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Sep 11, 2013 11:35 AM

Trader Joes is Joining Wally World

Cutting benefits to part timers due to ACA.

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  1. "She said she pays only $35 per paycheck, or $70 per month, for a plan that generally covers 80 percent of her medical costs, carries a reasonable $500 deductible and includes prescription drug coverage."


    THAT is cadillac health care. jeebus. as a full-time worker for an international corporation i never had a health plan that cheap or that good.

      1. If you don't like Breitbart you might prefer the other "reliable" source.

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        1. re: beteez

          It's a bummer either way. How do other industrialized, first world nations manage to have a swell economy, living wages & health insurance for all?

          It's a miracle!

          1. re: linguafood

            have you looked recently at the economies of places like france, italy and spain? youth unemployment is 24%, 42% and 56%, respectively. hardly miracles.

            1. re: hotoynoodle

              Have you looked at the economies of Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway?

              Way to cherry-pick '-D

              1. re: linguafood

                in the eu, only germany, austria and the netherlands have youth unemployment rates lower than 10%. no cherry-picking necessary. sweden's rate is about 23%.

        2. From what I read, it sounded like the effected employees may wind up paying less than they are now. Too soon to tell probably.

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          1. re: c oliver

            Yes. From the admittedly little I have read it seems like TJ'S did their homework on this.

            1. re: C. Hamster

              So a company that has health benefits for it's employees is now cutting it simply because they're been told they have to??

              Is that what TJ's is doing??

              Do companies not realize that cost go up??


          2. There are many, many companies doing the same.

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