In a letter mailed to employees late last week, the company cited the overhaul as part of the reason it is asking some 90,000 nonunion workers to pay significantly more for their health plan next year. A copy of the letter was obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
“The newly enacted health care reform legislation, while intended to expand access to care for millions of uninsured Americans, is also adding cost pressure as requirements of the new law are phased in over the next several years,” wrote Rick Stephens, Boeing’s senior vice president for human resources.
Boeing is the latest major employer to signal a shift for its workers as a result of the legislation, which expands coverage to more than 30 million uninsured people and ranks as President Barack Obama’s top domestic achievement. Earlier, McDonald’s had raised questions about whether a limited benefit plan that serves some 30,000 of its employees would remain viable under the law. That prompted the administration to issue McDonald’s a waiver from certain requirements under the law.
Spokeswoman Karen Forte said the Boeing plan is more generous than what its closest competitors offer, and the company was concerned it would get hit with a new tax under the law. (Source: AP)
So much for the promise of being able to keep your current plan …
So much for the promise of lower health insurance costs …
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- ObamaCare and Boeing (freedomeden.blogspot.com)
- ObamaCare forces Boeing to reduce coverage for employees (hotair.com)
- Cost pressures from ObamaCARE cause Boeing to require employees to pay more for their medicial benefits (fireandreamitchell.com)