In a stare-down with House Speaker Sal DiMasi, the business community was the first to blink. Sadly their members could be paying the price for decades.
You call a measly 295 bucks a year “blinking”? Compared to the cost of actually doing the right thing and offering comprehensive insurance — you know, the kind that actually keeps people healthy?
For an employee that works, say, 1,900 hours a year, $295 comes out to a raise of 15.5Â¢ per hour. Cryin’ yet?
And the Herald conveniently forgets that someone was paying for these folks’ medical care. Who was that? Oh yeah — us. Where’s our sad little violin section? And how about the Friendly’s employees: Who’s playing the Symphony of the Uninsured for them?
Ah, priorities. I hope the Herald, Mitt, and Travaglini have as much energy for keeping health care costs from rising another 10-15% this year as they’ve had for keeping uninsuring employers from paying 15.5Â¢ per hour.