Thursday, February 21, 2013

Unclear on the concept: Teacher Fail

The crybabies  "educators" in the Mason, Ohio (northern Cincinnati suburb) Education Association seem to have missed the news that The ObamaTax would, in fact, affect them:

"The union representing 640 teachers and their families has filed a grievance over TrueCost ... several teachers who were pregnant were forced to deliver their babies at another hospital, or face the alternative of thousands of dollars in medical bills"

Boo. Hoo.

As regular IB readers know, managing networks has become a favored new tool for reining in health care costs:

"What if you could unbundle your provider network, and steer your insureds to cheaper/more efficient docs and hospitals? Might not that improve the bottom line?"

It doesn't help, though, when the district itself keeps waffling on how they're going to resolve the standoff. In the end, it looks like they'll stick to their original plan and keep TrueCost in place.

The teachers themselves seem not to have learned much the past few years. According to noted rocket surgeon and local teachers' union president Karrie Strickland, "It is not our responsibility to alter the way health insurance costs, claims and bills are paid in the health care industry in Cincinnati."

Sorry, Karrie, but you get an F (for Fair Share).

[Hat Tip: FoIB Holly R]
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