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Taxpayer medical subsidies

2013-06-04 20:17:26.170537+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Oh hell yes! Forbes: California To Wal-Mart: Enough! No More Taxpayer Subsidized Profits For You. In which California proposes to levy fines against employers whose workers who need to turn to Medi-Cal.

Says Sonya Schwartz, program director at the National Academy for State Academy for State Health Policy, “There are concerns that employers will be gaming this new system and taking less and less responsibility for their workers. This may make employers think twice.”

I am not familiar with the details, this could make it more difficult for unemployed low-income workers to find work, it'll be interesting to see how this plays out practically.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-06-05 00:09:38.775592+00 by: Larry Burton

I have a couple of problems with this. First it is based on the premise that an employer should always be responsible for health benefits for their employees. I think employer sponsored health care plans becoming the norm in employee benefits is one of the things that has triggered our run-a-way health care costs. Second, I'm troubled by the state mandating compensation for an employee that the employee should be demanding for him/herself. Seriously, people won't stand up for themselves and wages will remain less than what they should be until the employees do stand up for themselves.