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Pay Cut "Because of ObamaCare and Jerry Brown"

  1. 0 My boss just let me know that my rate of pay is going down a couple of dollars an hour because of obamacare and a new law from Jerry Brown. (I'm in CA) Has anyone else heard or going to be affected by this? I pretty much told her if that's the case I won't be working there much longer.
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  3. Visit  cdsavannah59 profile page
    #1 1
    I have not heard of this myself, but I live in Georgia. ( I am a former California resident myself) I wonder if the pay cut is because something about the Ca law is requiring more money to be paid out by your employer, therefore your employer is taking a part of it from your wages. You are justified in wanting to seek another job if that's the case. Those types of jobs you will never advance far in wages anyway. Now is the time to start searching for the new job if your wages are getting cut. do not quit the one you got until you get another job.
  4. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
    #2 22
    Your pay rate is decreasing because your employer can get away with it in this sluggish economy. They are merely blaming it on 'ObamaCare' and Governer Brown because these two entities are convenient excuses to do what they have always wanted to do for so many years: slash wages and reduce staff.
  5. Visit  Stephalump profile page
    #3 15
    I think it's a load of crap to blame it on "Obamacare." Your pay rate is being decreased because your employer doesn't want to decrease HIS (or more likely, their) payrate to make up for extra insurance costs.
  6. Visit  wirehead profile page
    #4 4
    The Jerry Brown reference is most likely Proposition 30 which passed in Nov of 2012 causing California State to have the most progressive income tax rates of all the US states. Not only are taxes high, but fuel, and utilities add the cost of doing business as well. As for the Obama Care reference, if you consider that one-third of all the people on welfare in the nation reside in California, and the effect of the expansion of the Medi-Cal under the new ACA guidelines, the cost has to be made up somewhere. I believe that California has lost the most private insurance policies under the ACA because the burden is too great on employers to cover the increased premiums, and many small business owners will prefer to pay the penalty rather than cover their employees. It's not surprising that your rate of pay has decreased, and if you pay for insurance, don't be surprised if you lose it, or pay a higher premium. California will not be unique in this aspect, eventually it will affect us all, our pay rates will decrease or stay the same, and the work load will increase when you add all these new people to the system. There are some good aspects of the ACA, but it was rushed through, not well planned out, and the billions wasted on the junk website is disgraceful.

  7. Visit  lovenotwar14 profile page
    #5 2
    Quote from wirehead
    The Jerry Brown reference is most likely Proposition 30 which passed in Nov of 2012 causing California State to have the most progressive income tax rates of all the US states. Not only are taxes high, but fuel, and utilities add the cost of doing business as well. As for the Obama Care reference, if you consider that one-third of all the people on welfare in the nation reside in California, and the effect of the expansion of the Medi-Cal under the new ACA guidelines, the cost has to be made up somewhere. I believe that California has lost the most private insurance policies under the ACA because the burden is too great on employers to cover the increased premiums, and many small business owners will prefer to pay the penalty rather than cover their employees. It's not surprising that your rate of pay has decreased, and if you pay for insurance, don't be surprised if you lose it, or pay a higher premium. California will not be unique in this aspect, eventually it will affect us all, our pay rates will decrease or stay the same, and the work load will increase when you add all these new people to the system. There are some good aspects of the ACA, but it was rushed through, not well planned out, and the billions wasted on the junk website is disgraceful.
    Agree
  8. Visit  MrsKasandraByrd profile page
    #6 0
    I'm in Alabama and my pay rate is also being decreased. I am also being told it is because of Obamacare.
  9. Visit  Pangea Reunited profile page
    #7 4
    Lies! Lies!
  10. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
    #8 3
    Quote from Pangea Reunited
    Lies! Lies!
    Agree...but how many are going to agree with it and allow for wages to decrease, instead if fighting back against this nonsense????
  11. Visit  SeaH20RN profile page
    #9 5
    I moved out of California be cause of all the taxes. Moved to Florida, no state tax. Work home health and after a year and a half they cut my pay. You just can't win! We deserve higher wages for the work we do and work load we carry. Where is nursing going? I see a decrease of wages for sure. You have to specialize. I'm currently going for wound care specialist. Good luck. Let us know what u decide ,
  12. Visit  i_love_patient_care profile page
    #10 0
    I was about to ask her what specific law, but stopped myself. I have an offer for private duty without an agency, and I'm taking it. I was going to be loyal to my agency, but obviously they care about the almighty dollar. I'm in home health, and they keep sending me to crazy people with weird living arrangements anyway.

    I know there isn't a lot of career advancement unless I become a nurse. I have friends that are either on waiting lists forever, or take on a huge student loan debt for nursing school. Then, the ones that have finished nursing school either take forever to find a job, or haven't even found one yet (with a BSN). With all of these pay cuts, and the fact that most employees won't back up either nurses or caregivers/CNAs and appreciate all the hard work we do, I cannot see myself staying in this profession as a career.

    I care about my patients/Residents, and have given my all to make sure they are happy, safe, comfortable, and dry... As someone who has a passion for helping others, it is very unfortunate that right now there is no appreciation for that. Rant over. Ugh.
    Last edit by i_love_patient_care on Nov 16, '13 : Reason: added more
  13. Visit  i_love_patient_care profile page
    #11 0
    Quote from MrsKasandraByrd
    I'm in Alabama and my pay rate is also being decreased. I am also being told it is because of Obamacare.
    I'm sorry to hear that
  14. Visit  wirehead profile page
    #12 2
    Of all the health care professions, the ACA will hit nurses & CNA's the hardest because all providers (our employers,) will be seeing less reimbursement while their expenses are increasing. As nurses and CNA's we all know we spend the most time caring for our patients, and are not compensated nearly what we're worth. Florida and Texas are 2 great alternatives as far as not having a state income tax, and every little bit will help nowadays! I too did homecare, I left and went to sub-acute, but will be going back to home care because the ACA will essentially push patients out of the hospital, sub-acute setting into home care as much as possible because it simply costs less to care for patients at home. While this can be a good thing in some cases, it can be very risky in others because I think more borderline patients, and patients who should not be discharged will be to save a penny! Wound care certification is on my radar too, there aren't that many around, and they are in high demand.

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