Well, well.

Look who’s stupid now.

Via New York Times: Harvard Ideas on Health Care Hit Home, Hard

For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar.

Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the heart of the 378-year-old university, voted overwhelmingly in November to oppose changes that would require them and thousands of other Harvard employees to pay more for health care. The university says the increases are in part a result of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, which many Harvard professors championed.

The faculty vote came too late to stop the cost increases from taking effect this month, and the anger on campus remains focused on questions that are agitating many workplaces: How should the burden of health costs be shared by employers and employees? If employees have to bear more of the cost, will they skimp on medically necessary care, curtail the use of less valuable services, or both?

….Richard F. Thomas, a Harvard professor of classics and one of the world’s leading authorities on Virgil, called the changes “deplorable, deeply regressive, a sign of the corporatization of the university.”

Mary D. Lewis, a professor who specializes in the history of modern France and has led opposition to the benefit changes, said they were tantamount to a pay cut. “Moreover,” she said, “this pay cut will be timed to come at precisely the moment when you are sick, stressed or facing the challenges of being a new parent.”

As the Daily Caller notes:

The complaints are…curious given Harvard faculty’s general support for Obama and his policies.

According to an analysis conducted by Campus Reform in 2012, 585 Harvard faculty donated to presidential candidates that year. Of those, 555 contributed a total of $400,000 to Obama….

Hmm… a little bit of “buyers’ remorse,” Harvard Profs?

Welcome to the real world…


Free Beacon: White House Struggles to Answer Questions About Harvard Faculty Outrage Over ObamaCare

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  1. Gordon says:

    Be careful what you wish for you Harvard fools. LOL!!!

  2. Rob_W says:

    Wait for it. This will all be the Republicans’ fault. Global Warming will be to blame as well. Sarah Palin was somehow involved.

  3. Kitten says:

    Cry me a river. #Snobs

  4. Squirrel says:

    “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”

    Ronald Reagan

    I hope this leaves a mark.

  5. Alain41 says:

    Like the Virgil reference. Dante in his Divine Comedy had Virgil be his guide through hell and purgatory.

  6. frank says:

    Scum. Absolute…Scum.

  7. Alain41 says:

    Harvard was founded in 1636. Exactly 370 years ago, at an overseer’s meeting on Jan. 6, 1644, a sketch of a motto for Harvard was made, the word Veritas over 3 books. So Truth to Harvard, Virgil isn’t guiding you in a book’s writings, Obamacare is hell in real life. And btw Crimson Harvard Yardians, an application of truth is trust but verify. You’re close to Mass. Bay, you could join the Tea Partiers and fight the unfair Obamacare taxes. Hahahahahaha. I’m really enjoying this. I went to Tufts.


  8. MaryVal says:

    They have only a $250 deductible under this plan, with $750 deductible max for the family, and a $20 co-pay for office visits. Out of pocket expenses cap at $1500 for individuals, and $4500 for families. Seriously? These snots are whining about this plan? Our monthly premiums haven’t gone up, but the % that we pay out of pocket has skyrocketed. We are paying 10 x more out of pocket on medical expenses. Not 10%, 10 times.

  9. strider says:

    Easy to see why the spawn of that place have spent every last dime in the treasury without a realistic plan to replenish.

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