Friday, November 21, 2008

Timberlake Is Here from the State to Help You!

Uh huh.

BadgerChoice, a program under development at the state Department of Health Services, would connect small business owners and their employees with other small businesses to buy private health insurance as one large group in order to qualify for lower premiums.

The program would affect businesses with 50 or fewer employees. Whether businesses that size would be required to participate or whether individuals would be required to buy the health benefits has not yet been decided. However, Karen Timberlake, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, said it is her preference that the program be mandatory of small businesses with 50 or fewer workers.

Mandatory.

You WILL spend $1200/month/family or $500/month/single coverage for each of your employees if you do business in Wisconsin.

Und you vill Like It!! Seig!

2 comments:

Andy K. said...

Unrelated, but thought you might enjoy:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/21/obama.cell.phone/index.html

Headless Blogger said...

I wonder how this will affect the 2 Wisconsin employees of my Boston based employer? Sooner or later they will quit trying to deal with the smorgasbord of state rules they must comply with and dump our excellent health care plan. I'll end up with DoyleCare shoved up my you-know-what.