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State call center deal revived after last-minute negotiations

Original post made on Mar 18, 2013

The county brokered an agreement late Wednesday with leaders from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 512, overcoming a stalemate that had jeopardized the county's chances of hosting the call center and the 205 jobs that come with it.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 15, 2013, 10:26 AM

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Posted by PSMacintosh
a resident of Danville
on Mar 18, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Here we go.
Now we'll begin to see the Government bloat and union paybacks involved in this new DemaCare Health Bill.
How can it possible deliver better healthcare at lower costs?
Good luck to all of us as we pay more and more to get less and less and work longer and longer as we eventually become "slaves" to the Government.

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Posted by louise
a resident of Danville
on Mar 18, 2013 at 3:25 pm

PSMacintosh: And you'd rather be "slaves" to corporations? Worse yet, do you want YOUR health care options regulated by "for Profit" entities such as drug companies? I am neither Democrat nor Republican, I'm a commonsense baby boomer who despite working/saving all my life find myself unable to afford health care in retirement. There is a an eye opening program: “Escape Fire: Saving the American Health Care System” or read this article: Web Link
Our healthcare is in shambles. How can you not agree? This crisis is NOT a political issue, it’s a human one. I wish people would start recognizing it as a problem that needs to be solved, instead of continuing the blame game rhetoric that our political party leaders want us to get caught up in…. Yeah, I know, our partisan politicians have served us “well”. I’d love to end with an LOL, but it’s not a laughing matter.

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Posted by Rick Pshaw
a resident of Danville
on Mar 20, 2013 at 10:19 am

So this health care call center will be able to answer all our questions about Obamacare?

Bet me.

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Posted by Dave
a resident of Danville
on Mar 20, 2013 at 8:39 pm

My experience with private insurers has been that, when seeking to get health care claims paid, or an error corrected, I've had to navigate Kafka-esq labyrinths that go on for two years or more, with no one person able to solve the problem. I doubt that a government-run call center could be any worse.

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