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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    I don't think unions should do it either.

    I think your dh's insurance company is not telling the complete truth.
    You dont believe that Obamacare has had an effect on health insurance cost?
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    I think it might be good for employers to let employees know the negatives that may happen if some policies get into place and which candidate is supporting them.. IE mentioning that Universal Health care might bankrupt a small S Corp or that they would need everyone to go part time instead is a forwarning, and isn't nearly the extent of what Unions do. I do think it is wrong for Unions to force Union dues, and then pay to support a candidate or measure. And then be able to see who votes "correctly" or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post

    I think your dh's insurance company is not telling the complete truth.
    This might be true. I don't know how to find out if it is or not. However, in the month before the election thousands of people were told their health insurance was going to go up $100 a month and that Obamacare was the reason. It does stand to reason though if the insurance company has to put everyone 26 and under on their parents insurance, provide BC to everyone for free, and other situations like that, that they will not just absorb those costs but pass them onto their members. Our insurance premiums have gone from roughly $200/month to roughly $400/month in the time since Obamacare passed.

    Regardless of what you think of either candidate it is an indisputable fact that the cost of insurance has gone up drastically and wages have gone down. I do not think it is unreasonable for a company to tell its employees why they think this has happened.

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    I think people in positions of power over us should hold their opinions. Should it be illegal? I think it is walking a fine line anid people should be careful. We should not have to tell who we voted for though, and we should be protected from being fired from things like this.
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    It is an interesting thought.. however what if they never said anything.. and then had to layoff a bunch of people due to a policy passing, or a cut etc... you don't think the workers would have liked to know in advance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by myyams View Post
    I think people in positions of power over us should hold their opinions. Should it be illegal? I think it is walking a fine line anid people should be careful. We should not have to tell who we voted for though, and we should be protected from being fired from things like this.
    No one said anything about having to tell who you voted for. No one knows who you voted for except you and God. Even if you did tell how would anyone know if that is actually how you did vote?
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    Quote Originally Posted by myyams View Post
    I think people in positions of power over us should hold their opinions. Should it be illegal? I think it is walking a fine line anid people should be careful. We should not have to tell who we voted for though, and we should be protected from being fired from things like this.
    I do not understand this position. If an administration's policies are going to cause a business to go under (And lets be honest, Obama is hostile to small business and Romney has said he is not in support of big business bailouts), that the business should have to hide that from its employees? The business should be able to state who is going to best represent them. (Same as a Pastor)

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    I say I think they aren't completely telling the truth (not saying allowing for add'l coverages doesn't change premiums) by blaming everything on NHCR. I think it's an easy way out to explain their own increases as well.

    Another target of NHCR is to help lower health care costs through a variety of channels so over time you will see first a lesser increase in forthcoming years and then a decrease. Without this modification your insurance premiums would continue to skyrocket without the added benefits of NHCR like coverage for your children until age 26 or not being able to have ANY insurance because you were determined by your private insurer to have a pre-existing condition. I think it's a fair trade.

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    I also say hogwash to those that all of sudden cannot get health insurance for their employees so they are forced to go to part timers. 5 years after our Mass. HCR I don't see a lot of part timers. I have full time work and everyone else I know does well (and I got my job in 2009!) It's a scare tactic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    I do not understand this position. If an administration's policies are going to cause a business to go under (And lets be honest, Obama is hostile to small business and Romney has said he is not in support of big business bailouts), that the business should have to hide that from its employees? The business should be able to state who is going to best represent them. (Same as a Pastor)
    Gloria and Alyssa. I think the reason is because politics gets people riled up and I would not want to create a hostile work environment, esp because a lot of places can hire and fire at their pleasure. Voters should do their own leg work and sort out truth from fiction.
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