Mayor: Health care costs 'killing us' Richmond shops for new plan after 2011 claims

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    topped $6 million, leaving less than $51K in cash reserves
    11:21 PM, Mar. 10, 2012

    Richmond city officials have begun the search for affordable health insurance for city employees in 2013.

    Some wonder if there is such a thing in the U.S. anymore?

    Faced with soaring health care costs, costs that have bled city coffers almost dry, officials are looking to hire a consultant to start the process to find the cheapest rates and the best deals.

    The city is currently self insured, as is Wayne County and Richmond Community Schools. With self insurance, the city collects payment from employees for health care coverage and uses that money to pay medical claims and other costs.

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    They could always follow the Republican Plan:

    "Let Him Die!"
     
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    And I'm sure deanie weanie that you have a link to said "Republican Plan"?
     
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    You mean like IPAB? :eusa_hand:
     
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    I have the perfect solution the left swears by and even makes it a national issue.

    Require more freebees from insurance.

    It has to work even the Stalin-Grads here will agree.
     
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    ... as long as you can pay the premium or boot your partner all is well.
     
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    The results of Obama playing politics with America's health and energy, by creating something that so far has just trickled into play, where as in a strategical timed out way, he figured that he would allow things or push things to slowly develope, and just in the nick of time, so he could say, this is what I am doing (not have done) for this and for that, now re-elect me another 4 years. Meanwhile his playing around has cost main street so much hardship that it just isn't funny. Wake up America!

    I heard him on TV a minute ago, stumping and saying "I want equal pay for women, and this for an equal days worth of work"...How long has any canidate or politician been running that line during an election, and are still running that line, but has much changed in that area of womens lives over time ?

    It is just a feel good issue to do battle with, but when they get into office, nothing much changes if anything at all.
     
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    Sure.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PepQF7G-It0]Crowd Yells Let Him Die - YouTube[/ame]

    So far, this is the only "Plan" I've seen. Got another one?

    Well?

    Well?

    Thought so.
     
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    Paul Ryan's Plan:

    HERE
     
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    Haven't they disowned everything that made it into Obama's reforms? Kind of rules out the vast majority of that link.
     

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