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    That's fine. I expect a news article to actually call it by what it is and not a nickname though.
    Mom to Elizabeth (6) and Corinne (4)

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    U.P.S. to End Health Benefits for Spouses of Some Workers

    Obamacare penalty: Your family could pay more for insurance

    A few articles on the subject.

    Everyone that I know personally and have talked to about believes that they are worse off in the health insurance department than before Obamacare. Our insurance premiums have DOUBLED in the last few years since Obamacare first passed and that same trend has been the same with many people I have talked to. It might have been a nice idea in theory, and it might get better when the kinks are all worked out, but right now I believe it is doing a lot more harm than good.

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    The thing is, most of NHCR's mandates weren't even in place for the past few years so the premium doubling is more than likely to do with things outside of it. Insurance companies costs, costs of medical technology, providers wanting pay increases and so forth.

    Prescription drug costs alone are causing HUGE increases. We are a pill happy society and it comes at a big cost. I forget the exact number but if we were to take prescription drug coverage off the table of medical plans, a family of 4 would pay about 70.00 a month or something insanely low like that.
    Spacers and blather like this.
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    When I compare paychecks from my first year with my current year, cost of benefits have consistently increased to the point where they are 3 times what they were 13 years ago. It has been an on-going source of contention at work since at least 2005.

    Having employers offer health benefits for employees only isn't new either. IIRC, when I got married in 2002, XDH couldn't have me added to his insurance because I was already covered through my employer.

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