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  • #12
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    Healthcare should be number one as it is fabricated with life and the right to it. Without life none of the other rights mean much. Without life there is no liberty and no chance to pursue happiness. Unalienable right to life is imbued with need for universal healthcare. It has to be or else life makes no sense.
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    One could say that the RIGHT to life, extends only so far as OSHA can provide a safe environment and the right not to be indiscriminately killed just because you looked at someone the wrong way, if universal healthcare is gonna be a right, then no one gets to tell me how I should look, or what I should eat/do, and your no chance to pursue happiness could apply to the abortion debate too, but that's not the topic at hand.
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    Health care is not about life it is about a quality life. I would also ask what about 100 or so years ago when there really wasn't healthcare? Did people not live back then?

    P.S. Regardless of healthcare you are still going to die. I would also ask why, if you feel so strongly about the right to life, you feel that women should have the choice of ending a pregnancy?
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    @Yank
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    >>>Health care is not about life it is about a quality life<<<
    But life nevertheless. What you just said is, healthcare is about life. Qualifying life with "quality" does not change that.

    Woman has control of her reproductive processes, of which the fetus is part of, and there are limitations on ending a pregnancy.

    Sure people lived back then but not with the fulfillment of life more abundantly as is available today with advancements in technology. Conservatives often get stuck in the past by pointing to it as what they want today. It is that failure to grow that describes conservatives.
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    @WMCOL you do not have a right to a quality life; quality of life and life are not the same thing. Also as technology changes the fundamental rights do not.
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    Too many business will want to drop people and act like they didn't have a choice when they really were only wanting a reason to fire those employees anyway. There is only two ways the affordable care act can fail. The first being everybody crapping their pants from the propaganda against and opting out to pay the penalties. The second being more states passing laws to render it ineffective (looking at you Carolina) and effectively pulling the rug from under their feet by destroying funding for the program and draining state funds at the same time.
    When people in Texas want an explaination as to why California is hundreds of dollars cheaper in insurance, we might finally see a fire lit under congresses collective behind and see them updating and fixing the errors in the program. That would of course only be after the vote on where to have their next multi million dollar vaca... I mean conference.
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    I'm guessing they've paid someone to look into it with more expertise in the field than your or I and they came to the conclusion they did regardless of our input. Employee retention is good for business. Having a healthy workforce is good for business. Having more people with insurance coverage is good for society. Why people find a reason to whine and complain is still beyond me. You don't like the way it's set up? Fine instead of repealing it how about we expand it so we can really put it to the health care industry in this country and actually lower it to be more inline with the rest of the world.
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    @frigginhell They whine and complain because they are afraid that, after all this "whining and complaining", Obama Care will be a success.
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  • #9
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    The first couple of years will be fascinating to watch as businesses try differing tactics to accommodate the law. I would guess Cumberland has the right idea, As other companies decrease hours to save on benefits the pool of great workers seeking better job conditions will grow, and Cumberland will be in a terrific position to cherry-pick the best candidates for its really-full-time-at-40-hours-p lus-healthcare positions.
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    Did you read the source article about this costing them millions? I wonder how long that will fly.
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    So instead of hiring MORE employees, they are going to drop some and extend the hours of others. Don't blame your Republican friends when the unemployment rate climbs back to 10% in 2014, we tried to tell you the guy was an idiot.
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    @Dan_Tien

    Did you consider they can't magically make a day more than 24 hours when you decided to be a smart a$$?
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    @Lopt

    So what you're saying is you had no source or fact to backup what you said, but made it up anyways because, as you said, you feel our president is an idiot?
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    One reason the UE rate is declining now is because when people get dropped back to < 30 hrs/wk companies have to hire more workers to produce the same amount.
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    @Polusalo

    No, Einstein, what I'm saying is most convenience stores are 24 hours and it is physically impossible to give all of their employees 40 hours per week without needlessly wasting money or letting some of their part time employees go in order to make others full time.....I even did the math in a subsequent post.
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    If you aren't willing to compete for good workers, and compensate them adequately to retain them, then you will be dealing with the dregs.
  • #92
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    that is absolutely the truth. When we tried running our business with unidentified part timers, my partner and I spent our entire time trying to stop them from stealing everything not nailed down.
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    I'm glad to see one major company willing to pay the cost of health insurance while not penalizing their employees. There are many that do not agree and have cut workers to 26 hours a week, suggesting they obtain another job that gives 26 hours so they don't loose income.
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    Now THIS is the America I know and love. Only time will truly tell. But attitudes like this will help. I believe the ACA will work where people want it to.(States & businesses) Where they do not it won't FOR THEM.
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    @Libertyboy As I said time will tell. But until we have data to compare I prefer to be optimistic. Save the doom and gloom prediction for someone else. I'd rather suppot those who want America better.
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    @Waynestew
    If you thinks Amurika can be better with comunist stuf like healthcare for poore people and gay marryage then you need to move to the USSR and quite trying to turn this country into an country filled with atheist Muslims from Mexico!:)
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  • #13
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    For the states that want the ACA to work, it will work splendidly. For the states that want the ACA to fail, it will fail miserably. If I lived in those "want to fail" states, I would fire the traitors impeding the ACA's success.
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    It's not 'negative' businesses. That will sink. It will be ones like this. Once prices go up on insurance, who will cover the cost of the employer? The Customer. Which means they can't compete. Give them 3 years under this plan when the premiums and prices blow up. As well as the fines if you don't pay.

    Doesn't matter- it's all a ruse to lead to the failed model of 'single payer'.
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    You do realize the Superman flies on TV, but in real life he walks like the rest of us.

    This is more democratic drivel designed to get the fools in the media all jabbering about Obama and his good points. Problem is he has none. Not a single one.
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    Only good thing about Barry is he only has

    1316 days
    13 hours
    38 minutes
    26 seconds until Friday, January 20, 2017 (Washington DC time)
  • #37
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    So a large company food chain and oil company can increase hours? Before long that's all that will be left, the smaller companies will cut back hours or go bankrupt
  • #35
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    Retaining employees is costly, but can be less costly than hiring and training new ones. However, these are not high-skill positions that can yield you extra sales and cost savings that would have to offset additional costs. I don't see this lasting for the company. What they'll probably do is adopt this approach, but only hire new employees for 24 hours per week.

    What bothers me about this is that the government has forced this into existence. It is not a great issue for large companies, but for small companies wanting to grow, this law can be prohibitive. Ultimately it hurts the little guy. Yet another example of where the government's efforts to help out end up hurting.
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    I wonder if the ofailure admin "put them up to this"? What ties does the CEO have to the ofailure admin? Who's brother-in-law is he?
  • #15
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    Only companies with public exposure might try it as a marketing ploy, but if sales don't increase because of it, they will drop them like lead balloons. As it should be.
  • #10
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    I hope this works out for everyone involved.
    I think most business' fear losing money even when they will still come out on top. Greed rules everything.
  • #180
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    @ST_Louie_Sue Then there shouldn't be a problem should there.

    These corporations or businesses can do this and make money at the same time too. They chose to be greedy and say fuck you to the workers.

    Greed is the problem.
  • #6
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    I hope im wrong, but in this country health care isn't a right, its treated like a privilege. These are the same idiots who claim the same thing about education, driving, or a bunch of other things.
  • #22
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    Education is a right and ACCESS to healthcare is a right. Now driving is a privilege, and there is nothing about having other people pay for your healthcare being a right.
  • #67
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    @Yank Show me the law that says ACCESS to healthcare is a right. Please. Because that's a new one on me. I've done without it 59 of my 63 years.
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    It is a good move on their part, politically and PR wise. However, let us see how it affects prices at their operations. Will they do away with the Smart Pay? Nothing is free in business.
  • #175
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    It will effect their bottom line, like Starbucks, and they will either raise their prices to compensate for the change, or they will go under.
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