Comments on: Unions oppose Baucus healthcare bill http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/14/unions-oppose-baucus-healthcare-bill/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: maguire http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/14/unions-oppose-baucus-healthcare-bill/comment-page-1/#comment-405479 Sat, 12 Dec 2009 20:20:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=21203#comment-405479 The Unions aren’t dropping their support for reform, but they are right in not supporting a bill that won’t produce what the citizens of this country really need, a public option.
There are 45+million Americans, most of which are the youth of this country fresh out of college, who are uninsured. A public option is for the people who cannot and could never afford most “Cadillac” plans that the House representatives and Senators, fashioning the future of Provider Care reform, can already afford 3 or 4 times over.
Maya Rockeymoore frames the point well by stating, “It is not true that a public plan will kill private industry. A public plan provides Americans with more options for affordable, efficient health care. Medicare is a public/private partnership and the industry remains alive, well and very much a part of the system. Also, the Federal Employees Health Benefit program, which is maintained by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, is in partnership with private insurers. Similarly, the Department of Defense’s TRICARE plan for military personnel and families and the Department of Veterans Affairs CHAMPVA for veterans both enjoy a relationship with private insurers. In each of these cases, private insurers participate in a plan sponsored by the federal government. These partnerships allow beneficiaries to access high quality, affordable care.” http://www.ourblook.com/component/option  ,com_sectionex/Itemid,200076/id,8/view, category/#catid107
The entire industry is bloated with cost. I wish that the primary focus of reform actually had significant regard for the medical industry in policy as opposed to the emphasis we currently have on provider care reform. However, I do also hope that the changes being made will target and impact practice.

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By: Heather http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/14/unions-oppose-baucus-healthcare-bill/comment-page-1/#comment-401022 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 10:16:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=21203#comment-401022 This all makes my head spin. I did find it odd that the President likes to tell us “we are all in this together”. But then when they wanted to tax these high priced insurance plans, his first comment was to exclude unions.

If we are truly all in this together, then why would union workers get a free pass on this tax on high priced health plans?

It seems everyone is in this together, except people Obama owes for their votes!

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By: Kurt B http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/14/unions-oppose-baucus-healthcare-bill/comment-page-1/#comment-400971 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 16:19:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=21203#comment-400971 The announcement of labor associations to oppose an insurance industry written piece of legislation is understandable. Insurance, the other head of the monstrous financial services industry that owns our congress in a bipartisan fashion with banking, should be opposed by all those who draw a paycheck from a job. The investment class couldn’t care less that workers go without access to health care!
For-Profit health insurance corporations are the REAL DEATH PANELS!

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By: Art Hamjbach http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/14/unions-oppose-baucus-healthcare-bill/comment-page-1/#comment-400968 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 15:52:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=21203#comment-400968 Lately, I’ve been thinking that if we’re going to accomplish anything, healthcare reform for instance, we have to learn to get along. To this end let people on the left, like me, offer people on the right our strong support of tort reform if they accept public option. I wonder what would happen

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/14/unions-oppose-baucus-healthcare-bill/comment-page-1/#comment-400962 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 14:38:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=21203#comment-400962 Two biggest supports of the democratic party ,trade unions and litigation attorneys,it does not make any difference what the rest of us say, these two groups will be catered for,you can bet your boots on that!Their interests will shape any bill that is finally approved by the democrats.

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By: John G. http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/14/unions-oppose-baucus-healthcare-bill/comment-page-1/#comment-400958 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 13:30:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=21203#comment-400958 The unions don’t like the bill? Ha!

It’s obvious who wears the pants in the Democratic party. The final bill WILL have a public option. The unions pull the strings at DNC headquarters, make no mistake.

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By: Dexter Greer http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/10/14/unions-oppose-baucus-healthcare-bill/comment-page-1/#comment-400956 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 12:22:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=21203#comment-400956 How could she ignore 57 % of her constituency ???

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