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They quit their jobs,
thanks to health-care law

Washington Post, by Sandhya Somashekhar

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 2/8/2014 9:29:21 PM

Count Polly Lower among those who quit their jobs because of the health-care law. It happened in September, when her boss abruptly changed her job description. She went from doing payroll, which she liked, to working on her boss’s schedule, which she loathed. At another time, she might have had to grit her teeth and accept the new position because she needed the health benefits. But with the health-care law soon to take effect, she simply resigned — and hasn’t looked back. “It was wonderful. It was very freeing,” said Lower, 56, of Bourbon, Ind., who is now babysitting her

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/8/2014 9:32:06 PM     (No. 9725045)

She doesn´t have to work, because everyone else is supporting her. How freeing!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: plex, 2/8/2014 9:40:33 PM     (No. 9725054)

The fact that these people don´t consider that those who work are paying for her insurance really bugs me.

Of course she is in for a shock when she finds out that she needs money to pay for health care, what?? The premiums may be subsidized but the deductible is not... yet.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NMPatriot, 2/8/2014 9:53:32 PM     (No. 9725065)

Typical liberal American airhead! When the time come for her idiotic decision to bite her in the butt, she will blame the (democRat light) republicans.

I will bet her ex-boss is happier than she is about her resignation though!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: John c, 2/8/2014 10:02:33 PM     (No. 9725072)

Part of the media concentrated effort to make Obama look good.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: trapper, 2/8/2014 10:03:05 PM     (No. 9725073)

Great. Now I´m carrying HER on my back too. How many more? 2.5 million? No problem. Pile them on too. How many are we carrying now? Hope they appreciate the free ride.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 2/8/2014 10:16:13 PM     (No. 9725080)

Propaganda by the Obama loving Post. What are these people living on ? The article makes no mention of their income, whether the husband works, etc. Only that they are being subsidized by OTHER people´s taxes. SHE feels liberated, whereas we feel imprisoned, by the Government´s policies.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Northcross, 2/8/2014 10:25:04 PM     (No. 9725087)

Isn´t America great. No need to work. Somebody else will pay your way. Until they decide not to work. Then what?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Distorted, 2/8/2014 10:27:57 PM     (No. 9725089)

Leeches of the world Unite! Have I got a program for you.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/8/2014 10:28:21 PM     (No. 9725090)

She was able to quit her job, but keep the benefits that her job paid for? That is my reservation. I do not want to use my pay check to pay for other people´s insurance premiums.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Beca, 2/8/2014 10:35:25 PM     (No. 9725094)

Leave it to the WAPO to spin this garbage

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dittohead, 2/8/2014 10:36:23 PM     (No. 9725095)

So what are they saying, her only expense in life is healthcare? How stupid these people are.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 2/8/2014 10:38:22 PM     (No. 9725097)

FTA:Lower acknowledged that it has been harder to make ends meet without a steady paycheck. But she said there is no way to quantify the peace of mind she feels, now that she isn’t tethered to a job she hates and can help her daughter, a single mother

No income and she´s celebrating. What happens when she realizes there´s a $5,000 deductible every year? And what happens when premiums soar because so many people are getting a ´free´ ride?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: saraguay, 2/8/2014 10:42:59 PM     (No. 9725099)

doesn´t she have other bills to pay? my husband (and i, as well) work and his job pays for the insurance but his income pays for many other things: electricity, heat (oil), food, gas, cable, and on and on. the whole article is nonsense.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: DaddyO, 2/8/2014 10:48:05 PM     (No. 9725102)

She could have really lucked out and been fired because of Obamacare.. then she´d have more time to spend with her family.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 2/8/2014 11:16:34 PM     (No. 9725118)

I´m looking forward to all the degenerate Marxists at the Wapo quitting their useless jobs so we don´t have to read ridiculous crap like this any more!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: flatwater, 2/8/2014 11:28:59 PM     (No. 9725122)

Unemployment is good for the economy.

So is becoming a freeloader who live off the sweat and hard work of others.

So say Communism´s cheerleaders at the WhiteWash Post.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: smcchk, 2/8/2014 11:38:31 PM     (No. 9725129)

There should be a "I´ve Had It Day" when all the producers of the nation take a day off. It would remind the government and their dependents who really keeps this country running.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Delilah, 2/9/2014 12:01:29 AM     (No. 9725133)

She has no deductible as she´s on Medicaid. Just like my good for nothing lazy nephew is. And millions more. And just as my stepson and his wife get subsidized premiums now for work done in the underground work force.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/9/2014 12:15:48 AM     (No. 9725135)

We either have public employee unions bankrupting cities and towns or we have people like this expecting to live a life of leisure on the back of other hard working people. What has happened to our country? People have no shame.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 2/9/2014 12:55:21 AM     (No. 9725143)

How are those knees holding out, Sandhya?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 2/9/2014 1:24:48 AM     (No. 9725147)

at some point we all will go Galt

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Reply 22 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 2/9/2014 3:53:49 AM     (No. 9725162)

There are two sides to this and as usual the liberals see only one side, that some people will benefit.

On the other side, the one not considered by liberals. are the people who pay taxes and supply the government with the money it is handing out. As they grow fewer and fewer at what point do the free loaders outnumber the tax payers?

I guess this has already happened and explains our huge debt. At some point we can no longer borrow or print money.



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Reply 23 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/9/2014 4:37:23 AM     (No. 9725171)

I´m surprised nobody has thought of the tactic that they use when they´re not happy. Strike. A Taxpayer Strike, say on April 15, with mobs burning their 1040s might start to get their attention.

They´re pretty smug making all these demands on the producer class precisely because we´re so compliant. You know, like sheep happy to be shorn regularly. If the magic wool wasn´t handed over so placidly and so reliably, the chances for an attitude adjustment might improve considerably.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/9/2014 6:35:25 AM     (No. 9725211)

If she quit her job for BarryCare and no longer works, BarryCare automatically puts her on Medicaid which means she pays nothing, nada, zilch. She probably gets food stamps, a cash card, Section 8 housing, HEAP, etc. What a life of the lazy who prefers to suck off the livelihood of the working person.

I always wondered, what would happen if every worker quit and went on Medicaid, Welfare, etc.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/9/2014 8:29:18 AM     (No. 9725305)

Or, they may have more people like the prior poster who is happy to justify free-loading off the hard work of others.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: AltaD, 2/9/2014 11:34:30 AM     (No. 9725573)

I read some of the comments on the WaPo site and a few people did ask what #11 on this site asks -- is health insurance these people´s only expense? No one answers that question.

I did read page after page of Dem talking points -- people will be free to follow their passion, spend time with family, go to school, start a biz. No mention of how these "free" people will fund their endeavors nor why they can´t do these things while still employed.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Distorted, 2/9/2014 12:08:53 PM     (No. 9725609)

Wasn´t a much stated reason for Democare to stop the freeloading emergency room people from tapping the public till? Now, the effect is to drive them onto a program that pays them subsidies before they run to the emergency room. We have installed a program to prepay the leeches, but the leeching remains and is now institutionalized.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/9/2014 9:08:10 PM     (No. 9726019)

#17, great idea. How about we make it April 15th?

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