County Mayor Jim Coppinger on Thursday morning presented a $197.4 million no-tax-increase budget to the County Commission that includes no employee pay increases and a step down from the current "Cadillac" insurance plan.
He said recent new county employees have been placed on a co-insurance plan, while longer term employees were on a more lucrative co-pay plan. He said all will be shifted to co-insurance.
County Mayor Coppinger said employees would not notice much difference in doctor visits, but would be on an 80/20 plan for more serious health treatment.
He said under the Affordable Health Care Plan if the county stayed with its "Cadillac" plan it would be penalized starting in 2018.
We need to cap tuition at all medical schools, cut university housing costs, cut the pay of professors, reduce the cost of textbooks, tax the presidents of all universities at 75% on earnings above $500,000, etc. Doctors and nurses should not come out of school with debt. Better yet, they deserve a free education.
We want free healthcare, they should get a free education, free housing for life, free automobiles, free groceries, free utilities, free offices, etc. Let's get a real grip on healthcare.
The TFP really danced around the school lunch program losing $1.2 million because students balk at the new healthy menu. http://chattanoogan.com/2013/4/11/248791/County-School-Students-Balk-At-Healthy.aspx
alprova said... No one is calling for a total disarmament of the people.
I said nothing about disarmament. I said, How has gun control worked out in Australia? The video does point out that disarmament has been a failure. If disarmament is a failure. How can anything else be a success? What will the definition of mentally ill be? A grieving widow that sought the short term services of a psychiatrist? An OCD clean freak? Someone taking a prescription anti-anxiety drug for atrial fib or occasional high blood pressure stress relief? Things are not always what they seem to be.
alprova said... If you guys gotta have something that makes you feel manly, go out and buy yourselves a porno and a penis pump and have a blast.
You have mentioned health problems in the past and may need porn and a pump. I am thankful for good health and no need for a pump at this time.
How has gun control worked out in Australia?
Gun Control - Watch What Happens When Guns Are Banned.
Next should be Fleischmann, Corker, and Alexander. Yes, I am a Republican.
Still no plan?
Easy... Talk about it with your partner. Nobody else matters.
The good teachers I know are looking for other career options. They won't stay 30 years. Most get no respect from Central Office, parents, students, etc. They are tired of working 14 hour days and 8 hours a day on weekends to do a thankless job. They won't stay 15 years. The retirement situation has been resolved for the younger teachers. Doing 12 plus months of work in 9 months is worth getting the summer off. Thirty years ago, yes but not today. They have no time for their own children.
Mr. Berke should put Chattanooga on the Sandy Springs, Ga model and outsource everything.