Here come the higher healthcare premiums for employer-provided plans

posted at 8:01 pm on May 28, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

That is to say, higher healthcare premiums and major changes in the attempt to control costs have already arrived and will keep on arriving, as we knew they would — but here are some quantifiers, via USA Today:

More employees are getting hit with higher health insurance premiums and co-payments, and many don’t have the money to cover unexpected medical expenses, a new report finds.

More than half of companies (56%) increased employees’ share of health care premiums or co-payments for doctors’ visits in 2013, and 59% of employers say they intend to do the same in 2014, according to the annual Aflac WorkForces Report. It’s based on a survey of 1,856 employers and 5,209 employees at small, medium and large-size companies.

In 2013, 19% of companies implemented a major medical plan with a high deductible (more than $1,000) and Health Savings Accounts as an alternative to a traditional medical plan, the study finds. …

The need to control costs is driving many companies’ decisions on benefits, Owenby says. The report shows that almost half of employers (49%) agree that controlling costs is the primary objective…

As the report notes, it’s true that healthcare premiums have been rising beyond inflation for over a decade, which is partially attributable to the rise in overall healthcare costs over those years — but the rate at which those prices had been increasing had been slowing down, a deceleration for which the Obama administration bizarrely tried to assign some credit to ObamaCare (if ObamaCare deserves kudos for slowing down the rise in healthcare costs before it’s even fully implemented, what’s to stop ObamaCare from deserving the blame for accelerating healthcare costs when it is fully implemented?). Anyhow, the larger point here is that, even though it was largely people in the individual market that felt the first major shock waves in ObamaCare Phase One, people in employer-based plans are not going to be at all shielded from the effects of the law as employers and employees alike try to cope with their accelerating healthcare expenses.


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Flawless. As planned.

Bmore on May 28, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Nice feckin’ model!–Beetlejuice

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Bring. Them. On. Let’s get this show on the road!

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 8:09 PM

As planned.

Bmore on May 28, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Nope, they wanted it to work long enough for the program to be irreversible.

Unlike the previous five recovery summers, this will be the summer bad news for 0bamacare.

cozmo on May 28, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Nice feckin’ model!–Beetlejuice

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Haha, I named my first PC computer ( a HP version) Beetlejuice cause it was so F’d up.

Bakokitty on May 28, 2014 at 8:11 PM

ObamaFail Part 23,743

faraway on May 28, 2014 at 8:12 PM

And the beat goes on.

kcewa on May 28, 2014 at 8:13 PM

As the report notes, it’s true that healthcare premiums have been rising beyond inflation for over a decade, which is partially attributable to the rise in overall healthcare costs over those years — but the rate at which those prices had been increasing had been slowing down

So is the rate increasing now? You didn’t actually say.

themuppet on May 28, 2014 at 8:14 PM

So now we’re back to the Democrats won’t be running on ObamaCare?

Bitter Clinger on May 28, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Bakokitty on May 28, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I thought about letting the clip speak for itself, but then I thought, “Nah”…lesser life forms might be o-fended… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Heh, you suckers! Obama care is going to save me $2,500 – the president said so!

Hill60 on May 28, 2014 at 8:14 PM

So now we’re back to the Democrats won’t be running on ObamaCare?

Bitter Clinger on May 28, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Who can keep up without a program?

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Rep Corrine Brown live on the VA situation: “We have built new cemeteries”

Embrace the stupid

faraway on May 28, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Rep Corrine Brown live on the VA situation: “We have built new cemeteries”

Embrace the stupid

faraway on May 28, 2014 at 8:17 PM

She is one of our Fl gems.

bazil9 on May 28, 2014 at 8:18 PM

bazil9 on May 28, 2014 at 8:18 PM

she’s trying to be Elijah Cummings for this hearing. I guess she didn’t go to the Miami VA and talk to that whistleblower.

CoffeeLover on May 28, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Enjoy your jobs while you still have them, folks.

AZCoyote on May 28, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Remember if a Company has more than 49 employees they are forbidden from dumping them into the Exchange per the latest ruling from HHS and must continue to provide at least Bronze level Insurance plans for each employee.

Johnnyreb on May 28, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Rep Corrine Brown live on the VA situation: “We have built new cemeteries”

Embrace the stupid

faraway on May 28, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Gotta have someplace to put the bodies.

Ain’t gubmint healthcare grand!!

Bitter Clinger on May 28, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Prepare for all the care and efficiency of the VA….Serfs.

“It’s a tax.” ——— Smirking Benedict Roberts the Unworthy

viking01 on May 28, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Rep Corrine Brown live on the VA situation: “We have built new cemeteries”

Embrace the stupid

faraway on May 28, 2014 at 8:17 PM

“Because with the criminally shitty medical care we’re giving our veterans, we know more veterans’ cemeteries will be urgently needed soon.”

AZCoyote on May 28, 2014 at 8:22 PM

So when are they coming after our 401Ks?

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Next time dems control two of the three branches of government.

cozmo on May 28, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Why did “Homeland Security” and Nurse Ratched buy all those “ovens”?

viking01 on May 28, 2014 at 8:25 PM

So when are they coming after our 401Ks?

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 8:23 PM

They already nerfed those. Negative interest rates and QE Infinity Stealth Inflation have made them lose value each quarter.

Johnnyreb on May 28, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Rep Corrine Brown live on the VA situation: “We have built new cemeteries”

Embrace the stupid

faraway on May 28, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Source please.

Johnnyreb on May 28, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Source please.

Johnnyreb on May 28, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Get a clue, dear…the hearing is being broadcast live as we type

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Get a clue, dear…the hearing is being broadcast live as we type

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Thanks for the source. Could have done without the unnecessary childish drama though.

Johnnyreb on May 28, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Remember if a Company has more than 49 employees they are forbidden from dumping them into the Exchange per the latest ruling from HHS and must continue to provide at least Bronze level Insurance plans for each employee.

Johnnyreb on May 28, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Which means lots of people are going to be laid off, and lots more will become part time. Thanks Obama!

Doc Holliday on May 28, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Paying more means you are a true patriot.

NOW PAY UP SUCKERS!

Murphy9 on May 28, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Thanks for the source. Could have done without the unnecessary childish drama though.

Johnnyreb on May 28, 2014 at 8:36 PM

My apologies, Johnny. The whole hearing will be archived here shortly after completion:

http://www.c-span.org/video/?319594-1/va-hospital-waiting-list-records

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Can’t wait for the average life expectancy to start dropping. Obamacare: The gift that keeps on giving.

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 8:43 PM

No worries! King Barack the Magnificent will wave his magic pen and postpone any changes that might impact the 2014 elections. Just as he did in 2012.

After all, King Barack doesn’t want to POLITICIZE health care.

GarandFan on May 28, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Enjoy your jobs while you still have them, folks.

AZCoyote on May 28, 2014 at 8:21 PM

My wife’s company laid off an entire manufacturing division and outsourced that work last year to intentionally get under 50 employees …

ShainS on May 28, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Which means lots of people are going to be laid off, and lots more will become part time. Thanks Obama!

Doc Holliday on May 28, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Thanks, Obama!

/laid off

Mark Boabaca on May 28, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Ayep, my costs for just me went up…
Monthly premium 100%
Copays 100%
Deductibles 50%
Max out of pocket 300%

Thanks FSA!

Fan the Flames!

fewenuff on May 28, 2014 at 8:46 PM

And coming soon to an ObamaCare halfway house…err “Exchange” near you…

…smarmy union bureaucrats, rationing out “care”, and cooking wait lists, all so they can get that 3rd house up in ASSpen or 4th Porsche via their taxpayer funded bonuses.

Wow, aren’t cushy, overpaid, unaccountable, unfire-able, Federal Union jobs SWELL?!?!

I can’t WAIT to have these a$$holes in charge of MY healthcare!

Meople on May 28, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Can’t wait for the average life expectancy to start dropping. Obamacare: The gift that keeps on giving.

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Yep.

Only most won’t know it as the government and LSM propagandists will report bogus numbers.

Similar to how all illegals turned away at the border are counted as “deported”, all future deceased Americans and illegal aliens who once resided here will be counted as still living as long as their names are on a voter roll (or 20) somewhere and still casting votes for Dems …

ShainS on May 28, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Why did “Homeland Security” and Nurse Ratched buy all those “ovens”?

viking01 on May 28, 2014 at 8:25 PM

They gotta do something with all those bodies. Death Certificate – Cause of death: Liberal Progressives who think they have more knowledge about my healthcare than the first 2000 persons in the Boston phone directory.

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Yep. Mine only went up 10% this year, which is a good deal from what I hear. Of course when I was paying over $1,500 a month prior to the increase, 10% doesn’t seem like a small increase. And from what I understand from our HR folks, next year is when Obamacare (blessed be His Holy Name) will really begin to effect our coverage and rates.

THAT will be outstanding, let me tell you…

USNCVN on May 28, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Let’s see…who’s asking for Shinseki to resign…
Begich, Mark–AK
Pryor, Mark–AR
Udall, Mark–CO Check
Coons, Chris–DE
Schatz, Brian–HI
Harkin, Tom (retiring)–IA
TurbanDurbin, Dick–IL
Landrieu, Mary–LA
Markey, Ed–MA
Levin, Carl (retiring)–MI
Franken, Al–MN Check
Baucus, Max–MT
Hagan, Kay–NC Check
Shaheen, Jeanne–NH
Booker, Cory–NJ
Udall, Tom–NM
Merkley, Jeff–OR
Reed, Jack–RI
Johnson, Tim–SD
Warner, Mark–VA
Rockefeller, Jay (retiring)–WV

NOTE: This list is ONLY those Senate Dems/seats up for grabs this year

Gentlemen and ladies–start your spin machines!

Source: http://www.senateconservatives.com/site/races

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 8:58 PM

This is the part where liberals tell us they were going to go up anyway all the while pretending Obama never said they would go down.

CW on May 28, 2014 at 9:01 PM

This is the part where liberals tell us they were going to go up anyway all the while pretending Obama never said they would go down.

CW on May 28, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Paging Libfreeordie?

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 9:05 PM

This is the part where liberals tell us they were going to go up anyway all the while pretending Obama never said they would go down.

CW on May 28, 2014 at 9:01 PM

… and blaming it all on Republican obstructionism, naturally.

ShainS on May 28, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Paging Libfreeordie?

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Would that be “Finally. A Real Scandal” libfreeordie?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Choke on it liberals……. your fault.

ultracon on May 28, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Can I see the list of (R)’s calling for Obama to resign?

Seriously, how many scandals, investigations of corruption and wrongdoing, and law breaking does it take? Nixon resigned for MUCH less.

Why are the (R)’s not standing at the bank of microphones outside the chambers of Congress EVERY DAY demanding Obama resign? Where are they?

They should be in front of every mic they can find EVERY DAY placing blame for this lawless, corrupt, and dangerous regime precisely where it belongs. Sitting right under Obama’s boney feet on the Resolute DESK.

(R)’s? You awake?

*crickets* *snores*

Meople on May 28, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Choke on it liberals……. your fault.

ultracon on May 28, 2014 at 9:11 PM

I’ll say! Six years they had to straighten this mess out, but they did NO SUCH THING!

Don’t get anything started on how the wait times for veterans waiting to get disability eligibility determination have been just about doubled or worse since zero took office…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 9:14 PM

This is the part where liberals tell us they were going to go up anyway all the while pretending Obama never said they would go down.

CW on May 28, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Oh, I love it when they pull that Jedi Mind Trick.

Liberal Democrats: No, no, no that’s not going to happen. It’ll be great.
Republicans: Yes, it’s going to happen. It’ll be disastrous.
Liberal Democrats: No, no, no that’s not going to happen. It’ll be great.
Republicans: Yes, it’s going to happen. It’ll be disastrous.
Liberal Democrats: Well, of course that was going to happen. Everyone knew it was going to happen. (Derisive look on their faces)
Republicans: ????

When the mierda hits the fan, the Democrats always respond in the same manner, while – at the same time – acting is if WE were the ones who were being obtuse.

Paying Jay Carney. Jay Carney, please pick up the white courtesy telephone. Unless, of course, you think that would be racist.

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Why are the (R)’s not standing at the bank of microphones outside the chambers of Congress EVERY DAY demanding Obama resign? Where are they?

Meople on May 28, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Rhetorical, right?

That would be raaaaaaaaaacist.
The R’s agree with what’s going on.
They prefer that the D’s be in the driver’s seat, but they like to go along to get along.
As long as they’re in power to one degree or another, they don’t care about the outcome.

Mark Boabaca on May 28, 2014 at 9:15 PM

I’ll say! Six years they had to straighten this mess out, but they did NO SUCH THING!

Don’t get anything started on how the wait times for veterans waiting to get disability eligibility determination have been just about doubled or worse since zero took office…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 9:14 PM

There’s nothing to straighten out. All part of the plan for single payer. Or would that be “payor”? One of the English ladies would come in handy right about now. ;)

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 9:16 PM

So when are they coming after our 401Ks?

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 8:23 PM

THIS will be interesting when it happens…

dpduq on May 28, 2014 at 9:16 PM

I want my $2500 a year savings. It was in the law we had to pass to find out what was in it.

jaywemm on May 28, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Here come the higher healthcare premiums for employer-provided plans

I hate it when that happens. – Beetlejuice

Grammar Nazi on May 28, 2014 at 9:21 PM

There’s nothing to straighten out. All part of the plan for single payer. Or would that be “payor”? One of the English ladies would come in handy right about now. ;)

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Payer = American
Payor = British

Shorter version: Both are correct ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 9:21 PM

So when are they coming after our 401Ks?

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 8:23 PM

THIS will be interesting when it happens…

dpduq on May 28, 2014 at 9:16 PM

If that doesn’t get people out in the streets with their guns, nothing will.

Grammar Nazi on May 28, 2014 at 9:22 PM

So when are they coming after our 401Ks?

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 8:23 PM

You mean that commie “one time confiscation of wealth”? All you would need is one time, right?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 9:23 PM

dpduq on May 28, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Given the fact that so few people in this country still have jobs, let alone 401Ks (part time yobs don’t have 401Ks), the State-Run media would likely be able to black out all coverage of it altogether.

The end result would be that 52% of the electorate wouldn’t hear a word about it. And the ones that did would think it was some covert Tea Party plot to smear the best Preezy of all Teezy.

Meople on May 28, 2014 at 9:23 PM

THIS will be interesting when it happens…

dpduq on May 28, 2014 at 9:16 PM

It’s happened other places. It will happen here. We’re out of money.

Payer = American
Payor = British

Shorter version: Both are correct ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Thank you sweetie. :)

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 9:24 PM

….the best Preezy of all Teezy.

Meople on May 28, 2014 at 9:23 PM

You’re killing me, dude!

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 9:26 PM

You mean that commie “one time confiscation of wealth”? All you would need is one time, right?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Ask Argentina. But don’t cry for her.

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 9:28 PM

You mean that commie “one time confiscation of wealth”? All you would need is one time, right?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Right, one time only. Just like they said with amnesty back in ’86. Oh, wait…

Just like they said with the first debt ceiling increase. Oh, wait…

Meople on May 28, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Thank you sweetie. :)

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 9:24 PM

*smoooooch!* Anytime, Darlin’… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Dr Lynch must be considering himself to be low-hanging fruit about now…or a pinata in a fixed position…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 9:33 PM

You’re killing me, dude!

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 9:26 PM

This regime is killing me. I told myself I was done listening to any news, keeping up with any sites like this, and done posting on any comment boards.

That lasted less than a week.

Meople on May 28, 2014 at 9:34 PM

This regime is killing me. I told myself I was done listening to any news, keeping up with any sites like this, and done posting on any comment boards.

That lasted less than a week.

Meople on May 28, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Almost a week? What’s your secret?

I can’t even manage to stay off this site while I’m at work.

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 9:39 PM

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Where in the south are you? I have a feeling you and I could make beautiful drama, uh, MUSIC together! :D

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Almost a week? What’s your secret?

I can’t even manage to stay off this site while I’m at work.

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 9:39 PM

I decided to go outside, get some fresh air, smoke some fine cigars, drink some fine liquor…

…but then the reality sunk in that fresh air will soon be taxed because I have do after all have to exhale; my fine cigars will soon be illegal; and the fine liquor, well that’ll still be there because ObamaCare will be so bad our only recourse will be to drink the pain away.

My wife doesn’t want to hear about it, so I have to rant somewhere. :)

Meople on May 28, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Where in the south are you? I have a feeling you and I could make beautiful drama, uh, MUSIC together! :D

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Florida, but it doesn’t truly count. Like we Floridians say: “You have to go up North to get to the South.”

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 9:53 PM

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Well, that certainly narrows it down…

I’m in the Tampa Bay area–Judge is north of me…can you give us a clue, please? Nearest cow pasture will do fine ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Florida, but it doesn’t truly count. Like we Floridians say: “You have to go up North to get to the South.”

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 9:53 PM

I’m in Florida. No shortage of gorgeous Puerto Rican ladies down here in south Florida. I wish I was younger. They require great amounts of energy.

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 9:57 PM

I’m in the Tampa Bay area–Judge is north of me…can you give us a clue, please? Nearest cow pasture will do fine ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 9:56 PM

No, I am south of you. Miami Beach. :P

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 9:57 PM

No, I am south of you. Miami Beach. :P

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 9:57 PM

I’m as bad as CoffeeLover when it comes to directions… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 9:59 PM

I’m as bad as CoffeeLover when it comes to directions… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 9:59 PM

I know. Me too. I keep thinking you and CoffeeLover are near Vero or something.

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 10:01 PM

My wife doesn’t want to hear about it, so I have to rant somewhere. :)

Meople on May 28, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Same here. I can’t seem to find anyone with whom to talk about these types of problems. Well, not since the “old man and the sea” died a few years ago.

My father was the only person who liked to engage in political discussions.

When I start talking to my husband he just shoots me the “dear in the headlights” routine.

However, since I get to comment on HA, I’m getting a little relief, and a helluva lot of laughter….through the tears.

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 10:02 PM

I know. Me too. I keep thinking you and CoffeeLover are near Vero or something.

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 10:01 PM

CL’s just north of you, in the poodle’s district–I’m a few minutes south of the Skyway Bridge…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 10:03 PM

I’m in the Tampa Bay area–Judge is north of me…can you give us a clue, please? Nearest cow pasture will do fine ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 9:56 PM

No, I am south of you. Miami Beach. :P

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Uh, oh! I live in the Tampa Bay Area. Ruskin to be specific. A sleepy, little hamlet, just South of Tampa and about 10 miles North of the Hillsborough/Manatee Border.

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 10:06 PM

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 10:06 PM

You must have some interesting neighbors, too–if’n I’m not mistaken, Ruskin is where more than a few circus folks retire.

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 10:09 PM

CL’s just north of you, in the poodle’s district–I’m a few minutes south of the Skyway Bridge…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 10:03 PM

I know where that is! I assumed you lived near each other though.

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 10:06 PM

I know where Ruskin is.

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 10:13 PM

I’m in Florida. No shortage of gorgeous Puerto Rican ladies down here in south Florida. I wish I was younger. They require great amounts of energy.

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Not, I. Total Troglodyte. Always have been.

I hate going anywhere, except to my couch to watch Fox News. Livin’ the dream!

Unless you’re insinuating something else. Which, if that’s the case, is totally true.

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 10:14 PM

The sister in law got a bill for her share of a urine test today,$600.
The blood test was $400.

docflash on May 28, 2014 at 10:16 PM

You must have some interesting neighbors, too–if’n I’m not mistaken, Ruskin is where more than a few circus folks retire.

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Close, that’s Gibtown a/k/a: Gibsonton. Gibtown is about 15 miles North of Ruskin.

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 10:17 PM

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 10:14 PM

I told Terryann last night (she’s a latina in CC Texas) that when in bed, you are done when she says you’re done! Especially Puerto Rican girls ;)

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 10:17 PM

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Been there, too!

True story: I worked at a K-Mart back in the early 1980s. One of the Dept Managers go transferred to the Ruskin store as the New Store Manager. When he was given the news, his first question was “What did I do wrong?” Much merriment was sent his way about Ruskin tomatoes… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 10:20 PM

I told Terryann last night (she’s a latina in CC Texas) that when in bed, you are done when she says you’re done! Especially Puerto Rican girls ;)

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Yes, it’s true. It’s one of our crosses. One of many. :)

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Been there, too!

True story: I worked at a K-Mart back in the early 1980s. One of the Dept Managers go transferred to the Ruskin store as the New Store Manager. When he was given the news, his first question was “What did I do wrong?” Much merriment was sent his way about Ruskin tomatoes… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 10:20 PM

LOL! Yeah, I thought that way, too. I grew up in Claire Mel City, around 78th St and Palm River Road, just South of Adamo Drive (SR 60); right across the street from the Winn Dixie which was fire bombed in 1983. I thought – back then – that Ruskin would be a horrible area, in which to live. Now: I totally love this section of Hillsborough County.

BTW: That K-Mart is no more. But, the McDonald’s is still hanging on.

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 10:26 PM

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 28, 2014 at 10:26 PM

I teased him about sitting on Ruskin tomatoes so he could feel seedy… :P

Newtie and the Beauty on May 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

I went to Sun City years ago to pick up a backhoe. There was a bees nest in it. And I was in New Port Richey as late as January.

Judge_Dredd on May 28, 2014 at 10:31 PM

$100 extra per pay period for the identical plan as last year. I really hope next year is not even worse.

There Goes the Neighborhood on May 29, 2014 at 2:31 AM

Nightmare. It is like watching the clock when sitting on death row. And then looking out the window and seeing your warden and executioner going to a red carpet party, paid for with the funds they stole from you when they sent you up!

They don’t care because it is, and has been for a while, a “Us vs Them” scenario. The “Them” is the elites supported by the huge administrative government that is paid to collect the taxes and keep the rabble in line. Think Louis XVI time. The “Us” is the rest of society set upon each other by the elites to confuse the populace into thinking those above us really care. (One of the best book series for young people to read and understand this action is the Hunger Games. Let your kids read all three, it will start a conversation! Trust me on that.)

We are fuel for them. What happens down here amongst the peasantry isn’t their concern. If it were the case, Bill Gates would be funding Constitutional study classes instead of classes creating drone workers. Prince Charles of England would be shouting from the rooftops that AGW is a ruse and a way to make us pay more in taxes through the worldwide carbon credit markets. Schools would be promoting civic classes and what it takes to be a good citizen.

But no, this is what they want, us in a virtual cell waiting for our turn to take that thirteen step walk, while they party.

archer52 on May 29, 2014 at 6:41 AM

In 2013, 19% of companies implemented a major medical plan with a high deductible (more than $1,000) and Health Savings Accounts as an alternative to a traditional medical plan, the study finds. …

That’s what we got…yay…

…or something….

BigWyo on May 29, 2014 at 7:35 AM

As the report notes, it’s true that healthcare premiums have been rising beyond inflation for over a decade, which is partially attributable to the rise in overall healthcare costs over those years — but the rate at which those prices had been increasing had been slowing down, a deceleration for which the Obama administration bizarrely tried to assign some credit to ObamaCare (if ObamaCare deserves kudos for slowing down the rise in healthcare costs before it’s even fully implemented, what’s to stop ObamaCare from deserving the blame for accelerating healthcare costs when it is fully implemented?).

95 words (with 34 in parentheses)!

Akzed on May 29, 2014 at 9:01 AM

WHEN the cost accelerate after Obamacare is implemented, they will blame insurance companies as greedy (which is how they pushed it through in the first place).

paa853 on May 29, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Never knew there was a huge problem with health care in the USA until Obama was elected. Now everybody is in trouble now, either getting health care, paying for health care or keeping health care. Wait times for appointments at my doc is getting as bad as the VA.

Herb on May 29, 2014 at 10:33 AM