Now there's a news flash. What are you, like 15?
Do what most companies do when their costs increase - either suck it up and look for ways to be more efficient, or pass it on to the consumer. This is a longtime tradition of companies.
That said, the same type of crap (arguments) were used when companies fought against clean water and clean air, ie, "our costs will go up and we will have to cut jobs or go over seas".
OK, then, bye.
Those who opposed clean air and water, because they would increase operating expenses, would have had our air and water looking like what's found in the industrial centers of China. Air so thick and pungent you can spoon it.
Many of those companies are the biggest welfare recipients anyway and they definitely aren't too big to fail; and when they do, there will be other companies happy to take their places. It is rather funny hearing all the excuses they are making. I don't think it is funny that they are taking it out on their workers though.
Didn't everyone know Obamacare was a poorly thought-out program from the get-go? You'd have to be blindly partisan to miss it. Ordinarily I'm not an "I-Told-You-So" type of guy, but damn, it's going to be tough over the next four years not to repeatedly cry, "I told you so!"
Well, the non-whites and the clueless libs had to have him (Obama) and now we're stuck with him. Damn!
Maybe we should keep a running tally of ACTUAL cuts, and/ or the number of companies that move abroad due to Obama care, and those that did the same thing prior to Obama Care? Maybe during the Bush administration?
Do you really believe the numbers will be significantly diffferent? I don't.
Excluding the Libbie fringe kookeria about dreuglation, the following article makes some salient points:
Now, even the fringe kook Libbie looters know.he Tea-Party Conservative types get it embarrassingly wrong when they call it a “government takeover of health care.” Likewise, Progressive Obama-supporters are deluded in accepting it as the most sweeping healthcare reform since Medicare. (Side note: I wish the word ‘sweeping’ could be retired from politics until it actually means -sweeping.) Here’s why. The PPACA does nothing to restructure the health insurance industry, anymore than the Dodd-Frank Act restructures the banking industry. This means everything else it attempts to do, positive or negative, will be vastly overshadowed by an industry accelerating to morph itself into a acquisition machine in order to circumvent anything that even smells like a restriction, including laws that exist and ones to come...
The medical cost ratio limitation the PPACA instills; that 80% of premiums must be used for medical care in the case of individuals and small groups, and 85% in the case of large groups) to supposedly ensure companies operate on a more efficient premium in vs. premium out basis, is a joke. Its punch line is accounting manipulation. Call everything a medical cost; even buying another company, and the ratio is meaningless. WellPoint got that joke immediately. The largest for-profit “managed health care” company in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, it began trading publicly on December 1, 2004. Depending on the state, it operates under Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross or Anthem... After the Supreme Court upheld the PPACA, a spate of mergers rippled through the managed health care realm, to ostensibly cope with smaller profit margins and ‘compliance costs.’ But really, it’s because each firm wants to corner as much as possible of the market, in as many states as it can, to garner more premiums and control more disbursements and prices at the upcoming insurance ‘exchanges.’
|Terms of Service | Search/Archive | Feedback | Contact Information | DC50tv |
Baltimore Sun | Chicago Tribune | Daily Press | Hartford Courant | LA Times | Orlando Sentinel | Sun Sentinel
The Morning Call | The Virginia Gazette
Baltimore Sun, 501 N. Calvert Street, P.O. Box 1377, Baltimore, MD 21278