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#Obamacare Watch: University of Virginia to cut spousal benefits.
Shocking (please note that I am being sarcastic):
The University of Virginia said Wednesday that it will stop offering health insurance to some employees’ spouses because of rising costs under ObamaCare.
The university said the Affordable Care Act will add $7.3 million to its healthcare costs next year. It indicated that it could face additional costs in the future because of the law’s tax on especially generous insurance policies.
In an effort to cut costs, UVA’s healthcare benefits will no longer be available to some employees’ spouses.
Basically, if you’re a UVA employee and your spouse has healthcare elsewhere the university won’t extend coverage to him or her. The university has also discovered that when the Democrats were indulging in demagoguery about ‘Cadillac plans‘ that they meant organizations like the University of Virginia; so if you’re a UVA employee, be prepared to see either your coverage get cut or your rates to go up – or both! – before the end of the decade. Because this is what happens when the federal government decides to ration health care.
And if you’re a Democratic UVA employee, let me note: this is what you voted for. I am genuinely sorry that your wife and/or husband may end up not getting the health care that they need because their employer health insurance isn’t as good as yours, but elections have consequences.
Moe Lane (crosspost)