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#978278 Sep 8, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Wrong.
Medicare is not free, requiring an income-related monthly premium for each person, a premium that increases every year.
Supplementals are not complete coverage, with deductibles and copays required.
The average cost of medical insurance for a couple on Medicare is $500-600 per month.
Lastly, IBM can drop their payment whenever they desire.
I, obviously, know more than you since I am on Medicare. The medicare premium for the majority of retirees over 65 (those with adjustable income under $170,000) is $104.90 a month which is deducted from their social security check. If someone has an adjustable income above $170,000 up to $214,000, they pay $146.90 etc. Not exactly outrageous. Someone with an adjustable rate of income above $214,000 would not be considered "average". IBM has agreed to provide funds to those retirees so they can purchase supplemental insurance which will provide them with 100% coverage. Your crystal ball attempt to see into the future is pure nonsense.

For the record, here is what IBM is actually doing:

https://www.extendhealth.com/documents/ibm%20...

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#978279 Sep 8, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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As much as you people like to blame everything on "Obamacare", it's not true.
Full time jobs, being replaced with part time jobs started before long before Obama was even elected. It has nothing to do with the Affordable Care Act.
The following are excerpts from a July, 2008 article written as unemployment was on the rise:(Reminder: Bush was President)
"The number of Americans who have seen their full-time jobs chopped to part time because of weak business has swelled to more than 3.7 million — the largest figure since the government began tracking such data more than half a century ago.
The loss of pay has become a primary source of pain for millions of American families, reinforcing the downturn gripping the economy. Paychecks are shrinking just as home prices plunge and gas prices soar, furthering the austerity across the nation...."
"All told, people the government classifies as working part time involuntarily — predominantly those who have lost hours or cannot find full-time work — swelled to 5.3 million last month, a jump of greater than 1 million over the last year.
"Many experts see the swift cutback in hours as a precursor of a more painful chapter to come: broader layoffs. Some struggling companies are holding on to workers and cutting shifts while hoping to ride out hard times. If business does not improve, more extreme measures could follow."
"In decades past, when business soured, companies tended to resort to mass layoffs, hiring people back when better times returned. But as high technology came to permeate American business, companies have grown reluctant to shed workers. Even the lowest-wage positions in retail, fast food, banking or manufacturing require computer skills and a grasp of a company’s systems. Several months of training may be needed to get a new employee up to speed.
“Companies today would rather not go through the process of dumping someone and hiring them back,” said Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington.“Firms are going to short shifts rather than just laying people off.”
"More part-time and fewer full-time workers also allows companies to save on health care costs. Only 16 percent of retail workers receive health insurance through their employer, while more than half of full-time workers are covered, according to an analysis by Ms. Lambert, the University of Chicago employment expert."
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/31/business/ec...
FACT: Obama has turned the tide of the layoffs that were a consequence of the Bush administration's failed policies. Wake up and smell the coffee.
All in preparation for the Obama victory and the Democrats controlling the government. Remember the Democrats won both houses of Congress in 2006. As I've stated before I lot of people were gutting the deadwood for was about to come. We still have at least three more years of this misery before it will start getting better.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#978280 Sep 8, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Take a deep breath followed by a nap. Relax. You are losing it.
Yeah, tell us again how between Medicare and supplement insurance everything is paid for.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#978281 Sep 8, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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I, obviously, know more than you since I am on Medicare. The medicare premium for the majority of retirees over 65 (those with adjustable income under $170,000) is $104.90 a month which is deducted from their social security check. If someone has an adjustable income above $170,000 up to $214,000, they pay $146.90 etc. Not exactly outrageous. Someone with an adjustable rate of income above $214,000 would not be considered "average". IBM has agreed to provide funds to those retirees so they can purchase supplemental insurance which will provide them with 100% coverage. Your crystal ball attempt to see into the future is pure nonsense.
For the record, here is what IBM is actually doing:
https://www.extendhealth.com/documents/ibm%20...
Apparently not, supplement insurance is NOT deducted from your Social Security check but is a separate payment to the provider.

What you are talking about is the Medicare tax that all Americans who work pay.

But keep bluffing.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#978282 Sep 8, 2013
AFP is reporting that the US intends to strike over 50 targets inside Syria over a 72 hr period using cruise missiles launched from the Mediterranean and Red Seas perhaps followed by limited bomber strikes.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#978283 Sep 8, 2013
Realtime wrote:
AFP is reporting that the US intends to strike over 50 targets inside Syria over a 72 hr period using cruise missiles launched from the Mediterranean and Red Seas perhaps followed by limited bomber strikes.
Why didn't he provide the time and the targets while they were at it?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#978284 Sep 8, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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I, obviously, know more than you since I am on Medicare.
Says the person who thought supplement insurance covered all expenses.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#978285 Sep 8, 2013
SHE WALKED UP AND TIED HER OLD MULE TO THE HITCH RAIL.

AS SHE STOOD THERE, BRUSHING SOME OF THE DUST FROM HER FACE AND CLOTHES, A YOUNG GUNSLINGER STEPPED OUT OF THE SALOON WITH A GUN IN ONE HAND AND A BOTTLE OF WHISKEY IN THE OTHER.

The young gunslinger looked at the old woman and laughed saying, "Hey Old WOMAN, have you ever danced?"

THE OLD WOMAN LOOKED UP AT THE GUNSLINGER AND SAID, "NO, I NEVER DID DANCE... NEVER REALLY WANTED TO."

A CROWD HAD GATHERED AS THE GUNSLINGER GRINNED AND SAID, "WELL, YOU OLD WOMAN, YOU'RE GONNA DANCE NOW," AND STARTED SHOOTING AT THE OLD WOMAN'S FEET.

THE OLD WOMAN PROSPECTOR - NOT WANTING TO GET HER TOE BLOWN OFF - STARTED HOPPING AROUND. EVERYBODY WAS LAUGHING.

WHEN HIS LAST BULLET HAD BEEN FIRED, THE YOUNG GUNSLINGER, STILL LAUGHING, HOLSTERED HIS GUN AND TURNED AROUND TO GO BACK INTO THE SALOON.

THE OLD WOMAN TURNED TO HER PACK MULE, PULLED OUT A DOUBLE-BARRELED SHOTGUN, AND COCKED BOTH HAMMERS.

THE LOUD CLICKS CARRIED CLEARLY THROUGH THE DESERT AIR. THE CROWD STOPPED LAUGHING IMMEDIATELY.

THE YOUNG GUNSLINGER HEARD THE SOUNDS, TOO, AND HE TURNED AROUND VERY SLOWLY. THE SILENCE WAS ALMOST DEAFENING.

THE CROWD WATCHED AS THE YOUNG GUNMAN STARED AT THE OLD WOMAN AND THE LARGE GAPING HOLES OF THOSE TWIN BARRELS.

THE BARRELS OF THE SHOTGUN NEVER WAVERED IN THE OLD WOMAN'S HANDS, AS SHE QUIETLY SAID, "SON, HAVE YOU EVER KISSED A MULE'S ASS"

THE GUNSLINGER SWALLOWED HARD AND SAID, "NO MAM... BUT... I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO."

THERE ARE A FEW LESSONS FOR US ALL HERE:

1 - NEVER BE ARROGANT.
2 - Don't waste ammunition.
3 - Whiskey makes you think you're smarter than you are.
4 - Always, always make sure you know who has the power.
5 - Don't mess with old women; they didn't get old by being stupid.

I JUST LOVE A STORY WITH A HAPPY ENDING, DON'T YOU?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#978286 Sep 8, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Why didn't he provide the time and the targets while they were at it?
For those who failed to catch it, this is sarcasm. What fool tells their military plan prior to attack?
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#978287 Sep 8, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Says the person who thought supplement insurance covered all expenses.
Oh shut up and go away
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#978288 Sep 8, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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I, obviously, know more than you since I am on Medicare. The medicare premium for the majority of retirees over 65 (those with adjustable income under $170,000) is $104.90 a month which is deducted from their social security check. If someone has an adjustable income above $170,000 up to $214,000, they pay $146.90 etc. Not exactly outrageous. Someone with an adjustable rate of income above $214,000 would not be considered "average". IBM has agreed to provide funds to those retirees so they can purchase supplemental insurance which will provide them with 100% coverage. Your crystal ball attempt to see into the future is pure nonsense.
For the record, here is what IBM is actually doing:
https://www.extendhealth.com/documents/ibm%20...
Medicare premiums are as high as $335.70/month, per person.

Part D premiums are additional.

All costs quoted are per person.

Even at the base rate off $104.90 per person per month, a married couple will pay over $500 including supplemental coverage for a decent plan (not a crummy HMO Advantage plan).

Sorry you are a loser in the game of life.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#978289 Sep 8, 2013
Russia sends more naval ships to Syrian coast - Yahoo! News

http://news.yahoo.com/russia-sends-more-naval...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#978290 Sep 8, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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I, obviously, know more than you since I am on Medicare. The medicare premium for the majority of retirees over 65 (those with adjustable income under $170,000) is $104.90 a month which is deducted from their social security check. If someone has an adjustable income above $170,000 up to $214,000, they pay $146.90 etc. Not exactly outrageous. Someone with an adjustable rate of income above $214,000 would not be considered "average". IBM has agreed to provide funds to those retirees so they can purchase supplemental insurance which will provide them with 100% coverage. Your crystal ball attempt to see into the future is pure nonsense.
For the record, here is what IBM is actually doing:
https://www.extendhealth.com/documents/ibm%20...
What makes you think that you know more about Medicare just because you are an old fart soaking up taxpayer-funded medical care?

Anybody can read or knows older folks facing these issues.
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#978291 Sep 8, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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DAMN...someone tell all the old people...STILL paying co-pays and decutables for every service and product they receive.
You really are a clueless, delusional idiot.
Ignorant beyond belief.
Ignorance like what your propagandizing, OUGHT to be punishable-locked behind bars, for crimes of immorality and stupidity.
Fkn delusional nutcase.
Take another huff Flo. The topic is IBM retires you stupid meathead
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#978292 Sep 8, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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For those who failed to catch it, this is sarcasm. What fool tells their military plan prior to attack?
Obama?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#978293 Sep 8, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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For those who failed to catch it, this is sarcasm. What fool tells their military plan prior to attack?
What kind of fool announces their decision to attack before they are ready to attack?

Most Presidents would make that announcement after the first attack.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#978294 Sep 8, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Oh shut up and go away
Pro tip: In a fact base debate using self authority=mocking.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#978295 Sep 8, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Oh shut up and go away
Hi Airhead. How is your "brilliant" Obama chess move werkin' out fer ya trailer lady?

Baawwaaahhhh!!!!!!

"Poll: Support for Syria strike lower than for any action in 20 years"

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/n...
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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#978296 Sep 8, 2013
Meltdown in progress:
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Take another huff Flo. The topic is IBM retires you stupid meathead
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#978297 Sep 8, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Why didn't he provide the time and the targets while they were at it?
AFP is a French news agency nimrod__the full story is at latimes and elsewhere.

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