With health law, workers ponder the I-Quit option

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Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014 10:29 am | Updated: 5:37 am, Mon Mar 24, 2014.

CHICAGO — For uninsured people, the nation’s new health care law may offer an escape from worry about unexpected, astronomical medical bills. But for Stephanie Payne of St. Louis, who already had good insurance, the law could offer another kind of escape: the chance to quit her job.

At 62, Payne has worked for three decades as a nurse, most recently traveling house to house caring for 30 elderly and disabled patients. But she’s ready to leave that behind, including the job-based health benefits, to move to Oregon and promote her self-published book. She envisions herself blogging, doing radio interviews and speaking to seniors groups.

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  • Jospeh Tafoya posted at 8:27 am on Mon, Mar 24, 2014.

    Jighead Posts: 75

    There is no surprise here. Obama Care is designed to take productive people and make them unproductive. That way they can apply for more government handouts while they pursue there inner self. Then when election time comes around they know who butters their bread. Government dependency is what this is all about. That is whats at the core of "social justice", but what happens when the haves realize they can get aboard the gravy train too? Total collapse of a productive society.

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 11:01 am on Fri, Mar 21, 2014.

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    So now Obamacare is going to turn productive members of society into script writers and bloggers? Somehow I'm not sure that's a positive step forward.


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