Coverage may be unaffordable for low-wage workers

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 15, 2013 12:51 p.m.

    one old man:

    --you don't see greed in Obama? He's spent more of our money on one paid vacation then your average CEO makes in five years. More spent on vacations then all presidents combined--AP news.

    Check up on his upcoming African vacation.

    If you're going to criticize wealth,--start at the top, and work down.

  • county mom Monroe, UT
    June 15, 2013 7:39 a.m.

    one old man, I also think those kinds of wages for large corporations are huge. However, corporations are PRIVATE businesses. It is not your or my place to decide what they pay the CEO.
    It is called a free market and if those wages are not sustainable the company should be able to go under.
    Unfortunately our government and this president has a nasty habit of saving these businesses from themselves and sustaining those inflated incomes. No one else in those corporations could have saved them? The workers themselves? Of course they could have. GM could have lost the top brass and the workers could have kept the company going, or some one could have been hiredlike Lee Iocoka to restructure and save the business.
    No business should ever be to big to fail!
    No small business should be forced to fail because of governmental interference. We all should have the right to pursue happiness and our vision of the American dream. It is not evil to make money and live in a big house! WE should be able to tell our children that they could someday have nice things too.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    June 14, 2013 6:00 p.m.

    How's this for just one example of greed among the "free market's" big shots.

    The average CEO of a large corporations is paid 9.6 million dollars annually.

    Break that down and you'll discover that if that CEO takes four, one-minute potty breaks each working day, he will be paid FOUR TIMES as much just for his time in the restroom as a minimum wage worker will earn in A FULL YEAR of labor.

    Kind of give a new meaning to trickle down, yes?

    Wonderful, ain't it?

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    June 14, 2013 5:53 p.m.

    Is it a problem with ACA, or is it the result of pure old-fashioned corporate GREED?

  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    June 14, 2013 4:47 p.m.

    Good grief, even the signature piece of legislation that was supposed to take Obama to Presidential greatness is a mess. Please Republicans and Democrats, let's learn from this mistake. No more rookies in the White House. (Hmmmmm I wonder if Obama would win a third term if he could run.)

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    June 14, 2013 12:31 p.m.

    To "Maudine" what kind of house would you be able to afford if the workers were paid $40/hr for framing, painting, or other manual labor that takes little to no skill?

    Think of the Lagoon. How many families could even think of going there if they paid the wages required for all employees to be able to afford health insurance.

    Thanks to the ACA many employers have limited their part time jobs to 25 to 28 hours per week. The ACA has put so many restrictions on employers that more people are either losing their job or else are getting their hours cut.

    Then, when you add the massive increases in premiums that it has added, the ACA is a massive failure.

  • county mom Monroe, UT
    June 14, 2013 3:22 a.m.

    Well Obama's "Unaffordable care tax" has hit many small business owners very hard.
    There are two big reasons why many are unable to provide a lower cost insurance.
    1. The Act itself has certain rules demanding the amount of coverage, major medical is not good enough, it must cover far more then that.
    2. Our premiums are sky rocketing. Every 6 months or so they keep going up. We can not continue to provide the kind of health insurance demanded by the tax law, without forwarding some of that cost to the employee.
    There is no limit placed on what the Health Insurance Companies can charge for a family, for coverage. So for many employers, we offer insurance that even we can't afford to get for ourselves because that is the kind of coverage the government is demanding.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 13, 2013 9:02 p.m.

    No "may" about it. Most people won't afford it.

    The IRS will be busy forcing people to pay.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 13, 2013 5:01 p.m.

    no, we are blaming nancy and harry, along with BO, for pushing through monstrous legislation no one bothered to read and therefore had no clue about the ramifications. Of course, they did not care about the ramifications, they just wanted to get something passed.

    Nice attempted obfuscation, though.

  • Maudine SLC, UT
    June 13, 2013 4:03 p.m.

    Yes, let's blame Obama for the failure of companies to provide real wages to their employees.

  • Badger55 Nibley, Ut
    June 13, 2013 3:32 p.m.

    Irony at its finest:
    Obama has legislation passed to force companies to give "affordable healthcare"
    Companies offer plans that people cannot afford
    Obama has IRS "penalize"(tax) those that cannot afford the insurance and choose to go without.

    This sure is shaping up to be a great piece of legislation.

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    June 13, 2013 2:35 p.m.


    Obams's "affordable" health care may not be so affordable after all?

    Gee, what a shocker....