Employees’ Share of Health Costs Continues Rising Faster Than Wages

By | October 8, 2018

  • October 8, 2018 at 1:26 pm
    Stush says:
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    I have seen my share of health care increase every year since I’ve had an employer based plan. Companies have long ago stopped being concerned about their employees as the boards of directors are only looking at the bottom line. There are intangibles that need to be accounted for, one is the welfare of employees. but today there is no loyalty to the employee and the employee has little loyalty for an employer who’s share of the pie is so starkly different from what employees get. So none of this should surprise anyone. No matter how it is framed, business will eventually stop offering health care and it will be a government plan for all. don’t worry it will be some sort of business backed plan that is paid for by the ordinary taxpayer, not corporate taxes. That way corporate America will be right behind it.

    • October 10, 2018 at 12:53 pm
      PolarBeaRepeal says:
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      • October 15, 2018 at 10:18 am
        UW says:
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        What ever happened to that secret Republican health care plan your “sources” told you about, and then the revisions they also told you about that they expected to drop and pass any day? Lol. Clownish.

    • October 11, 2018 at 1:55 pm
      cougher says:
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      Your comments about sponsored health care are probably 95% accurate, with an error of margin of +/- 5%.

      I personally would rather have the company set up/administer the plan, and let me pay for it (like Aflac policy deductions?). I can’t afford to do that (negative wages??), but would prefer private health insurance options over the government running the show.

      With obesity, sugar and alcohol consumption on the rise, but even with lower tobacco usage and Obama cost reductions, we’re headed for a cost of healthcare train wreck not yet experienced even at current cost levels and write-offs. Live in a rural area which already has trouble recruiting physicians and the ones they get now seem to want to run tests on every pimple. These tests either make the provider or doc revenue or protect them from a potential lawsuit. I’ve also seen where they are not checking the basics, like recurring chest pains being related to gall bladder stones rather than cardio vascular. Someone has to pay for all those tests and procedures. The docs and nurses are getting hog tied documenting everything, now often electronically, instead of using their gifts and training for more productive patient interaction.

  • October 8, 2018 at 3:07 pm
    FFA says:
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    Govt involved them selves. Everyone knows that once they get involved, cost goes up.

    • October 8, 2018 at 4:41 pm
      Agent says:
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      Correct FFA. Thank you Obamacare!

      • October 10, 2018 at 1:55 pm
        Ron says:
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        But President Trump told us he has all but eliminated Obamacare. Oh wait, we have to consider the source.

        • October 12, 2018 at 2:12 pm
          FFA says:
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          Ron, I dont pay much attention to what he says any more. sounds more like yap yap yap then anything else.
          With Wisc getting an exemption from the PPACA, waiting to see what good comes of it.. Walker tends to come through on his promises. So… The waiting game begins. Show me dont tell me.

  • October 10, 2018 at 5:35 pm
    Captain Planet says:
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    I remember the years before the PPACA when I’d see at least 10% if not greater increases. Thank God the PPACA has slowed that roll! Healthcare became a problem as soon as it became an employee benefit. Need to get the employer out of the way and Ron’s single-payer model is the best one I’ve heard out here. Yogi wants to go back to the old way so we can start seeing double digit increases every year again. No thanks!

    • October 10, 2018 at 10:47 pm
      PolarBeaRepeal says:
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      You need someone to read the true numbers to you. Ask a neighbor for help.

    • October 11, 2018 at 2:02 pm
      perplexed says:
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      Captain, you must be living on a different planet than I am. Our group hospitalization has seen double digit increases the past several years. 30% 2 years ago.

      • October 12, 2018 at 2:58 pm
        Captain Planet says:
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        Not sure where you reside, perplexed. I’m here on planet Earth. Iowa to be exact.

        • October 15, 2018 at 10:50 am
          Agent says:
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          Planet, too bad you don’t agree with your two great Senators in a decidedly Red State.

  • October 15, 2018 at 10:14 am
    Jack says:
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    You mean we all didn’t see a $2500 a year savings like Obola promised? What a joke, him and the fact liberals believed it.



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