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Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: Thanks Obama! ()
Date: September 19, 2013 06:56PM

Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms

Sep 19, 2013, 3:18pm EDT UPDATED: Sep 19, 2013, 5:02pm EDT

The Home Depot Inc. will end medical coverage for some 20,000 part-time employees, sending them instead to government exchanges, Bloomberg reported Thursday.
The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer is just the latest company to cut benefits before Obamacare exchanges are set to open Oct. 1.

Home Depot (NYSE: HD) employees who work 30 hours or fewer a week will no longer be offered limited liability medical coverage, Home Depot spokesman Stephen Holmes said. The Affordable Care Act defines part-time workers as those who work 30 hours or fewer per week.

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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: Gerrymanderer2 ()
Date: September 19, 2013 07:31PM

They have a greedy idiotic outspoken heartless Republican CEO. People should boycott Home Depot and start doing it now.

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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: hate chicken ()
Date: September 19, 2013 07:34PM

Gerrymanderer2 Wrote:
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> They have a greedy idiotic outspoken heartless
> Republican CEO. People should boycott Home Depot
> and start doing it now.


They get a computer in your cell already Floyd?

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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 19, 2013 07:38PM

Gerrymanderer2 Wrote:
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> People should boycott Home Depot
> and start doing it now.




Boycott Home Depot? Lowe's is lame, and there aren't any other options out there.

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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: Vexxxed ()
Date: September 19, 2013 07:54PM

Gerrymanderer2 Wrote:
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> They have a greedy idiotic outspoken heartless
> Republican CEO. People should boycott Home Depot
> and start doing it now.
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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: RJR ()
Date: September 19, 2013 07:59PM

I like Lowe's better anyway.

My guess is that the "coverage" that Home Depot offered it's part time employees was crap, and they're better off in the exchanges.

I could be wrong, but I'm betting that I'm right. I'm too fucking tired to try to check it out myself.

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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: RJR ()
Date: September 19, 2013 08:00PM

RJR Wrote:
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> I like Lowe's better anyway.
>
> My guess is that the "coverage" that Home Depot
> offered it's part time employees was crap, and
> they're better off in the exchanges.
>
> I could be wrong, but I'm betting that I'm right.
> I'm too fucking tired to try to check it out
> myself.


its


mutherfuker I am tired

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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: Meet your new dependents ()
Date: September 19, 2013 08:21PM

RJR Wrote:
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> I like Lowe's better anyway.
>
> My guess is that the "coverage" that Home Depot
> offered it's part time employees was crap, and
> they're better off in the exchanges.
>
> I could be wrong, but I'm betting that I'm right.
> I'm too fucking tired to try to check it out
> myself.


Likely so as most all part-time coverage goes. But at least it was paid.

Now you get to subsidize all of them.

Congrats, yours is a boy.

A 56 year old former Pascal programmer name Roy.


Lowes+Employee.png

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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: RJR ()
Date: September 19, 2013 08:26PM

Meet your new dependents Wrote:
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> RJR Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I like Lowe's better anyway.
> >
> > My guess is that the "coverage" that Home Depot
> > offered it's part time employees was crap, and
> > they're better off in the exchanges.
> >
> > I could be wrong, but I'm betting that I'm
> right.
> > I'm too fucking tired to try to check it out
> > myself.
>
>
> Likely so as most all part-time coverage goes.
> But at least it was paid.
>
> Now you get to subsidize all of them.
>
> Congrats, yours is a boy.
>
> A 56 year old former Pascal programmer name Roy.
>
>
> src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1MUrcI5h9cg/UQFd6r7
> 0ceI/AAAAAAAAEmM/8pwi777wMLs/s1600/Lowes+Employee.
> png" width="600">


Who says it was paid. You think there wasn't an employee contribution? I really fucking doubt if it was an employer paid benefit. But as I said, I'm too fucking tired, and now pretty loaded, to look it up.

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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: mark j ()
Date: September 19, 2013 08:30PM

If you voted for the Marxist Messiah, Obama, then you deserve what you get..


The writing has been on the wall since Teleprompter Jesus started to push for a single payer system...
now live with it.

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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 19, 2013 08:35PM

Meet your new dependents Wrote:
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> A 56 year old former Pascal programmer name Roy.





Why is he working at Lowe's....

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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: kTY69 ()
Date: September 19, 2013 08:42PM

eesh Wrote:
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> Meet your new dependents Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> > A 56 year old former Pascal programmer name
> Roy.
>
>
>
>
>
> Why is he working at Lowe's....


He quit after Home Depot canned his benefits.

But then Lowes will too...

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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: eLester ()
Date: September 19, 2013 08:45PM

Big business can dump their costs onto the taxpayer. That's what happened with Bush's Medicare Advantage and D plans. Home Depot is sending their employees to the government-subsidized health insurance system.

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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 19, 2013 08:46PM

kTY69 Wrote:
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> eesh Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Meet your new dependents Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> >
> > > A 56 year old former Pascal programmer name
> > Roy.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Why is he working at Lowe's....
>
>
> He quit after Home Depot canned his benefits.
>
> But then Lowes will too...



No, I mean why is a programmer working on the sales floor.

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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: Liberal Logic 28 ()
Date: September 19, 2013 08:50PM

RJR Wrote:
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> Who says it was paid. You think there wasn't an
> employee contribution? I really fucking doubt if
> it was an employer paid benefit. But as I said,
> I'm too fucking tired, and now pretty loaded, to
> look it up.


Contribution if different from paying 100 percent yourself.

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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: Of course ()
Date: September 19, 2013 11:04PM

eesh Wrote:
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> kTY69 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > eesh Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Meet your new dependents Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > >
> > > > A 56 year old former Pascal programmer name
> > > Roy.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Why is he working at Lowe's....
> >
> >
> > He quit after Home Depot canned his benefits.
> >
> > But then Lowes will too...
>
>
>
> No, I mean why is a programmer working on the
> sales floor.


He is unable to do the heavy lifting required in the stockroom.

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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 19, 2013 11:07PM

Of course Wrote:
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> He is unable to do the heavy lifting required in
> the stockroom.




No, I mean why is a programmer working at a home improvement store...

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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: Of course ()
Date: September 19, 2013 11:14PM

eesh Wrote:
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> Of course Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> > He is unable to do the heavy lifting required
> in
> > the stockroom.
>
>
>
>
> No, I mean why is a programmer working at a home
> improvement store...


Cause the project manager got the job at Starbucks.

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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: Vexxxed ()
Date: September 20, 2013 05:24AM

eesh Wrote:
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> Of course Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> > He is unable to do the heavy lifting required
> in
> > the stockroom.
>
>
>
>
> No, I mean why is a programmer working at a home
> improvement store...


His life was almost perfect. Great job doing very little for a lessor known electric car company in Mississippi.

Then Terry traded some visas for a big building in China and the next thing he knew...........Home Depot was the only place hiring.

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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: hjgretyty ()
Date: September 20, 2013 09:04AM

i will just pay the fine. i will not allow a medical tracking chip to be implanted under o'idiot care

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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: Jesus H. Christ ()
Date: September 20, 2013 12:17PM

hjgretyty Wrote:
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> i will just pay the fine. i will not allow a
> medical tracking chip to be implanted under
> o'idiot care

You people are so fucking stupid! How do you get through life?

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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: RJR ()
Date: September 20, 2013 07:10PM

mark j Wrote:
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> If you voted for the Marxist Messiah, Obama, then
> you deserve what you get..
>
>
> The writing has been on the wall since
> Teleprompter Jesus started to push for a single
> payer system...
> now live with it.


It's not a fucking single payer system. I'd have fucking loved it if he'd pushed a single payer system. It's the only thing that makes any sense. Obama has never favored a single payer system.

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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: lcyxc ()
Date: September 21, 2013 12:31PM

RJR Wrote:
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> mark j Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > If you voted for the Marxist Messiah, Obama,
> then
> > you deserve what you get..
> >
> >
> > The writing has been on the wall since
> > Teleprompter Jesus started to push for a single
> > payer system...
> > now live with it.
>
>
> It's not a fucking single payer system. I'd have
> fucking loved it if he'd pushed a single payer
> system. It's the only thing that makes any sense.
> Obama has never favored a single payer system.

Not true. He definitely does favor single-payer and has said so multiple times. He just knows that won't fly at the moment. The current changes as he, Pelosi, et al have noted is viewed as a step in that direction.

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Re: Home Depot cutting coverage for 20,000 as Obamacare looms
Posted by: Pass it to Read it ()
Date: September 22, 2013 08:50AM

This is all part of the plan. Really. To get companies to dump their employees onto the exchanges (either just pay the fine for non-coverage or pay a set amount for employees to buy coverage) then have the feds control the exchanges. Yes, I know they are state exchanges but once the feds start providing them block grants and that other nonsense, then they call the shots.

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