deal. Companies with more than 50 employees will be required to either offer health insurance for their full-time employees (over 30 or so hours) or pay a fine for each employee that's not offered it (I believe $3500 per employee). It is up to that full time employee to either take the offer or they themselves being fined (via their tax filings for the year). Because of this you are now hearing various companies (Papa Johns, Darden) saying they are going to be forced into shrinking their full-time worker base. I doubt very seriously if retail is going to be an exception.
wagsuxxx

Kansas City, MO

#9 Nov 11, 2012
thespaz wrote:
In 2014 they will drain
Medicare advantage of about 720 million. Up from the original 540 million estimated. It is not scare tactics just facts. Medicare Advantage supplement is gone 2014. Plus, CBO has come out and said that the original estimates were wrong. It will end up costing trillions of more dollars instead of saving. I never trust CBO for any reason under any president.
Cause medicare advantage is a waste of money. They are taking money away and putting it back into the solvency of medicare. And all these companies that are cutting jobs cause of obamacare are just mad that taxpayers are paying for it anymore through medicaid and free er visits. I say that around 80% of Walmart workers receive food stamps. The family is worth tens to hundreds of billions of dollars. The family should have to pay for their own workers before the government.
thespaz

Kelseyville, CA

#10 Nov 11, 2012
Yes , but in doing so costing seniors millions.
wagsuxxx

Kansas City, MO

#11 Nov 11, 2012
thespaz wrote:
Yes , but in doing so costing seniors millions.
Doing what. Saving money by defunding Medicare Advantage plans and putting them back into regular Medicare. Sounds pretty good to me. Medicare is going broke. This will partially help fix that.
thespaz

United States

#12 Nov 11, 2012
Regular medicare has co pays. Only pays 80 percent like most normal insurancd. Normally all for that, but seniors were lied to.

Since: Aug 12

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#13 Nov 11, 2012
The Health Care Law & You
Fact Sheet: The Health Care Law and Medicare Advantage

http://www.aarp.org/health/health-care-reform...
chicago

Cleveland, OH

#14 Nov 12, 2012
Obamacare is a big Medicaid plan. Hes going to cause the states to increase the Medicaid program in all states. This will cause wag to get their rembursment cut every year even worse since now Medicaid will make up more of the insurance coverage. No way for wag to bargain better rates when dealing with the states. You get what they give you. That's it. Wag and all the retailers will take a big hit. The thing the states always cut when trying to balance their budget is ex remburdment rates
wagsuxxx

Kansas City, MO

#15 Nov 12, 2012
^^^ believes what fox news tells him. Its not a big medicaid plan. There are at least two good summaries of what it actually entails in this thread. Go read up on things and quit believing what talking heads tell you to believe.
Need a new job

Jamestown, TN

#16 Nov 13, 2012
wagsuxxx wrote:
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Cause medicare advantage is a waste of money. They are taking money away and putting it back into the solvency of medicare. And all these companies that are cutting jobs cause of obamacare are just mad that taxpayers are paying for it anymore through medicaid and free er visits. I say that around 80% of Walmart workers receive food stamps. The family is worth tens to hundreds of billions of dollars. The family should have to pay for their own workers before the government.
Yeah cause there is no waste in medicare just one example here. Wake up anything government does not work.

http://news.yahoo.com/authorities-charge-91-4...
wagsuxxx

Kansas City, MO

#17 Nov 13, 2012
Need a new job wrote:
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Yeah cause there is no waste in medicare just one example here. Wake up anything government does not work.
http://news.yahoo.com/authorities-charge-91-4...
Obviously when they educated you it didn't work. Bye troll

Since: Feb 12

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#18 Nov 13, 2012
El Rio wrote:
There will be even more of a push for part-time workers. Here's the deal. Companies with more than 50 employees will be required to either offer health insurance for their full-time employees (over 30 or so hours) or pay a fine for each employee that's not offered it (I believe $3500 per employee). It is up to that full time employee to either take the offer or they themselves being fined (via their tax filings for the year). Because of this you are now hearing various companies (Papa Johns, Darden) saying they are going to be forced into shrinking their full-time worker base. I doubt very seriously if retail is going to be an exception.
Seriously? Their will be massive lay-offs coming.....no one will tell these corporations what they need to do with their employees. This will increase unemployment, companies are not just going to start giving more people jobs and more hours just to satisfy healthcare requirments.....wake up!
wagsuxxx

Kansas City, MO

#19 Nov 13, 2012
joeybutterfucco wrote:
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Seriously? Their will be massive lay-offs coming.....no one will tell these corporations what they need to do with their employees. This will increase unemployment, companies are not just going to start giving more people jobs and more hours just to satisfy healthcare requirments.....wake up!
Some like me believe healthcare is a necessity. I'm sure unemployment would be zero if everyone could be paid $1/hr. If you run a business and can't provide for your employees then your business is a failure.

Since: Feb 12

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#20 Nov 13, 2012
wagsuxxx wrote:
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Some like me believe healthcare is a necessity. I'm sure unemployment would be zero if everyone could be paid $1/hr. If you run a business and can't provide for your employees then your business is a failure.
I know right? Because how did the world get this far without free healthcare right? Amazing how the world is able to still survive.
wagsuxxx

Kansas City, MO

#21 Nov 13, 2012
joeybutterfucco wrote:
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I know right? Because how did the world get this far without free healthcare right? Amazing how the world is able to still survive.
Lol I know right. You make great points. China is doing great therefore let's have child labor and pays a few dollars per day. Also america became great thru slave labor such as the Asians building the railroads and child labor and dangerous working conditions putting profit of a few of the health and wealth of the many. Go read a history book. There are reasons for osha and minimun wage. Nice unintelligent post though.

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