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Battle of the Sexes

the flash Wrote: Aug 14, 2013 8:09 AM
Take two leftist ideal non-for-profit hospitals, identical in every way, with each hospital having equal numbers of men and women in each job position and paying each one the exact same hourly wage. The hospital pays 100% of every employee's health insurance. Every employee gets 12 sick days a year that can be rolled over but not taken as pay unless you are sick. The hospital shares any profit with the employees as a pay raise, but also shares any losses with corresponding equal pay cuts. Now, take all the women from hospital A and switch them to hospital B, and replace all the vacant hospital A positions with the men from hospital B. The income of the two hospitals at the end a year will still be the same, but hospital A will be giving its employees a raise, and hospital B will be giving their all female staff pay cuts even though every single job position is being paid the same hourly wage. Why? Health insurance premiums at hospital B go up due to OB/GYNE benefits changes the group risk and rates. Hospital B discovers it now has twice as many women out on maternity leave and getting sick pay, which it has to cover with either overtime, expensive temp agency labor, or permanently hiring more employees, and hospital A discovers it has no one out on maternity leave and their insurance premiums have gone down.
jimmylynn Wrote: Aug 14, 2013 8:36 AM
Yes, but if they offer life insurance, those rates went up because men do not live as long as women and incurr a higher premium on life insurance. You get some....you lose some. I still think you are right though, health care costs would probably be much higher for women. They use health care much more than men do. Perhaps not their health care premiums since women demand the same rates except when it's advantageous for them not to.
aj59 Wrote: Aug 14, 2013 9:15 AM
What I wonder is, under obamacare, EVERYBODY, both men & women are going to be required to pay for health insurance that covers pap smears, breast exams and other GYN care. Men, who have absolutley NO need for such services will still have to pay for a policy that covers such. The real kicker is, such services are "free" to women. There are NO co-pays, and NO deductibles for those services. The only bright spot (ok, it's a false bright spot because no such thing will happen) is that ALL taxpayer subsidizing of Planned Parenthood should stop, because if taxpayer dollars are only used by PP for mamograms, and pap smears women will no longer have to frequent PP for those services; they'll be able to get them throught their federally mandated health insurance for "free". What will really happen, though is us taxpayers will be dinged twice for those services; PP will still get their billions, and then we'll also be taxed to pay for such services for women who get their health insurance through subsidized insurance exchanges.
jimmylynn Wrote: Aug 14, 2013 12:00 PM