Thank you Obamacare!

It’s a feature, not a bug. And as expected, the bill that HAD to be passed for us to find out what was in it, serves its master’s true purpose:

United Parcel Service Inc. plans to remove thousands of spouses from its medical plan because they are eligible for coverage elsewhere. The Atlanta-based logistics company points to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as a big reason for the decision, reports Kaiser Health News.

The decision comes as many analysts are downplaying the Affordable Care Act’s effect on companies such as UPS, noting that the move reflects a long-term trend of shrinking corporate medical benefits, Kaiser Health News reports. But UPS repeatedly cites Obamacare to explain the decision, adding fuel to the debate over whether it erodes traditional employer coverage, Kaiser says.

Rising medical costs, “combined with the costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, have made it increasingly difficult to continue providing the same level of health care benefits to our employees at an affordable cost,” UPS said in a memo to employees.

Get it? The analysts – read Obama WH sycophants – are downplaying the disastrous effects and consequences of a law the democrats rammed down our throats. They have to do that because contrary to the bullshit that Obamacare’s main purpose was to get affordable healthcare to everyone, the real purpose of this monster was to damage and outright destroy as much of the existing private healthcare infrastructure as possible, so people would be left with no choice to let government take over healthcare. With the left it has always been about the single payer system that gives government control of 1/5th of our economy – there is some massive money in healthcare, and these numbers are growing at a phenomenal rate each year – and of the life & death decisions.

Private healthcare involves despicably evil profits, which to moronic collectivists means private insurers are into it to kill people and drink their blood, so let’s have unaccountable government bureaucrats we already know would abuse and misuse the power of government to further the left’s agenda have the power to choose who wins and who loses. Because that’s the only way collectivists think “social justice”, the big bugaboo that allows them to justify anything from indoctrination to mass murder and imprisonment of the serfs, can be meted out, is by government bureaucrat fiat.

Have no doubt that this monstrosity of a law was written to wreck the system. Again, from the article, we get:

According to Kaiser, UPS told white-collar workers two months ago that 15,000 working spouses eligible for coverage by their own employers would be excluded from the UPS plan in 2014.

UPS expects the move, which applies to non-union U.S. workers only, to save about $60 million a year, company spokesman Andy McGowan said.

The health law requires large employers to cover employees and dependent children, but not spouses or domestic partners, Kaiser adds.

Please explain what good such a ludicrous distinction would accomplish other than push for single parent families? That’s another one of the collectivist’s most cherished pillars of the faith. Single parent families tend to need lots of government support, and that means even more control of these sheep. See the pattern yet? This kind of crazy is not accidental, I tell ya.

Anyway, bend over, grab them ankles, and enjoy the shafting you UPS nonunion workers. You don’t have enough clout to ask your donkey buddies for an exclusion, so you are going to feel the pain. Yet another built in feature of the left’s agenda. That these horrible things that are now becoming apparent from this beast are happening could be all coincidental, but that they always seem to directly or indirectly favor those very things that destroy the existing fabric of our society in the way that benefits the big government collectivists the most, statistically speaking, seems to imply design. Destroy what exists so there is no other option seems to always rear its ugly head with these massive “do-good” laws the left straddles us with, but we cannot criticize them because they mean well. Or, at least, they tell us that’s what they meant…

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  1. Hal_10000

    No surprise. Our university is doing the same thing. $100 per month surcharge if your spouse could get insurance elsewhere.

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  2. AlexInCT *

    No surprise. Our university is doing the same thing. $100 per month surcharge if your spouse could get insurance elsewhere.

    Why, pray tell, would people that kept harping about how everyone gets to keep the service they have today, do something like this? Should we believe that they simply didn’t realize their bill was doing this? I mean there is incompetent, and there is stupid, but this goes beyond incompetent AND stupid. No, the only possible answer is that it was by design. And that’s when people that can think for themselves should start wondering what the end game is all about…

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  3. salinger

    No surprise. Our university is doing the same thing. $100 per month surcharge if your spouse could get insurance elsewhere.

    This policy was going on with many companies way before Obama-care kicked in. Conversely I know of businesses that give a kickback to folks whose family members get their insurance elsewhere.

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  4. hist_ed

    Been on my wife insurance for three years. Last year they started charging $50/month for me because I have access through my job. They also instituted a healthy choices program requirement. Once a year we have to log in and chart stuff for 6 or 8 weeks (if you work out 3 times a week and log that in that satisfies the requirements). Doing so gets you “gold” coverage-85%, smaller deductible, etc. I screwed it up last year* and we now have “silver”: 75% coverage.

    *Their week was from Saturday to Friday. I logged in Saturdays to chart the stuff I had done in the previous week. Because it was after the week closed, none of this stuff counted. No one told me, nothing indicated this was happening, we just got our coverage reduced for this year for all of us (wife, four kids and me).

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