Healthcare insurance

  1. What are some opinions about what is going on with healthcare insurance and how is this going to affect nurses?
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  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   meanmaryjean
    Homework?
  4. by   PixieRN1
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    Homework?
    ^^^^^^^ +1

  5. by   Rose_Queen
    What are your thoughts? Even if this isn't homework (although I have a strong suspicion it is), you should begin the conversation.
  6. by   Penelope_Pitstop
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  7. by   Atl-Murse
    Quote from Colleenj19
    What are some opinions about what is going on with healthcare insurance and how is this going to affect nurses?
    What is going on ?
  8. by   blondy2061h
    I like being a nurse because my employer gives me insurance.
  9. by   elkpark
    Quote from blondy2061h
    I like being a nurse because my employer gives me insurance.
    Weeeelllllll, your employer doesn't really "give" you insurance -- your insurance is paid for out of your earnings that you never see because your employer withholds them to pay for the insurance.
  10. by   kcochrane
    Hard to comment on this anyways until we know what the changes may be...if any.
  11. by   poppycat
    Quote from elkpark
    Weeeelllllll, your employer doesn't really "give" you insurance -- your insurance is paid for out of your earnings that you never see because your employer withholds them to pay for the insurance.
    My husband’s employer doesn’t deduct anything for our insurance & we pay almost nothing for doctor visits & $0 for meds. The benefits of being in the Teamsters Union.
  12. by   Orca
    Quote from kcochrane
    Hard to comment on this anyways until we know what the changes may be...if any.
    This is where I am. Congress can't agree on a plan, and until they do it is difficult to have an opinion on it. Generally speaking, we pay more for health care than any nation on earth, and our outcomes are middle of the pack. In my opinion, there should be a national system of some kind. Every other industrialized nation has one. In no other country is health insurance tied to employment, or is it allowed to exclude certain conditions.
  13. by   elkpark
    Quote from poppycat
    My husband’s employer doesn’t deduct anything for our insurance & we pay almost nothing for doctor visits & $0 for meds. The benefits of being in the Teamsters Union.
    Even if nothing shows up on your paycheck stub, the insurance is still part of your compensation; money that you earned but never see because it's being taken off the top and given to the insurance company. Employers don't "give" anyone anything.
  14. by   JKL33
    Quote from poppycat
    My husband’s employer doesn’t deduct anything for our insurance & we pay almost nothing for doctor visits & $0 for meds. The benefits of being in the Teamsters Union.
    To be sure, they have already presented the wages/salary in accordance with that fact.

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