Ohio teachers threaten strike because they are being switched to Obamacare

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Finding out what’s in it: Teachers in Reynoldsburg, Ohio have announced that they will go on strike rather than accept a school contract offer that takes them off employer health insurance and forces them onto Obamacare.

The school board says it wants to give cash payments to teachers to buy their own health insurance on the “new state insurance market.” Ohio did not set up a state exchange which means teachers would need to purchase their insurance through the federal exchange under this plan.

That federal exchange is Obamacare.

The comments at the link are entertaining, as they all recognize the irony of this story: These teachers and this union almost certainly supported Obamacare and Obama. They did it brainlessly, for partisan reasons, without considering for one second the real life consequences of the law their Democratic lords were writing and passing, consequences that conservatives desperately tried to explain to them. Now they have to live with it, and they don’t like it.

The sad part of this, however, is that you can safely rely on them to still vote Democrat in the next election. If you are brainless once, what will make you have a brain later?


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  • Tom Billings

    “If you are brainless once, what will make you have a brain later?”

    If you meant *use* a brain, instead of inventing fantasies to justify that “this time they’ll be able to make it work, so I’ll vote for them again”, then the only thing that will do that is pain. Pain is all that cuts through determined human fantasies built to make you feel you are bonded to group X. Oxytocin is a *potent* shaper of human behavior.

    Some teachers in Wisconsin, some of whom have left their union in the last 2 years , are a step ahead of these folks. It’s only one step, but a big one. The next will be breaking openly with “The Party”, which might lose them there jobs at a low enough seniority level.

  • mpthompson

    Obama says it’s time to eat your peas. So start eating…

  • wodun

    Well, there is nothing forcing them to go through the exchange. Insurance is still sold on the open market. Unless their contract actually forces them to go through the exchange, which I doubt, then that would be messed up.

  • pittcaleb

    Love it!

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