Guilford county NC healthcare cost increases may cause benefit cuts, Obamacare costs, No pay raises in 4 years, Obamacare is causing prices to go up

Guilford county NC healthcare cost increases may cause benefit cuts, Obamacare costs, No pay raises in 4 years, Obamacare is causing prices to go up

“And so our goal on health care is, if we can get, instead of health care costs going up 6 percent a year, it’s going up at the level of inflation, maybe just slightly above inflation, we’ve made huge progress. And by the way, that is the single most important thing we could do in terms of reducing our deficit. That’s why we did it.”…Barack Obama

“However … health insurance rates and benefit coverage plan costs have continued to increase. As a result of those increases, county employees have experienced a pay decrease that has grown larger each year.”…Guilford County Interim Manager Sharisse Fuller

“Guilford (Large NC County) appears on it’s way to a third consecutive year with annual jobless rates in double digits. Economists say that likely hasn’t happened since the Great Depression.”…Greensboro News Record December 2, 2011

We warned you.

From the Greensboro News Record March 4, 2013.

“Guilford workers could see cuts to health benefits”
“Some county leaders say it’s possible — but they hope it can be avoided.

Guilford County commissioners are searching for where to save money as
the county faces a $41 million budget deficit. This month, the
commissioners plan to meet with representatives from UnitedHealthcare,
which manages health insurance for county employees, about how the
company can provide savings to the county.

The meeting has some commissioners nervous on behalf of employees they
say are already struggling.

“I am concerned that the purpose of that discussion will be to take
away some of the benefits that our employees now have,” Commissioner
Carolyn Coleman said. “They haven’t had a raise in four years. We
don’t have the same insurance that the Senate or the president have,
but it’s decent insurance. I think we owe it to them to provide the
best insurance we can.””

“The county has cut costs for the past two years by increasing co-pays,
deductible amounts and out-of-pocket maximums for employees.

“Over the last four years, no merit increases have been awarded to
Guilford County employees,” Fuller said Friday in an email. “However
… health insurance rates and benefit coverage plan costs have
continued to increase. As a result of those increases, county
employees have experienced a pay decrease that has grown larger each

““It looks to me like Obamacare is causing prices to go up and will
continue to make prices go up,” Henning said. “That’s something we’re
going to have to deal with, like everyone else in this economy.”

“The question is do you raise costs or do you cut services?” Henning
said. “Hopefully, we won’t do either. But health care costs are going
up for everyone. County employees aren’t immune.””

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30 responses to “Guilford county NC healthcare cost increases may cause benefit cuts, Obamacare costs, No pay raises in 4 years, Obamacare is causing prices to go up



  2. This has nothing to do with anything……..but it’s so dog gone cute! I couldn’t resist.

    Now………… back to your previous station.

  3. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Drudge’s top headline now –


  4. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    PS – The first 2 comments – intriguing and cute.

  5. Did you watch the youtube? You gotta watch it…………..It’s SO adorable! OK, here it is again.

    Now I will get serious and return to the subject at hand. Sorry CW.

  6. Drones are our friends………………..

  7. “1st time the pups had peanut butter.”

    “Ashleigh and Pudsey”

  8. may be worth a read…don’t have time right now but wanted to post

    enjoy…i hope

  9. Good afternoon CW et al.,

    Aside from a very rough week of being sick with pneumonia, I can only wonder a few things I ponder upon which I will bluntly point out! At what point through all this mess will the GOP oust Obama and expose him? My optimistic side says never, so long as the GOP believes there is a way of beating Obama at the polls, which we know where that led. Still, they deny the majority of their party in order to maintain some sense of dignity.

    My personal opinion is that you cannot lose what you never had! Call it a bad Chess move in the beginning; once done, you are forever on the defense. And I love chess.

  10. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Time for inspirational music. Public TV had the Piano Guys on last night. They wanted several hundred dollars for this. I found it on Youtube for zip.

  11. citizenwells

    William, take care.

  12. SueQ….. Please tell me that dog has been ‘photo opt’ some how??? Was funny though. 🙂

  13. oldsailor80

    You can rely upon the PI databases to snap up information just as soon as it is generated or made public. They usually have it all. It is up to the person who is doing the search to determine what part of the information is relavent . When searching PI databases you need to look for VERIFICATION of information which SHOULD BE THERE,,because if it happened they will have the information. If it DIDN’T happen they will NOT have the information. This by itself will ascertain the viability of a fact,or CERTIFY it as a complete lie. For instance the alleged marriage of Soetoro to Michelle Robinson. I ask … the hell can somebody having the legal name of Soetoro marry somebody and have the bride’s legal surname become OBAMA. So here we go again UP IS DOWN,but we have proven that there is a problem………hands down.

  14. William | March 4, 2013 at 4:52 pm |

    Hi William,

    Sorry to read that you got hit with Pneumonia; it’s dangerous at any age.

    I’m not sold on very many ‘vaccines’ however, the Pneumonia vaccine has been around for years and it’s tried and true; I got it myself when I was diagnosed with COPD and boost every few years.

    Once you’re fully recovered, please ask your doc about it. I don’t recommend many vaccines, but this one is safe and very much worth it!

    Take care and recover quickly :).

  15. oldsailor80

    The PI databases can be used to confirm information that SHOULD BE IN THE DATABASES. When the information is NOT IN ANY PI database there is plenty of justification to believe that the information is a LIE. Using a PI database to determine the validity of so called fact is an acccepted method of finding TRUTH. Superior Court actions upon Petitions for name change, if granted automatically become PUBLIC INFORMATION,and can always be confirmed by accessing a professionally managed PI database. When the information DOES NOT appear in the PI DATABASES you are justified in concluding that the indformation is false. In our search we carried it one step further. These fdolks being employees of a clerk know exactly where to look for any supporting,or conflicting information. We took that to a NATIONAL level. Yes it took a hell of a lot of patience ,time and some funding as well. But we got the job done after a year and a half. All of the Superior Court archives were searched for evidence of a name change petition having ever been filed for by Barry Soetoro between 1980 and 2000. We found no evidence of such an action having ever been brought by Barry Soetoro anywhere in the US or Canada. I believe that the results of this search does put us at the point of PROBABLE CAUSE.

  16. oldsailor80

    Sorry to hear about your pneumonia. In advanced age it becomes something to not take lightly. Eat a fresh orange every day,or drink a lot of OJ. Hope everything else is OK.

  17. Good Morning All. Hope you getting better every hour William.

  18. Thanks,

    I believe from now on I will begin taking the pneumonia vaccine. I cannot remember the last time I have been floored like this and never want a repeat of it. I worked through it last week, but nearly collasped this weekend. Getting better now that I am on some serious meds as of Monday, but still weak. Will most likely go back to work Wednesday. It is a joy to read everyones posts and CW’s main news page.

  19. citizenwells

    Pneumonia should be taken very seriously.
    I got the vaccine years ago after my second bout.

  20. citizenwells

    Good morning Zach, et al.

  21. I wonder,

    Why do we continue to receive conflicting reports on Wall Street and the Economy recovering? For example, Bernake claims in his congressional testimony defending supporting Wall Street with his 85 billion dollar a month and forced low interest as the correct policy, but states wall-street stocks are not over inflated and quite able to support themselves? If that were true, my question would be why continue to pump taxpayers dollars into something that is self-supportive?

    Then you have those such as Billionaire Warren Buffett that clearly state without the Federal Reserve dumping into wall-street, the economy would be devastated. One or the other is a lie, perhaps both…

    Lastly, were it not Obama himself that advocated against Wall Street for Main Street? And under his administration, has supported Wall Street more than all other Presidents combined and not a whisper from the liberal media…This is a bubble that will surely pop and felt like none other historically.

  22. Question,

    Does anyone understand what the “new plan” or “plan B” is pertaining to the Arizona investigation with Mike Zullo?

    Perhaps my fever has ran too high for too long as Im not understanding exactly what the “plan” is? I did read where they were invited to CPAC to meet with someone or a couple of law makers, but that is not a “plan” to me.

  23. CW,

    I completely agree, and a little late pertaining to pneumonia. It’s my fault, I let it get out of hand and put work first. It went from sinusitis and bronchitis coupled with stomach flu and I pushed over the counter meds for 5 days without seeing a doctor. It turned into a chest infection and pneumonia over the weekend. I ran a temp of nothing under 100.7 and as high as 103.2 for 3 days before I went to the doctor, nearly crawling. I won’t ever do that again and plan on getting the pneumonia vaccine from here on out in my life.

  24. SueK,

    I remember your medical posts pertaining to vaccines and you being an advocate of the pneumonia shot. Your expertise in this field has always been admired by all of us, I just should have taken your advice a little sooner on that one. 🙂

    As for other vaccines, I totally agree with you. What was interesting is that years ago I did some basic research on vaccines and was completely shocked by the reports and supporting data lay out and graphically displayed. It showed every manmade vaccine such as Polio, small pox, ect., and the deaths related every year up to the point of injecting people with the vaccine, the deaths afterword’s and the trends until now.

    What it showed was that from generation to generation of being exposed to the virus, every generation of the human adapted and resisted it, thus over many generations the virus was nearly eradicated. That is until they began injecting the vaccine into people and the death rate and exposure shot through the roof again. Now, it is back to where it was before mass vaccine injection. This was virus after virus.

    Quite shocking actually! But clearly shows they underestimate the human body’s ability to adapt in generations.

  25. Question,

    Did anyone see where the State of Washington had put to bills forward, one to legalize pot (marijuana) and the other to legalize homosexual marriage?

    That gives a whole new biblical meaning to the passage – if a man shall lay with another man, they shall be “stoned” to death. LOL..

    Pun intended. You just can’t make this crap up. 🙂

    The things Hydrocodone make you think of…

  26. citizenwells

    Well done with pun.

  27. citizenwells

    William, mine shot up to 105 rapidly the first time.

  28. William | March 5, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Morning, William,

    Hope you’re better today and even better tomorrow!

    The problem with some of the ‘newer’ vaccines is that we don’t have a history with them. We have no idea what will happen 25-50 years sown the road. the issue lately seems to be the ‘other ingredients’ which are added to the shots; we have no idea how the human body will react.

    If folks are ever considering any type of vaccine, research is key; once you’re injected with a vaccine, there’s no recalling it so information is paramount.

    Feel better soon!

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