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  •  What do you pay? I pay $528/ month - teacher (5+ / 0-)
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    snakelass, barbwires, GANJA, miss SPED, dle2GA

    union member state employee, for a family of 3.  AND the state pays an additional $11K.

    I pay 24% of my take home pay to a health insurance company, and we still have a deductible and co-pays.

    "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they were amazed at Him. Mark 12:17

    by bkamr on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 10:48:49 AM PST

    •  We pay a bit more than that, but if we had any (1+ / 0-)
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      kids it would double.  Husband is a librarian.  This is common at any libraries except in large cities.  Spouses not covered and must pay own way.  

      That master's degree costs a fortune too

    •  British international schools (1+ / 0-)
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      Record numbers of teachers are quitting the UK to work abroad, raising fears of an exodus that will leave British schools understaffed.

      The number of qualified teachers who have left to take up posts in schools overseas where the national curriculum is the same as in England and Wales has risen by 26% in three years, new figures reveal.

      There are now 74,264 teachers from the UK in such schools - known as British international schools. That number is equal to almost 14% of teachers in UK state schools.

      Brummitt predicts that by 2013 Asia will have more than 1,600 British international schools. Teachers at the schools are seldom paid as much as they would be in the UK, but salaries are often tax-free, with free rent, flights home and medical insurance added.

    •  Holy flaming fucknuggets! (2+ / 0-)
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      nyceve, Kentucky DeanDemocrat

      That is just staggering. We need single payer and We need it now!

      How to put the Insurers out of business? Any suggestions?

      ...where will it tickle you?

      by GANJA on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 02:05:37 PM PST

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    •  That is awful (2+ / 0-)

      For comparison - my father was a school teacher in the 60's and 70's.  At that time, full medical, dental, and vision coverage for the family was completed paid for by the school district.  This was quality isurance with a reasonable deductable and an 80/20 split.

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