Blames medical inflation…
These morons pushed Obamacare and then tell their employees that it’s medical inflation that forced them to raise their costs. Lying douche bags. If you are still a member of AARP, I can’t see why you would continue with them. They have helped screw over America and you’re an accomplice.
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
WASHINGTON – AARP’s endorsement helped secure passage of President
Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Now the seniors’ lobby is telling
its employees their insurance costs will rise partly as a result of the
In an e-mail to employees, AARP says health care premiums will increase by 8 percent to 13 percent next year because of rapidly rising medical costs.
And AARP adds that it’s changing copayments and
deductibles to avoid a 40 percent tax on high-cost health plans that
takes effect in 2018 under the law. Aerospace giant Boeing also has
cited the tax in asking its workers to pay more. Shifting costs to
employees lowers the value of a health care plan and acts like an escape hatch from the tax.
“Most plan co-pays and deductibles have been
modified,” Jennifer Hodges, AARP’s director of compensation and
benefits, wrote employees in an Oct. 25 e-mail. “Plan value changes were
necessary not only from a cost management standpoint but also to ensure
that AARP’s plans fall below the threshold for high-cost group plans
under health care reform.”
AARP officials said medical inflation is the main reason employee costs will be going up. The health care law is “a small part,” said David Certner, legislative affairs director.
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