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Cuomo’s dad learned paying teachers more won’t work

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Cuomo’s dad learned paying teachers more won’t work Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in his Jan. 9 State of the State address, said that excellent teachers should be paid more (up to $15,000 per year) and that they should be used to mentor new teachers. No argument here! Excellence should always be rewarded, encouraged and used as a model for others in the field. But I have news for the self-appointed advocate for New York state’s schoolchildren: ...

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January 20, 2013
8:04 a.m.

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Peter Marucia-President Obama's health care "reform" according to him will lower rates and provide more coverage. And you can keep the same provider if your employer didn't drop your coverage. The problem with socialism is eventually you run out of other people's money.

January 20, 2013
3:45 p.m.

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Peter Marcucia: Maybe it would help if you shopped around. My wife and I have to purchase an individual health plan because we do not have one provided to us by an employer or government. However, our monthly premium in 2013 for the same health plan we had in 2012 was lowered $103 per month - about an 8% reduction. Plus our per person deductible for this year was reduced by $2000, to $4000 per person for the year. Last year the per person deductible was $6000 per person for the year. The health plan's representative told me this rate reduction was due to the preliminary affects of the Affordable Care Act. Must be that they've figured out a way to keep their profits and still reduce the cost to their clients, because it would surprise me if they are selling at a loss. So the ACA is so far working for people like me.

January 21, 2013
12:14 p.m.

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Ronzo, you should provide more details about your plan. I would guess that you are the only couple in NYS whose rates were reduced for an identical prior year plan. It is more likely that your benefits have been dramatically reduced or you were were being overcharged in the previous year.