Monday, November 29, 2010

Karma's a (W)itch

Looks like somebody didn't send in their WaiverMania check to HHS Secretary Shecantbeserious:

"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 ... The union blamed financial problems it said were caused by the ... new national health-insurance requirements."

Looks like they won't be #112 on "the list."

I found this little tidbit interesting:

"Currently about 6,000 children are covered by the benefit fund, some until age 23."

"Age 23?" Under ObamaCare©, that's supposed to be "age 26." Someone miss the memo?

For its part, the union is pointing the finger of blame at the Empire State, claiming that, under directives that took effect 2 years ago, "it expected that ... many of its members would qualify for state assistance for health-insurance coverage." So the wonderful gunion members counted on saps, er taxpayers to foot their bills?

State officials, on the other hand, are having none of that:

"The state is not forcing 1199 to do anything regarding its employee health insurance,” said Jeffrey W. Hammond, spokesman for the New York Department of Health."

Classic Mexican standoff, or missed opportunity? You be the judge.
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