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Northwestern University football
players to receive maternity coverage
under Obamacare

Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw

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Posted By:JoniTx, 3/30/2014 4:02:04 PM

Some weekends, the stories just seem to write themselves. You probably heard by now that the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB), in their infinite wisdom, put the stamp of approval on college football players being treated as full time employees with the right to unionize. Well, I suppose everything comes with a few unintended consequences, as reported by Rare. Northwestern University became the first school in the nation to deem its football players full-time employees, thus making them eligible for union representation and health insurance benefits including maternity coverage. (Snip) The kicker is that under Obamacare,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 3/30/2014 4:08:08 PM     (No. 9790871)

Personally, I can´t wait until the NU football players discover that they have to declare their scholarships on the income tax forms!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 3/30/2014 4:16:58 PM     (No. 9790874)

Valerie Jarrett will probably give them an exemption #1

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rafter, 3/30/2014 4:32:11 PM     (No. 9790890)

Maybe they can qualify also for Legal Aid...

To fend off fraternity suits...
the campus term for the usual...
paternity suits.

And don´t forget the free condoms from the Health Department...
could render maternity and fratenity suits frivolous...
as though there´s any frivolity amongst the youngsters there...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tren9, 3/30/2014 4:36:00 PM     (No. 9790896)

As employees they are Professionals and may no longer play as amateur athletes at the college level...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: K620, 3/30/2014 5:28:49 PM     (No. 9790943)

Way to go, Northwestern brain surgeon athletes.
How much tax will you be liable for on your $50,000 tuition and bennies? (Will the IRS ensure the collection of taxes from these employees?). I´m seeing a Northwestern football team comprised of very well-off players, the 1%, if you will. How liberal. /s

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Reply 6 - Posted by: august9, 3/30/2014 5:33:24 PM     (No. 9790944)

The minute I first heard of this ruling, I thought the same as poster #1----can´t wait to hear the howling, (from parents) when next April 15th comes around!

Also, as to poster #4´s point---I can´t wait to hear the NCAA´s position on college athletes being declared "employees!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mitzi, 3/30/2014 6:09:05 PM     (No. 9790988)

I´m waiting for the recruitment of female quarterbacks.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: nimby, 3/30/2014 7:04:55 PM     (No. 9791056)

Sissies!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Screwgun, 3/30/2014 7:40:23 PM     (No. 9791092)

If they go on strike the rest of the conference wouldn´t even notice.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/31/2014 12:00:18 AM     (No. 9791302)

Back at you baby daddies. Pay up.



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