Donald Oberloh 
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Re: “UC Berkeley Drops Health Coverage for Families

Pontificating here?,,,lol Tom, I am only trying to enlighten you so that you may have a clearer picture of the facts of this matter. I'll try this again.

1. The University courted these students with an offer of salaries for teaching, benefits for health care etc. if they would choose UC Berkeley for their Doctoral programs. This is no less than what larger companies do when they try to recruit an valued employee, wouldn't you agree? Apparently the University feels a it derives a benefit from these two attending their school. There are no handouts, asked for or received, in this scenario. You seem to want to continue trying to convince others that these two are asking for a handout. From what I gather, they pay for a health care plan that the University promised would cover dependent care. (see # 2.)

2. The University offered, agreed to, and had up until recently, provided an affordable health insurance plan that included dependent health care. This was as condition of many students choosing to attend UC Berkeley, to their mutual benefits.

3. This is not about the University providing anything that they had not promised and provided in the past. Not a freebee, but a health care plan that met certain requirements. I reiterate: The University promised to provide this level of health care IF these students chose to attend Berkeley instead of other top-rated Universities.

4. The University never stated that it would provide this inclusive health care plan for only a short while during their doctoral program. They stated it as a condition of their agreement.

5. This is not state wide, but only at Berkeley as a direct result of some apparent under-handedness and quite possibly unethical and illegal behavior on the part of one or more University administrative personnel. Only time and further investigation will tell.

Note: If anyone decides to file a federal lawsuit against the University I will be sure to let them know it was at your encouragement Tom.

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Posted by Donald Oberloh on 07/24/2015 at 12:05 PM

Re: “UC Berkeley Drops Health Coverage for Families

Eowyn, that's a good question. Given our own Congress wouldn't even make the time to read the mountains of double-talk by Obama before signing it. Those who bought into Obama saying we could keep our doctors....lie. " I was born in Hawaii"....lie.... He opens his lips, he is again lying, but i would venture that plenty people across America have finally seen that the "emperor" has no clothes.

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Posted by Donald Oberloh on 07/24/2015 at 11:43 AM

Re: “UC Berkeley Drops Health Coverage for Families

You know Tom, the more I read your diatribe, the more I find myself having a hard time believing you graduated with a doctoral degree. Be that as it may, you state that " A university is not a day-care center with healthcare thrown in. Thanks to Obamacare, they can get insurance for their kids cheaper than if Obamacare had not passed." I do not think you realize that no one seems to be asking the University to subsidize day care, but than maybe you know someone who is. Not all people can qualify for Obama care. You might like to look into this further. Too many loop holes eliminate affordable Obama-care plans for working people who make enough to get by but not enough not afford the outrageous fees perpetuated by Obama and his preferred insurance companies..You also state "Fees collected should be focused on improving students' situations, not on the needs of their families." Can any intelligent person dispute that the health and the well being of their children is the most important element of improving a student's situation? (At least for responsible parents)

I feel your emotionality but an agreement made by a University/Employer should ethically and legally be abide by.

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Posted by Donald Oberloh on 07/24/2015 at 11:36 AM

Re: “UC Berkeley Drops Health Coverage for Families

Tom, your daughter is an undergraduate student. Did they recruit her and promise her dependent health care, or just a scholarship? I agree the University should not subsidize tuition or health care for illegals in our country, and certainly not at the expense of American graduate students, who have earned their own way, more than you will ever know, given your lack of research into this matter, and as you only offer emotion. The crux of this entire matter is the deception by a few University administrator, who if you look deeper, may also be guilty of collusion, if not just a conflict of interest between a University administrator (who had lied and perjured herself,) who is also the spouse of an Aetna employee; and Aetna now holds the University's policy it seems. Hmmm, I wonder why not one other Cal University has implemented this type of behavior.

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Posted by Donald Oberloh on 07/24/2015 at 11:13 AM

Re: “UC Berkeley Drops Health Coverage for Families

Tom Thompson. If UC Berkeley attracts graduate students, (who, by the way, had been courted by the University, and had their pick of many 1st tier Universities in our nation) by offering them dependent healthcare, and then after years decide to pull the rug out, that is not only unethical but a breach of contract. You might do well by reading some of the facts of the University's ongoing deception, lies, and unethical behavior. One would expect our nations politicians and even some business boards to behave in such an unscrupulous manner, but our University administrators should be above this type of under-handedness.

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Posted by Donald Oberloh on 07/24/2015 at 10:59 AM

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