VA Struggles with Health Insurance Re...

VA Struggles with Health Insurance Requirement

There are 22 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Feb 8, 2013, titled VA Struggles with Health Insurance Requirement. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The health care reform law requires providing health insurance coverage to employees who work at least 30 hours a week or more on average.

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Ice Dogg

Cumming, GA

#1 Feb 11, 2013
If we just had single payer then employers would not have to worry about insurance and do what they do best. Create jobs!
concerned

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Feb 11, 2013
obama care at work
ActionJackson

South Boston, VA

#3 Feb 11, 2013
About the only good thing about obummercare is that you will know who is screwing you over...the government! It will not work!
WaHoo

United States

#4 Feb 11, 2013
concerned wrote:
obama care at work
Obama doesn't care about anything but his own agenda. I understand his goal and in time we could obtain it. But now, all we have is a President who keeps shoving things down the our throats and continues to support those who doesn't want to support themselves.
dude

Bassett, VA

#5 Feb 11, 2013
President Osama will make it all better!
cva

Richmond, VA

#6 Feb 11, 2013
Now I no why the lady a the liquor store was able to get off early.
Jack Bauer

Crozier, VA

#7 Feb 11, 2013
concerned wrote:
obama care at work
Watch job numbers that come out next quarter. They will plummet as well as our economy. 29.99 hours will be the new 40 hour work week ! Less taxes payed & more on Obama Bucks lay up Plan!
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Feb 11, 2013
"To avoid triggering the requirement, state agencies have been ordered to reduce part-time employee hours to no more than 29 a week."

Thanks for the foresight GOP, we'll just pay for their emergency room care instead.
cvillerealist

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Feb 11, 2013
We can argue all day about the value of extending coverage to those without insurance but the underlying problem is not access, it's cost. Many of those that supported Obamacare either didn't know (or choose to ignore) the fact that health care is not free- in the end someone has to pay for it. Obamacare would have been much more successful if it addressed cost containment. It's the high cost of healthcare that leads to millions of uninsured. Simply, waving a magic wand and passing laws that say uninsured employees must be covered will only lead to organizations figuring out ways to get around the requirement because they can't afford to pay the premiums required to extend coverage to the uninsured.
dude

Bassett, VA

#10 Feb 11, 2013
President Osama will make it all better! You know it's true!
shaking

Snover, MI

#11 Feb 11, 2013
Agreed health care costs are high. Insurance is not medical care, but is a way to provide potential access to care. Paying the insurance premium for access to routine health care is less expensive for everyone than no access to a primary care physician and the use of ERs for routine care. That practice raises the cost of health care for all. Under ACA, if people have some access, the cost is spread, the overall health care improves.
I agree with IceDogg-a single payer plan would solve a lot of problems.
Poker But

Chesapeake, OH

#12 Feb 11, 2013
Too bad so sad. What a bunch of whiners!
Grammar counts

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Feb 11, 2013
cva wrote:
Now I no why the lady a the liquor store was able to get off early.
Now I *know* why the lady *at* the liquor store was able to get off early.
kidrocky

Winchester, VA

#14 Feb 11, 2013
Poker But wrote:
Too bad so sad. What a bunch of whiners!
We will see who is whining when 2014 comes around. It will not be the rich and it will not be the corporations.

I am looking forward to the whinefest and backlash elections to follow.
GOOZE

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Feb 11, 2013
Hooray for free healthcare! Only the far-left has the ability to quadruple the price of something while claiming it is now affordable.
Ice Dogg

Cumming, GA

#16 Feb 11, 2013
The rest of the industrialized world has single payer health insurance and NONE of them are taking to the streets protesting for American style healthcare.
DID YOU HEAR THAT

East Lansing, MI

#17 Feb 11, 2013
Watch what you wish for
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#18 Feb 11, 2013
GOOZE wrote:
Hooray for free healthcare! Only the far-left has the ability to quadruple the price of something while claiming it is now affordable.
You're not familiar with EMTALA, are you? It's the act that Reagan signed into law that states that NOBODY CAN BE REFUSED FOR MEDICAL CARE. That means people who can afford to purchase insurace but choose not to, can go to an emergency room for asprin; effectively making the responsible people that purchase insurance liable for that cost (raising the cost of insurace on those people). Healthcare is also the #1 cause of bankruptcy, increasing the tax payer burden.
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My opinion is, let them die. If They're too stupid to purchase insurance, it's their way of saying, "Come at me Darwin."
head hung down

Newaygo, MI

#19 Feb 12, 2013
The Gov. should be ashamed. Limiting the hours of state employees for the sole purpose of depriving them of access to health insurance. Typical GOP approach to employees, ala Pappa Johns.
Charlottesville Voter

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Feb 12, 2013
Ice Dogg wrote:
The rest of the industrialized world has single payer health insurance and NONE of them are taking to the streets protesting for American style healthcare.
If their health care models were sustainable you'd have a strong point.

Alas, the reality is that the huge sums we spend on biomedical innovation allow other wealthy nations to enjoy much better medicine than they would otherwise, and to pay less than we do.

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