When you step back and look at the totality of this, I dont think its ever going to work, Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a news conference on Capitol Hill today. There are all types of health http://www.newera.com.na/2013/11/15/teaching-profession-sacrifice/ insurance policies out there based on your financial circumstances and how much risk youre willing to take, and so the idea that the federal government should come in and create a one size fits all for the entire country never was going to work. The House is expected to vote Friday on the Keep Your Health Plan Act , which would allow people to keep their current health insurance plans in 2014 without penalties. You know, the president promised the American people that if you like your health care plan, you can keep it, Boehner said. The president has an opportunity over the next couple of weeks to keep his promise. Boehner said he was encouraged by momentum in the Senate, where a similar bill introduced by Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is picking up a handful of Democratic co-sponsors, including Sens. Dianne Feinstein, Joe Manchin, Mark Pryor, Kay Hagan and Jeff Merkley. This is not about politics, Boehner said. These are about real people in our districts that are being harmed by Obamacare. Its time to fix this law. Asked whether Republicans aim to fix the health care law or address problems as they emerge in the coming months, Boehner emphasized his responsibility is to protect the American people from a law Republicans believe is harmful.
(This also suggests that few people will be able to get well-paying jobs as butlers to the super-rich.) You might brush this off as a consequence of the recent recession, but it fits into an alarming trend that began about 25 years ago. According to recent research by the World Bank, members of the global upper-middle class (in practice, the middle-class in developed countries) were the only people who missed out on substantial real income gains from 1988 through 2008. Trade and mechanization obliterated well-paying manufacturing jobs, and the health-care and education jobs that replaced them paid much less . Economists have found that there was basically no net job creation between 1990 and 2008 in those parts of the U.S. economy subject to foreign competition. The growth that did occur in the period was in finance, government, health care and education — sectors where it’s difficult to measure productivity, or where productivity is very low. No wonder anthropologist David Graeber was tempted to speculate that there may be someone “out there making up pointless jobs just for the sake of keeping us all working.” Just think of finance, where many innovations mostly seem to be about devising clever new ways to extract fees .