Monday, November 29, 2010

SEIU health-insurance fund in New York drops children because new laws make them too expensive

Those opposed to Obamacare have received a little justice. The SEIU spent millions helping President Obama pass the democrat's health care reform bill. Now, the law they forced down Americans throats is biting back. Due to changes in state rules and the new Obamacare requirement to keep children on health insurance until they are 26, the large SEIU affiliated health-insurance fund in New York is dropping coverage for members' children.

(WSJ)- One of the largest union-administered health-insurance funds in New York is dropping coverage for the children of more than 30,000 low-wage home attendants, union officials said. The union blamed financial problems it said were caused by the state’s health department and new national health-insurance requirements...

“In addition, new federal health-care reform legislation requires plans with dependent coverage to expand that coverage up to age 26,” Behroozi wrote in a letter to members Oct. 22. “Our limited resources are already stretched as far as possible, and meeting this new requirement would be financially impossible.”


Interested Bystander said...

Hey All,

But I thought the President said we could keep our current plan if we liked it?

We need to repeal this disasterous bill before the damage is not fixable.

Not "repeal and replace" as I hear some Republicans spouting, but simply REPEAL this thing before it takes full affect.

Anonymous said...

You all DO understand that the ONE will say the fix to these problems is not a repeal of this wonderful system that he has brought unto us, but rather more, a universal government plan. These defects merely show how private enterprise and individual choice cannot be tolerated. Washington, being the font of all wisdom, will decide what's best for all, and all will get the same treatment regardless of ability to pay, so don't knock yourself out trying to improve your lot in life, lie back and take what HE decides we should have. Or, in other words, if you think you've been screwed so far, just wait.