Ok Trekkers, Don't Forget To Sign Up For Mandatory Obamacare Oct 1st

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  1. SantaEddie74

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    Re: Ok Trekkers, Don't Forget To Sign Up For Mandatory Obamacare Oct 1

    Have you considered the possibility of getting part-time work of less than 40 hours per week to supplement your family's income and help out a little with a few of the bills if nothing else? Also, even a part-time job would give you a little bit of extra pocket money that you wouldn't need to rely on your parents to provide you and that little bit of greater financial independence might make you feel a little more confident and self-assured.

    Seasonal holiday work is coming up because of the Christmas retail season. It might not be a lasting position, but there might be a local retailer in your area who would be hiring part-time and/or Holiday positions, and many pay above minimum wage. Just a suggestion, dude. A little bit would be better than nothing.
     
  2. MacLeod

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    Well to be fairmany years ago, When I sued to work Afternoons, I would sleep until 10:00 or so. But then again I wouldn't be gogin t bed until 01:00-02:00. Your body adjusts t it. Shame it's not like that when you do various shifts.

    And I have done some graveyard shifts (as I would call them when you are working overnight). But not that many, a few weeks worth when I was overseeing a refit overnight. And giving some training in 24hour stores.
     
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  4. Squiggy

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    Re: Ok Trekkers, Don't Forget To Sign Up For Mandatory Obamacare Oct 1

    You win.
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    Cue the fireworks.
     
  5. BillJ

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    Re: Ok Trekkers, Don't Forget To Sign Up For Mandatory Obamacare Oct 1

    :techman:
     
  6. SantaEddie74

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    Re: Ok Trekkers, Don't Forget To Sign Up For Mandatory Obamacare Oct 1

    Thanks. Thanks a lot. Now we're going to have to quarantine and decontaminate the entire board.
     
  7. Coloratura

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    Re: Ok Trekkers, Don't Forget To Sign Up For Mandatory Obamacare Oct 1

    You could learn computer repair, do some work out of your home on the side. That's what I do, since I take care of my mother 24/7. It doesn't bring in much, but anything helps, and you never know when that extra $15 or $20 might buy food for a few days, right when you need it most.
     
  8. Tora Ziyal

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    Re: Ok Trekkers, Don't Forget To Sign Up For Mandatory Obamacare Oct 1

    Amazingly, some people actually care about others not getting screwed, too. In fact, some of us even spend our careers helping other people.

    :bolian::techman::bolian:
     
  9. Scroogourner

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    Re: Ok Trekkers, Don't Forget To Sign Up For Mandatory Obamacare Oct 1

    I'd just like to know what kind of response Kirk55555 would get from his parents if he asked them if he should get a job to help out.
     
  10. Trekker4747

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    Re: Ok Trekkers, Don't Forget To Sign Up For Mandatory Obamacare Oct 1

    Federal Minimum Wage is $7.25 an hour, Washington's Minimum Wage is $9.19 an hour we'll use that number.

    Because of the corporate mandate -though delayed a year- anecdotally (though with some personal experience I've seen this actually happen) part-time workers in some companies are being restricted to 29 hours a week so they don't have to be provided with insurance. 29 hours a week times $9.19 an hour is $266.51 before taxes. After taxes it'll probably be around $199. (I went with 25% of the check going to various federal, state and any local taxes. It's about what my checks come out to before the deductions for my 401(k) and insurance)

    $200 a week isn't much, sure, but for a family that seems to be living tight it can be quite a bit. It can turn a living day-to-day just to be here to something a bit more enjoyable. Buying the types of foods not covered by food stamp programs, maybe a nice trip to a restaurant or a movie? Hell, upgrade from basic cable to one of the entry-level packages and get a DVR and OnDemand stations. I don't know what individual health insurance costs, $50 a month? $100? Hell making $1000/mo might still qualify you for Medicaid.

    And I'm sure the parents would appreciate the help from their adult-son who's living with them.
     
  11. MacLeod

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    I suggest moving back onto topic the PPACA and US Government shutdown. Whilst we may disagree with Kirk5555's position, it's not really what this thread is about. Many will have the opinion that there is a difference between those that can't work and those that won't work. But surely that should be left to be debated in a seperate thread.
     
  12. iguana_tonante

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    Re: Ok Trekkers, Don't Forget To Sign Up For Mandatory Obamacare Oct 1

    Well, thankfully you have nothing useful to do in the morning, so that's ok.

    And some of them are even in this thread. As I've said, living in Italy I get my healthcare from our national health service, and while there are issues here and there, my experiences with it have been outstanding, and it's ranked as one of the best in the world. I have nothing to gain from the ACA, but I fully support it because I have American friends and it's a huge step for the US, trying to address some of the biggest issues in the US abysmal record regarding access to health care.

    Also, there's always actually reading the law and thinking with your own head, but I guess that's science fiction.

    I usually avoid playing the armchair psychologist, but if his comments are representative of his actual worldview, sounds like kirk5(...)5 suffers from some kinda of clinical depression. Maybe the ACA will cover it!
     
  13. ichab

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    Re: Ok Trekkers, Don't Forget To Sign Up For Mandatory Obamacare Oct 1

    ACA isn't Universal Health Care. Not by a long shot. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Coloratura

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    What we need to switch to is Universal Healthcare. The ACA is a decent step, but it's definitely not the total solution. Still, for the moment, this is what we have to work with, and I believe it will benefit a lot of people. Hopefully, we can move forward from here.
     
  15. Captrek

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    It would be pretty close to universal, if not for all the red states refusing the Medicaid expansion.
     
  16. SantaEddie74

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    I imagine in the long run a lot of them will cave and accept the expanded funding if they don't publicly want to. When enough of their citizens see that the ACA isn't some forced internment camp with leeches and mandatory amputations and they start clammoring for expanded Medicaid services under the new rules then many of these dickheaded Republican governors who generally sympathize with the Tea Party will change their minds out of political necessity.

    Accept funding, or get themselves and their party voted out of power.
     
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    Re: Ok Trekkers, Don't Forget To Sign Up For Mandatory Obamacare Oct 1

    Wow, did TNZ reach it's bandwidth limit or something and this is why we're getting the overflow here? :p
     
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    Re: Ok Trekkers, Don't Forget To Sign Up For Mandatory Obamacare Oct 1

    I'm glad things are looking up for you, Peach. :)
     
  19. Alidar Jarok

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    Re: Ok Trekkers, Don't Forget To Sign Up For Mandatory Obamacare Oct 1

    The poster who started the thread wasn't a TNZ member, so it makes sense to start it here.

    Misc. can be an appropriate place to discuss even political topics provided everything is civil and no one tries to bait other posters into getting warnings. There have been people who have come close (and people who have gotten warnings), but there's been some informative discussion here too about the mechanics of the Affordable Care Act. It's an undeniably complex law that most people don't know a lot about, so it's good to be better informed so you can understand your rights and obligations under it and just how it will benefit you (for many, many Americans, it'll benefit directly. For others, the intended benefits are indirect in slowing the increase in health care costs).
     
  20. Leroy

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    Re: Ok Trekkers, Don't Forget To Sign Up For Mandatory Obamacare Oct 1

    I agree although his opinion on ACA is relevant since similar sentiments have been why it's been so difficult to reform the healthcare system in the US over the years.

    That's true but it's enough to get a foot in the door for much better reforms and to prove that the country won't turn into a post apocalyptic mad max hellscape despite what some say.

    True I wish states weren't allowed to refuse it, unfortunately in my home state (WI) is doing just that making it hard for people to get any coverage if they fall in an income gap.
     
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