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LSA  
#1 Posted : Friday, June 29, 2012 6:12:26 AM(UTC)
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Obamacare will likely impact the OPM organization and as such all the Federal Employee Services I.e. Timely Retirement Processing, FEHB effects. See the last paragraph in the link provided below:

i.e.

..."Changing Role of OPM 

One other possible impact on federal employees will be the changing
role of the Office of Personnel Management. OPM used to be considered
the "federal government's personnel office." It still is in many
respects but that role is changing. OPM plans to sign contracts with
health care insurers in fiscal 2013 to provide coverage to millions of
uninsured Americans as Obamacare requires OPM to set up multi-state plans on "affordable insurance exchanges."

This could mean that OPM will now be providing services for millions,
perhaps tens of millions, of new clients. How this new job will impact
the role of OPM and the services it provides to federal employees and
retirees remains to be seen but it is hard to see how it will lead to
OPM serving the federal community more efficiently than it does now.
Former OPM director Linda Springer has said that OPM is not up to the
job and not structured for a task of this magnitude with the result that the agency would be overwhelmed.

Without a doubt, its new role will require resources, people, and
time and, for those in the federal community, our best hope is that the services from OPM do not decline."


http://www.fedsmith.com/article/3483/what-impact-will-health-care-ruling.html






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Fed1969  
#2 Posted : Friday, June 29, 2012 6:18:31 AM(UTC)
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I trust with this new Obama Care role, OPM will create new positions with opportunities for advancement.
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#3 Posted : Friday, June 29, 2012 11:49:11 AM(UTC)
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I see nothing but good coming of this.  my health care provider has all ready started hiring more doctors and RN's
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Habu  
#4 Posted : Saturday, June 30, 2012 2:05:56 AM(UTC)
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I see nothing be good coming of this.  my health care provider has all ready started hiring more doctors and RN's


This is precisely why we need to vote NObama out of office!
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#5 Posted : Saturday, June 30, 2012 2:29:31 AM(UTC)
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you believe because health care for everyone is good and health care providers are hiring that you want romey?
 
I am confused.
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Habu  
#6 Posted : Saturday, June 30, 2012 2:38:25 AM(UTC)
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you believe because health care for everyone is good and health care providers are hiring that you want romey?
 
I am confused.


It is an unconstitutional mandated tax. It is another example of this administration overstepping the role of government.
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#7 Posted : Saturday, June 30, 2012 2:40:39 AM(UTC)
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Fed1969 wrote:
I trust with this new Obama Care role, OPM will create new positions with opportunities for advancement.
 
It will probably take a while for them to get up to speed, though. Also I wonder if their budget has been increased accordingly. The only thing I really know for sure is that I am glad that I am retired and finalized. I am especially glad that I am not working at OPM (never did).
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#8 Posted : Saturday, June 30, 2012 5:29:22 AM(UTC)
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Habu wrote:
postalvet wrote:


you believe because health care for everyone is good and health care providers are hiring that you want romey?
 
I am confused.


It is an unconstitutional mandated tax. It is another example of this administration overstepping the role of government.
 
congress has the right to tax the american people 16th amendment, how is this unconstitutional?
 
and the tax on those without health insurance is not as much as my share of health coverage.
 

Q: How much will the “tax” penalty be for going without health insurance?

A: The minimum assessment will be $695 per person (but no more than $2,085 per family) in 2016, when fully phased in. The amount can be higher depending on income. But there are exemptions for low-income persons and others.

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#9 Posted : Saturday, June 30, 2012 6:06:25 PM(UTC)
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I say why vote someone out who is looking to help people, when the other side had it they did nothing to help people. always saying the businesses would create it. This I see that is crazy talk. businesses are to make money and sell products and create needs for wants but not needs. I hope you get it which I truly think you won't. god help you Habu.

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#10 Posted : Sunday, July 01, 2012 3:28:32 AM(UTC)
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nightstalker2 wrote:
I say why vote someone out who is looking to help people, when the other side had it they did nothing to help people. always saying the businesses would create it. This I see that is crazy talk. businesses are to make money and sell products and create needs for wants but not needs. I hope you get it which I truly think you won't. god help you Habu.



NObama is not looking to help people. He is looking to strip people of more money through yet another tax on the middle class to give to people who don't want to work and live off of America the new welfare state. Why give health insurance to lazy people who sit around looking for the next government freebie?
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#11 Posted : Sunday, July 01, 2012 3:41:10 AM(UTC)
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postalvet wrote:
I see nothing but good coming of this.  my health care provider has all ready started hiring more doctors and RN's
The Law was affirmed on Thursday and you already see more Doctors and Nurses? What plan are you with?
 
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#12 Posted : Sunday, July 01, 2012 8:13:21 AM(UTC)
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November 06 will be the day when the American people decide if they want to continue with the Obama Care idea.  That will be the day when we all decide if we want to continue down the path to socialist ideas or move back to being a capitalist society.  I for one vote for capitalism.  Smile  That said, the American people will speak on decision day (November 6). 

<br />"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." - Margaret Thatcher<br />
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#13 Posted : Sunday, July 01, 2012 10:59:41 AM(UTC)
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I see nothing but good coming of this.  my health care provider has all ready started hiring more doctors and RN's
The Law was affirmed on Thursday and you already see more Doctors and Nurses? What plan are you with?
 
 
the law was affirmed but parts of it had allready taken effect and my large HMO is ahead in the game.
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Habu  
#14 Posted : Sunday, July 01, 2012 12:34:24 PM(UTC)
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kcman wrote:
November 06 will be the day when the American people decide if they want to continue with the Obama Care idea.  That will be the day when we all decide if we want to continue down the path to socialist ideas or move back to being a capitalist society.  I for one vote for capitalism.  Smile  That said, the American people will speak on decision day (November 6). 



We the People need to make the change. NObama likes to take about change so he should also like the fact that we the People will be electing a new president come November. Habu2012-07-01 20:40:08
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#15 Posted : Sunday, July 01, 2012 11:07:38 PM(UTC)
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Obamacare will have a negative effect on small businesses and will almost certainly further damage the fragile economy. 
Nothing is free, and someone will have to pay for adding an additional however many million to healthcare plans.  We just no longer have the money to keep paying for more and more and more.  It is both parties that have put our country in the bad financial shape that it is in.  I did not see the Democrats fix anything in the first 2 years of Obama rule when the Democrats controlled everything.  It is time to cease the deficit spending, and it appears more likely that Republicans are more apt to do that.  Obamacare does nothing to fix the problems in health care.  Where is the tort reform to stop all the frivolous lawsuits?  We all pay for the out-of-court settlements for lawsuits that had no real basis.  A pill goes through rigorous testing before FDA approval.  If you take the pill knowing the possible side effects, why should you have any right to sue the manufacturer?  This country is definitely not on the right track.  Obama is only taking us further off-track.
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#16 Posted : Sunday, July 01, 2012 11:25:43 PM(UTC)
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So pick someone other than the DEM or GOP.  That is the only way the people can take this country back.

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#17 Posted : Sunday, July 01, 2012 11:45:53 PM(UTC)
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Space Cadet wrote:
Obamacare will have a negative effect on small businesses and will almost certainly further damage the fragile economy. 
Nothing is free, and someone will have to pay for adding an additional however many million to healthcare plans.  We just no longer have the money to keep paying for more and more and more.  It is both parties that have put our country in the bad financial shape that it is in.  I did not see the Democrats fix anything in the first 2 years of Obama rule when the Democrats controlled everything.  It is time to cease the deficit spending, and it appears more likely that Republicans are more apt to do that.  Obamacare does nothing to fix the problems in health care.  Where is the tort reform to stop all the frivolous lawsuits?  We all pay for the out-of-court settlements for lawsuits that had no real basis.  A pill goes through rigorous testing before FDA approval.  If you take the pill knowing the possible side effects, why should you have any right to sue the manufacturer?  This country is definitely not on the right track.  Obama is only taking us further off-track.


Well said and agree 100%. Thumbs Up The key is "Nothing is free"  As long as nearly 1/2 of Americans pay no income tax, and they will continue to rely on the tax paying public to pay the tab.  We cannot afford to continue spending money we as a country do not have.  Take a good long hard look at Greece and decide if you want to be in the same situation down the road (letting our children and grandchildren of the tax paying public pay the tab). 
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#18 Posted : Monday, July 02, 2012 12:02:19 AM(UTC)
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Folks, I find the direction of this forum thread and posts off-topic. If you are going to debate election year presidential politics and candidates, do it somewhere else or watch your favorite political commentator on tv. There are surely enough places to deal with that stuff outside Federalsoup. If you are going to post about likely measurable impacts to OPM or federal retirees, I'm cool with that.
Today's story in Fedsmith says that most federal employees or retirees will not be seeing much change in their health care costs or taxes http://www.fedsmith.com/article/3483/what-impact-will-health-care-ruling.html . Even many of those 250,000 feds without coverage due to low salaries should get receive help in paying for it through the new plan. I worry more about the effective expansion of OPM.
Habu  
#19 Posted : Monday, July 02, 2012 12:28:06 AM(UTC)
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tigerseye wrote:


Folks, I find the direction of this forum thread and posts off-topic. If you are going to debate election year presidential politics and candidates, do it somewhere else or watch your favorite political commentator on tv. There are surely enough places to deal with that stuff outside Federalsoup. If you are going to post about likely measurable impacts to OPM or federal retirees, I'm cool with that.

Even many of those 250,000 feds without coverage due to low salaries should get receive help in paying for it through the new plan. I worry more about the effective expansion of OPM.


The title and subject of this thread involve the negative effects of Obamacare. Everyone is voicing their opinions and thoughts. Please do not try to suppress free speech or the new open idea policy and discussion on this forum. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Let the discussion and debate begin once again!    
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#20 Posted : Monday, July 02, 2012 1:35:08 AM(UTC)
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