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Health Care Change Is Coming!


And reform has nothing to do with it.

Many Employers To Raise Cost Of Health Benefits, Survey Finds

Though Americans who already have medical coverage may be wary of change, a new survey indicates that they may be hard-pressed to escape it — even in the absence of health-care reform.

As businesses contend with rising costs, many workers face an erosion of health benefits next year, according to an annual survey released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust.

Forty percent of employers surveyed said they are likely to increase the amount their workers pay out of pocket for doctor visits. Almost as many said they are likely to raise annual deductibles and the amount workers pay for prescription drugs.

Nine percent said they plan to tighten eligibility for health benefits; 8 percent said they plan to drop coverage entirely. Forty-one percent of employers said they are “somewhat” or “very” likely to increase the amount employees pay in premiums — though that would not necessarily mean employees would pay a higher percentage of the premiums. Employers could simply be passing along the same share of the overall increase that they are doing this year.

The authors of the study said the findings underscore the need for federal action to rein in costs.

Now then, let this serve as a catalyst for you to get out there and fight for the status quo.  Less coverage, higher costs, reduced services?  That’s how the  insurance companies like it.  Not be a good citizen and let your voice be heard in support of the current system and the astronomical profits of these private insurance companies.  Remember, socialism bad.  Private insurance companies good.

 They’re counting on you.

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