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    I was talking to a friend about Health insurance and he was startin' in on this we don't need universal coverage "ver-batum from Rush L. 101". I asked him why a politician who has the best coverage money can buy (ours) is so intent on the rest of us paying for or going without, and what gives them the right to deny me when they are riding "the gravy train of health insurance"? The response I got tickled me because he had no answer and told me it is ironic that those with the best coverage don't want us to recieve the worst without paying for it. Universal coverage may not be the answer but I sure as he!! don't want some D.C. right-wing smoozer teling me about how I have to get my own when they are recieving thiers free thru the TaxPayer, when they start paying for thiers then they can preach to me about mine until then if your gonna be a hypocrit just keep your flap shut and find a real solution. Man I love being able to vent. Thanks Teamstersonline..

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    I don't have as much to say as you, but health care in the Country has got to be fixed. And the energy problem is getting as bad as the health care problem.

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    You're right, T...if we don't get a handle on BOTH these problems, things are going to get a lot worse really fast. My health insurance is costing me over $90.00 per week, before all the co-pays start kicking in. With the issues my wife and I have, this is representing a big chunk of our income. Of course, it falls just short each year of what it needs to be to be a deductible expense. Fuel costs this year is going to rival the medical costs. Sure wish I had the perks these overpaid politicians have. They work for us, and we're the ones getting shortchanged!

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    $7,464.00 a year for my insurance. That's $143.54 a week. And then Central States wants to tell me what I can do and can't. Yeah I could use some of the "Golden Parachutists" help with several items!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teamster View Post
    I don't have as much to say as you, but health care in the Country has got to be fixed. And the energy problem is getting as bad as the health care problem.
    Yes I am long winded aren't I ..... T I know you lean more right than I but I think some things like oil and healthcare are some things that may require some intervention. I know there is a fine line but it needs to be found because both are going to break this country eventualy.I don't want cradle to grave hand-holding but I think some kinda price control or regulation on these two issues is needed.
    Quote Originally Posted by egambino View Post
    You're right, T...if we don't get a handle on BOTH these problems, things are going to get a lot worse really fast. My health insurance is costing me over $90.00 per week, before all the co-pays start kicking in. With the issues my wife and I have, this is representing a big chunk of our income. Of course, it falls just short each year of what it needs to be to be a deductible expense. Fuel costs this year is going to rival the medical costs. Sure wish I had the perks these overpaid politicians have. They work for us, and we're the ones getting shortchanged!
    Right Now E. you are making me feel blessed with this job I took the wife & I pay $22.50 a week for health,dental & vision, and then I have supplemental life and short term that runs about $10.00 a week..


    Quote Originally Posted by HBF View Post
    $7,464.00 a year for my insurance. That's $143.54 a week. And then Central States wants to tell me what I can do and can't. Yeah I could use some of the "Golden Parachutists" help with several items!
    Lordy no wonder you guys don't ever retire I thought you got a much better deal than that HBF. Thanks for opening my eyes on this..

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    health insur from the Gov will never work
    It does not work any where else it is tries so why would it work here
    it is estimated the Hillary care would cost each family 10,800
    Most of us teamsters are having it paid by the company so why tax me for everyone elses (not really it is our money)
    Sorry I don't want to pay for your insur either
    and lets not forget the 25 million mex they want to be citizens
    you'll pay for that too

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    Quote Originally Posted by chainsdraging View Post
    health insur from the Gov will never work
    It does not work any where else it is tries so why would it work here
    it is estimated the Hillary care would cost each family 10,800
    Most of us teamsters are having it paid by the company so why tax me for everyone elses (not really it is our money)
    Sorry I don't want to pay for your insur either
    and lets not forget the 25 million mex they want to be citizens
    you'll pay for that too
    you are completely wrong about this one. national health insurance works everywhere it has been implemented, with few exceptions.

    an employer based system does not work... look at how they are chipping away at our coverage in negotiations across industries and unions. it is also a reason why companies have to relocate, to avoid paying for high insurance rates for american employees. we messed up by not having one put in place in the late 1940's as the UAW and Walther Reuther were trying to do.

    "hillary care" will not cost that much, there is no way that those figures are true.

    you already pay for others insurance because of medicare and medicaid.

    and you dont need to draw the xenophobic and borderline racist card there at the end. we all came form somewhere, immigration is a fact of life in america, these are just the new immigrants today...

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    Quote Originally Posted by snortin nortin View Post
    Yes I am long winded aren't I ..... T I know you lean more right than I but I think some things like oil and healthcare are some things that may require some intervention. I know there is a fine line but it needs to be found because both are going to break this country eventualy.I don't want cradle to grave hand-holding but I think some kinda price control or regulation on these two issues is needed.
    I am a righteeeee.... I think Government is to big to solve these two problems now. So we better look out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chainsdraging View Post
    health insur from the Gov will never work
    It does not work any where else it is tries so why would it work here
    it is estimated the Hillary care would cost each family 10,800
    Most of us teamsters are having it paid by the company so why tax me for everyone elses (not really it is our money)
    Sorry I don't want to pay for your insur either
    and lets not forget the 25 million mex they want to be citizens
    you'll pay for that too
    I have not done any research on GOV run health care, but all I have read and heard is it is a disaster.

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    Show me where it says everybody is entitled to health care. Giving some thing for nothing never works. When your young and getting married and having kids it gives you incentives to go out and better yourself in your job and benefits. The govt is not the answer to anything.

 

 
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