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Training: Outreach to Businesses for NYHA (1000 Businesses Project) - Shared screen with speaker view
Richard Clements
01:21:30
OK to record? It says I need your OK.
Katie Robbins
01:22:49
yes
rana
01:22:51
yes
rana
01:23:16
i hear echo
Katie Robbins
01:24:38
You can leave questions here or text questions to Ling at 646-325-7286
catherinemcnary
01:33:51
Checkk out The New yorker Oct 2 “Is Health Care a Right” by Aful Gawande. excellent on The right of health care
Katie Robbins
01:37:28
It’s great that people are using this in blue and red areas of New York!
Bruce W
01:37:56
Yes!
catherinemcnary
01:41:30
Betty what will you do with the $100,000 you save. Will it create more jobs or profits or what
catherinemcnary
01:45:15
Can we use the video?
Katie Robbins
01:45:27
yes! the video is free at www.fixithealthcare.com
catherinemcnary
01:51:19
Can you tell us more about his training? Where get more information
Katie Robbins
01:52:11
Yes, we will ask him more about his training and circulate
Margaret
01:53:31
FIX IT movie is an incredible tool! Can someone explain what the current obligation is , under state & federal law, for businesses to provide insurance plans to their employees? Is there an obligation for employers to cover a certain percent of premiums right now? Also, not sure if I understand how "Obamacare" plans bought on the exchange play into employer sponsered plans?
Katie Robbins
01:55:02
The ACA set a minimum coverage requirement for businesses with over 50 FTE
Katie Robbins
01:56:12
I don’t think there is a minimum premium contribution, but the average is about 70-80% of premiums
Katie Robbins
01:56:31
^that employers pay and employees pay the rest of the premiums
Bruce W
01:57:24
Agree. Matches my experience.
Katie Robbins
01:57:25
businesses under 50 FTEs have no obligation to provide insurance and if they don’t it is usually b/c of cost
Katie Robbins
01:57:46
1/4 of small business owners are actually uninsured themselves
Katie Robbins
01:57:52
again b/c of cost
Margaret
01:58:53
Which toolkit is being referred to for the spreadsheet for business owners to look at costs?
Katie Robbins
02:00:28
Ling will share the toolkit as soon as it is finalized
timothyfrasca
02:02:43
I’d like to hear about approaches to businesses that do not provide health insurance, which is the most frequent type in my neighborhood.
catherinemcnary
02:03:08
Are there more economic studies to support the ACT other than the major one stated in your literature?
catherinemcnary
02:04:01
Do we have an update on Single payer efforts national by state?
rana
02:05:05
i also would like to hear about what Tim is asking about
Margaret
02:05:42
I have the same problem-most business I approach have said they pay 0 for their employees right now for they see this as an increase.
Bruce W - Long Island
02:07:26
Here is one of my favorites from Cornell...
Bruce W - Long Island
02:07:32
https://mobile-nytimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/07/upshot/why-single-payer-health-care-saves-money.amp.html
catherinemcnary
02:11:23
what is vince’s email?
Ling Koh Hsu
02:11:53
Vince Mondillo, director of Fix It
Katie Robbins
02:12:00
"vmondil ." <mondillovideo@gmail.com>
catherinemcnary
02:13:22
Have a Law firm that could benefit from the video. They are now paying $22,000 per family
Margaret
02:13:26
They seem to think it's fine that their employees are on Medicaid or some other form of government subsidised plan. I have tried to point out that it would save them so much on their own plans that it may allow them to cover a small group of employees through NY Health without an overall increase in their costs. Also I point out how much of their property taxes are actually paying for those Medicaid plans (nothing is free)
Katie Robbins
02:14:12
GREAT Points Margaret
rana
02:14:28
yes I did not know about the property tax connection
Margaret
02:15:06
In my county it is 70% to medicaid
Richard Clements
02:16:16
I ran a company in Canada before coming to the USA in 1982. There I didn't even have a line in my financial statements for health insurance!
catherinemcnary
02:17:47
Dutchess County pay s 30% to Medicaid
timothyfrasca
02:19:23
Thanks, very helpful, have to go!
catherinemcnary
02:19:33
WWII Roosevelt started it to appease the employees wanted more pay in the war so employers started it
Kevin Ketchum
02:20:06
"The Healthcare Movie" provides some history about how Canada and the U.S. diverged with how to provide health insurance coverage.
Margaret
02:20:26
I've been trying to find out how businesses who have part time employees that have a 2nd job would be handled under NYH?
Bruce W - Long Island
02:20:51
Why the USA did what we did for healthcare... Another article that may be of intrest...
Bruce W - Long Island
02:20:54
https://qz.com/1022831/why-doesnt-the-united-states-have-universal-health-care/
Katie Robbins
02:21:52
^Margaret — the funding would be based on payroll regardless of the number of hours they work
Richard Clements
02:22:38
There is a great video available "Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story" that has the history of how Canada got single payer.
Margaret
02:23:10
So their hourly wage would determine their bracket?
Bruce W - Long Island
02:23:28
BC/BS was non-profit and collected premimus vs. payout for benefits was over 90 percent. They were connected with most hospitals and paid out about 80% of the bill. Balances were then "forgiven." So these plans added value...