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(Deadline)   Morgan Freeman, Whoopi Goldberg, and Mark Hamill have joined together to protest SAG-AFTRA's new health plan   (deadline.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, American television actors, American film actors, social media video, powerful group, SAG-AFTRA, number of notable union members, ongoing class action lawsuit, August SAG-AFTRA Health Plan  
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2020-12-02 1:08:56 PM  
12 votes:

PvtStash: Zero sympathy.

Cry a river for your own interests


Hate to disrupt your daily serving of word salad with a basic fact, but I'm 100% confident that Morgan Freeman, Whoopi Goldberg, and Mark Hamill can all afford their own expensive, private insurance.

This article is SPECIFICALLY ABOUT their advocating for the LESSER EARNING members of the Screen Actors Guild. You know, the 98% that are not household names, the ones who actually rely on the union's basic insurance plan.

Would you like to explain again how the 3 actors in the headline are whining out of self interest? Just because there are broader issues with health care and society doesn't give you a pass to sh*t on their actions in this case.
 
2020-12-02 9:22:40 AM  
11 votes:
What kind of barbaric country doesn't provide basic health care to their citizens?
 
2020-12-02 10:55:35 AM  
9 votes:

phedex: If you're old enough to get medicare, and you have a net worth in the millions of dollars, Why should you have that kind of benefit when you're past retirement age?


The vast majority of actors (even members of SAG-AFTRA) aren't worth millions.  The article doesn't mention it specifically, but I suspect the big name wealthy actors are advocating for the majority that will be negatively impacted by the changes.
 
2020-12-02 9:59:51 AM  
8 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: What kind of barbaric country doesn't provide basic health care to their citizens?


The wealthiest country in the world.

It didn't become the wealthiest by being nice.
 
2020-12-02 10:59:12 AM  
6 votes:
From a different link:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/​e​d-asner-other-members-sag-aftra-file-l​awsuit-over-cuts-n1249523

From @SOSHealthPlan:

The entire duty of unions is to protect the most vulnerable members.

95% of #SAGAFTRA members earn <25K/yr.
They're stand-ins. Stunts. VO. Background.

12K just got kicked off their health plan. During a pandemic.

What would you do?#SOSHealthplan pic.twitter.com/2VzWD2kcFg
- Eleven Films (@Eleven_Films) December 1, 2020
 
2020-12-02 11:07:24 AM  
4 votes:

Bondith: Wave Of Anal Fury: phedex: If you're old enough to get medicare, and you have a net worth in the millions of dollars, Why should you have that kind of benefit when you're past retirement age?

The vast majority of actors (even members of SAG-AFTRA) aren't worth millions.  The article doesn't mention it specifically, but I suspect the big name wealthy actors are advocating for the majority that will be negatively impacted by the changes.

Altruism and selflessness is a foreign concept to certain people.


Yep.  "F*ck you, I got mine."  Actors seem to be more willing to go to bat for the little guy because a) most of them started out at the bottom, doing commercials and other grunt work, and b) they know how fickle Hollywood is, and how quickly you can fall from top billing to unable to get a job.
 
2020-12-02 10:57:31 AM  
4 votes:

sinner4ever: Now I understand why these people support the Clintons and Bidens of the country.
This is their first taste of what the rest of us have known all along.
Maybe start with more fundraisers for people that want Americans to have healthcare next time.

Obligatory - Welcome to the party pal!


Ignoring the fact that I'm pretty sure all these people haven't been wealthy their whole lives, this is undoubtedly in support of actors who truly need it and aren't multimillionaires.
 
2020-12-02 10:37:29 AM  
4 votes:
People advocating for their own interests.  How shocking and repugnant.
 
2020-12-02 12:35:01 PM  
3 votes:
I don't see the problem here. Two things are happening. Rates are going up (duh, healthcare has been outpacing inflation for decades) and they trimming members from the plan that no longer qualify (based upon earnings).

The first one is reality. You can't complain to the union about that. The market is what the market is.

Now cutting actors out because they didn't have enough income to qualify during a year full of production shut-downs due to the pandemic is a dick-move if I ever saw one.
 
2020-12-02 10:58:38 AM  
3 votes:

Wave Of Anal Fury: phedex: If you're old enough to get medicare, and you have a net worth in the millions of dollars, Why should you have that kind of benefit when you're past retirement age?

The vast majority of actors (even members of SAG-AFTRA) aren't worth millions.  The article doesn't mention it specifically, but I suspect the big name wealthy actors are advocating for the majority that will be negatively impacted by the changes.


Altruism and selflessness is a foreign concept to certain people.
 
2020-12-02 10:21:55 AM  
3 votes:

Wave Of Anal Fury: It didn't become the wealthiest by being nice.


It became the wealthiest by convincing the poors to hate each other and convincing them selfishness is a virtue.

But I get you.
 
2020-12-03 2:34:57 AM  
2 votes:

PvtStash: Zero sympathy.

Cry a river for your own interests when you had more options and opportunity than most ever get in a life time. Millions of your fellow citizens have been going without health care your entire lives. Where was your of tears for them? Where was your voice for those who didn't have one?

Now that your own health care group, that is subject to the free market health care like everyone else, is having to deal and now that this has an influecn on your life, now you have a voice about the concerns of health care needs in America?

go eat your own ass holes, all of you even the ones i like, i still like you, but  on this front you're a selfish little piece of piggy shiat that's earns only contempt from me for this. They can have all the concern and sympathy from me on their health care problems now, that i seen them giving to their fellow citizens these last 30 years.


Umm, they're doing it for people in their profession that earn far less than them. They aren't the bad guys here. If you think Morgan Freeman, Whoopi and Hamil are worried about their own personal SAG health plans, then you can come over here and lick my windows while you're at it.
 
2020-12-02 1:44:30 PM  
2 votes:

slobberbone: became the wealthiest by convincing the poors to hate each other and convincing them selfishness is a virtue.


Don't forget the slavery and genocide.
 
2020-12-02 11:33:45 AM  
2 votes:
Team America has aged well

Hollywood Liberal Politics, the F.A.G. Way
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2020-12-02 12:40:06 PM  
1 vote:
Zero sympathy.

Cry a river for your own interests when you had more options and opportunity than most ever get in a life time. Millions of your fellow citizens have been going without health care your entire lives. Where was your of tears for them? Where was your voice for those who didn't have one?

Now that your own health care group, that is subject to the free market health care like everyone else, is having to deal and now that this has an influecn on your life, now you have a voice about the concerns of health care needs in America?

go eat your own ass holes, all of you even the ones i like, i still like you, but  on this front you're a selfish little piece of piggy shiat that's earns only contempt from me for this. They can have all the concern and sympathy from me on their health care problems now, that i seen them giving to their fellow citizens these last 30 years.
 
2020-12-02 12:30:35 PM  
1 vote:

Persnickety: [Fark user image 500x500]


Actually, I read it in his voice....

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2020-12-02 12:01:02 PM  
1 vote:
FTA: SAG-AFTRA Health Plan announced that it would raise premiums and earnings thresholds for Jan. 1 in order to stay afloat

It sucks, but if the math doesn't work out, talk to the government. You can't just demand something to have more money.
 
2020-12-02 11:25:04 AM  
1 vote:

Wave Of Anal Fury: they know how fickle Hollywood is, and how quickly you can fall from top billing to unable to get a job.


Agrees
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2020-12-02 10:44:06 AM  
1 vote:
If you're old enough to get medicare, and you have a net worth in the millions of dollars, Why should you have that kind of benefit when you're past retirement age?
 
2020-12-02 10:26:44 AM  
1 vote:

UberDave: So long dental plan!


Lisa needs braces!
 
2020-12-02 9:36:08 AM  
1 vote:
Now I understand why these people support the Clintons and Bidens of the country.
This is their first taste of what the rest of us have known all along.
Maybe start with more fundraisers for people that want Americans to have healthcare next time.

Obligatory - Welcome to the party pal!
 
2020-12-02 9:10:00 AM  
1 vote:
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