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Leetonia dropping health plans due to Obamacare

November 15, 2013

LEETONIA — When Village Council voted Nov. 6 to begin the process of canceling health care coverage for employees, it did so partially in response to changes brought about by the Affordable Care Ac....

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STofit

Nov-15-13 8:20 AM

Tax credit? and what will that amount to if you don't have a job? How about folks that don't have a job to begin with and pay no taxes. All you folks that think this stuff will be free are finding out that this stool sample Pelosi passed to see what was in it is nothing but manure. Welcome to socialism.

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WatchDog

Nov-15-13 2:43 PM

Affordable Care Act? Uh, where is the alleged "affordable" part of this law? When a premium costs more than a house mortgage payment a month...seriously, Houston we have a problem!

STofit, this is more than just socialism at it's finest...this is a scam to go along with it. I starting to believe ACA was purposely designed to FAIL.

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rpmwwe

Nov-16-13 1:07 AM

Maybe its not failing. Maybe its doing exactly as intended by the puppeteers who designed it. Reduction of workers' hours was a very foreseeable consequence to this thing. Its pushing untold numbers right into the jaws of the system where an endless cycle of financial dependency awaits.

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ladybug

Nov-16-13 9:18 AM

I am so tired of the BS.

Obamacare kicks in with 50 full time employees .Not 16.

Now did rates go up because of usage or ACA. ?

I know it's a mess but get your sh*t str.

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ladybug

Nov-16-13 9:21 AM

You have to offer insurance to anyone working 30 hrs/week and have over 50 employees

Figures they can't count either.

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concerned

Nov-17-13 8:58 AM

Well ladybug if they offer coverage at all they may be required to off it to anyone that work 25hrs or more. There are many companies that currently require that anyone that works over 30 hrs has to be included regardless of the size of the group. But the big cost that Obamacare is driving up is mandated coverage on thing that were optional before. Also the fact they have to insure all people that apply. If an insurance company has to pay out more out, they are going to require higher premiums to come up with the funds to do that. Money don't grow on trees it is money out, money in cause and affect situation.

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rpmwwe

Nov-17-13 3:40 PM

"If an insurance company has to pay out more out, they are going to require higher premiums to come up with the funds to do that."

...and we won't know exactly how high those premiums will go until well after everyone gets signed up and starts using.

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 10:35 AM

And concerned . Like anything else the more we have participating the lower the rate will be.

Would you rather have coverage that cover preexisting condition, no life time cap or just be dumped when the insurance co. gets in the mood ?

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 10:37 AM

It's not 25 hrs. It's 30 and 50 full time workers.

With 30 hrs being considered full time

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 10:38 AM

Money out money in . NO sh*t

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 10:40 AM

And of course your solution to 50 million un-insured that I help pay for is ??

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questioner

Nov-18-13 10:42 AM

Check out what Ohio's standard is for "full-time". I believe it is 24 hrs, which is just 3 days a week. Any business with insurance for some employees (even if there are just 8 employees) has to offer insurance to anyone "full-time". The employee can opt out, but has to sign something to do that.

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 11:59 AM

That is wrong. Full time under Obamacare is 30hrs/week and 50 full time employees

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 11:59 AM

That is wrong. Full time under Obamacare is 30hrs/week and 50 full time employees

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 12:00 PM

These people are kicking the stuck to them .

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 12:02 PM

Gish

These people are getting ----- They only have 19 employees counting the part timers working 30 hrs or more

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questioner

Nov-18-13 12:30 PM

I called insurance company. Ohio law is 25 hrs is considered full-time. (I thought 24) That will not change with ObamaCare. Regardless of federal mandate being 30 hours, OH is and will be (unless is decreases even more) at 25 hr. It has decreased to that over the past several years (I think the last decrease was from 28 hr to 25 hr)

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questioner

Nov-18-13 12:31 PM

And OH law doesn't care about 50 employees. If owner has insurance thru the company and has 1 other employee, he/she must offer it to them.

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questioner

Nov-18-13 12:32 PM

Facts.

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 12:43 PM

Sorry I still dis-agree.

Under the Obamacare mandate it's 30 full time and 50 employees.

From what I now no-one until now could force any one to provide health care ,

That was a union neg, thing

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 12:45 PM

Usally health care was provided to attract the better employee and was not mandated by law until now

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questioner

Nov-18-13 12:53 PM

Any business, company locally who is a Chamber member (Salem, Youngstown area) can get a break on health insurance (like, maybe 3%--whoopie). Moms and Pops with 2 employees included.

But, if you cover anyone with insurance, even just yourself, you must cover everyone working 25 hr or more or have them sign a waiver that they don't want it.

Fact, fact ,fact. Ohio law and is Not affected by Obamacare. And will not be affected by it. And is not just for those with insurance thru Chamber membership.

You don't gotta believe it, but is TRUTH.

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 12:54 PM

Read the posting ,Only the 5 full time workers where offered insurance and because of the mandate they where afraid they would have to offered it to the other 13,

Wrong there still under 50 employees

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questioner

Nov-18-13 12:55 PM

I'll provide insurance company phone numbers if you want to double check.

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 12:57 PM

I just logged into state web site and insurance is not mandated under state or federal law until " now "

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