2011 SEBAC Agreement: All about taxes and funding the uninsured plan??? Ever heard of ERRP???

Ct. state employees— is opening the 2017 Agreement to make changes to our health and pension plan  all about taxes??? Does this also explain the $100 surcharge you’d be asked to pay to keep your current plan instead of changing over to the  mysterious,  and so far undefinable HEP plan?

http://cpaprotectplus.com/blog/2011/01/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-health-care-reform-cadillac-tax-part-1-of-2/

Did you know about the ERRP program/fund??? It was new news to me…

http://blog.heritage.org/2011/03/08/obamacare-subsidizes-health-benefits-for-state-and-local-government-retirees/

http://blogs.courant.com/connecticut_insurance/2011/03/connecticut-received-191-milli.html

http://www.errp.gov/

it was supposed to last until 2014 and is almost out of money after operating for only little over a year  

http://biggovernment.com/vmariano/2011/05/04/under-obama-running-out-of-money-is-a-success/

http://www.hfma.org/templates/blogpost.aspx?id=25895

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2011 SEBAC Agreement: Crisis in Connecticut- The SEBAC Scandal.wmv — VOTE NO!

 Info available  to all on line … get informed through your own research!…  Union leaders/execs have their own interests in all of this!  VOTE NO!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CvZVVDaKiM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

 we have Leo Canty’s Agenda here:

http://canty2010.wordpress.com/health-care/

for info on Dan Livingston, Bob rinker and Sal Luciano see this blog post https://wisdomovertime.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/sebac-2011-and-possible-conflicts-of-interest-of-union-negotiators/

http://ctpeoplebeforeprofits.blogspot.com/2009/05/dan-livingston-accepts-merrilee.html

 

and other agendas here:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/afl-cio-leader-gladly-accepts-communist-party-award/

http://www.golocalprov.com/politics/Unions-Democrats-and-Communists-One-Big-Angry-Family/

2011 SEBAC Agreement: “Power to the People”

Black Eyed Peas, Mary J Blige, and John Legend perform “Power to the People.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUbvYMweQy0

or if you prefer John Lennon’s  original…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppCt-ZwEN1s

you have the  freedom to choose!

2011 SEBAC Agreement:Connecticut State Employees, take your medicine like good patients!

 
If  the proposed health insurance  “plan”  is run  like the SEBAC talks, Agreement formation , and lack of transparency …..it might  look and sound, and result in  something like this:
 
“You’ll take your medicine as we prescribe, under our watchful management…we think it’s the best treatment for you….trust us …only we know what’s best for you.
                                       If you don’t  comply,
the consequences will be  “unimaginable” ( Dan Malloy’s word)
 
What happened to collective bargaining?
 
State employees….”see the forest for the trees” here. While “the devil is usually in the details”, this time it’s  the “elephant in the living room” !
 
 
 
 
 

2011 SEBAC Agreement and Possible “Conflicts of Interest” of union negotiators

More interesting information Connecticut State Employees may not know.

I’m not sure how the negotiations could have been considered to be “performed in good faith”  and truly on the behalf of State Employees when at least two negotiators have what I see conflcits of interest directly tied to their Positions on Boards of Directors and their positions in negotiations for Ct. State employees. (Whether these are legal conflicts of interest I’m not sure.)

The first is  Sal Luciano, president of Afscme, Council 4, who also sits on the Board of Directors of SustiNet

http://www.raisinghale.com/2011/05/09/two-union-negotiators-earn-as-much-as-malloy/

and the second (more important) …

it would appear that the Head Negotiator, Dan Livingston is on the Board of Directors of  CHART (Connecticut Health Advancement and Research Trust)  of Connecticut

“CHART was created in 1999 as a result of the settlement of a lawsuit brought against the for-profit Anthem Insurance Co. during its merger with the non-profit Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Connecticut. The settlement also required the creation of a second, separate foundation, The Anthem Foundation of Connecticut, Inc. (now Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut). The purpose of the Foundation is to support CHART’s mission, principally by making grants that will further the goals established by CHART.

“CHART is a research, development and education organization that hosts forums on various issues related to health care policy in Connecticut. Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, Inc., supports CHART’s mission by making grants, developing public policy and supporting research to further the vision of quality, affordable health care for all Connecticut residents.”

 

Together with Universal Health Care Foundation, CHART has changed the debate from whether universal health care is possible, to how to achieve the quality, affordable health care system that is best for Connecticut.

 

Meet the CHART Board of Directors

http://www.universalhealthct.org/about-board.php

http://www.universalhealthct.org/publications.php

also associated with sustinet Kevin lembo and Nancy Wyman who are listed as co-chairs of SustiNet
 
and Bob Rinker
 This is a very long report but well worth a scan (on page 49 you’ll find a letter regarding Healthcare System Change by Executive director of CSEA SEIU Bob Rinker).
sites  also of interest
 
 
 
 

SEBAC Agreement 2011: 2 billion dollar giveback revealing itself Connecticut State Employees ???

Is the  2 Billion dollar amount State employees are being asked to giveback really only a deficit due to the implementation of SustiNet???

SustiNet not in Gov. Malloy’s original budget http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/ctnj.php/archives/entry/malloy_administration_moves_forward_with_exchanges/

from the article by Christine Stuart | Feb 25, 2011

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said that he considers SustiNet, the state’s best shot at a public health insurance option, a legislative initiative. Because he views it as such he didn’t include it in his budget, which has some health care advocates wondering exactly where his administration will come down on that proposal and possibly federal health care reform.

and the request from Ct. Unions for $2 billion on givebacks….

http://www.yankeeinstitute.org/2010/03/obamacare-for-ct-to-bust-budget/

HARTFORD – The Connecticut version of Obamacare called SustiNet could add more than $2 billion in new annual spending to the state budget with no means to pay for it, a new study by the Yankee Institute finds.

Dr. SustiNet’s Prescription for Big Government Healthcare” rings the alarm about how much the ambitious government-driven heath care plan passed over Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s veto in 2009 is likely to cost Connecticut taxpayers. The report finds SustiNet’s backers significantly overstated the number of uninsured in Connecticut, dramatically understated the likely costs of SustiNet, and ignored many of the effort’s likely negative side effects.

Highlights of the report:

• Connecticut spends $4.1 billion a year on its existing taxpayer-funded state health care
programs, including Medicaid and three state health insurance programs
• SustiNet will cost Connecticut taxpayers at least $2 billion more in new, annual government
spending
• 90 percent of Connecticut residents have insurance coverage.
• Of the 343,000 people who do not have health insurance, most are either eligible for existing
government-sponsored health insurance programs, can afford some form of health insurance and choose to forego it, or are only temporarily without coverage.
• SustiNet underestimates the cost of expanding the HUSKY program; understates the cost of subsidizing insurance; ignores the tendency of taxpayer-subsidized insurance plans to cause those with existing private insurance to switch to government plans; and ignores “adverse selection,” by which new enrollees have higher medical expenses than current enrollees.
• SustiNet’s unpleasant side effects will include higher taxes, reduced employment, longer waits, higher costs, fewer choices, and rationing.

“Connecticut residents who are worried about the big government health care bills being debated in Washington should be just as concerned about SustiNet,” said Fergus Cullen, executive director of the Yankee Institute

Closer to the truth about the SEBAC Agreement for Connecticut State Employees

Getting closer to the truth about the State Employee Concessions Agreement and one part of what we’re voting for????Read the below links…this is interesting,.educational and enlightening for the Taxpaying private sector and State Employees (who are Taxpayers, also! ) Wish I had seen these when they were originally published!
 
 
 
 
 
So it would seem that Governor Malloy wants to change State employee insurance so non profits can “buy in” at a more affordable rate…but not the public sector. Could explain the hard line stance on “compliance” in the union framework, as a healthy group of people would be needed to offset the expenses and claims of those not so. I would sure hope that those non profits proposing to”buy in” would be held to the same standards and premium penalties for non compliance as they would be asking State Employees to maintain, and be forced to sign a compliance agreement as well!
….and State Employees are being “threatened” with layoffs, punitive fines for non compliance,  and the public is being ” threatened” with cuts to programs and reduced state services ….all so this can occur?!
 
Doesn’t the State Employees Campaign for Charitable Giving already exist?
 
 (A reminder too that non profits do not pay taxes)
 
Are our benefits truly  “unsustainable”  or are they ” unsustainable ” in light of this proposed buy in, and the future public option?
 
Of course the 2017 agreement would need to be opened first…to allow any of this to take place….and I am hearing more and more “NO’s” everyday….mostly “NO’s” at this point.
 
VOTE NO! … if only for the displayed lack of transparency and dishonesty of this process by the Union Leaders  and the Malloy administration !
 
To SteveHC…. I don’t approve the comments of “online Trolls”…