Elmagister wrote:badgasman9 wrote:Elmagister wrote:Health care for life on everyone playing at least 2 years in the league would probably be super cheap.
A union protects its fellow employees. Not injured them with health issues and then not pay them enough to cover there health costs for upper level management to have huge gains.
Thats what they actually stand against. If your truly a union. Health insurance really isn't as expensive as you would think. There are plenty of health care HMO's that would love to have that cash flow and could make it work for slightly above what we all pay.
Right now the system benifits the top 5% the most. Perhaps a cap on salary exempting higher paid nfl players from a pension might be an order. Mean not life time but yearly income. Retired guy who has 10 mill in the bank forgo's his pension. 5 mill. I guess draw the line where you wish but all in all Brady , Brees and Manning should truly never need there pensions.
Yes, HMOs would LOVE for the NFL to start paying for a lifetime of care for the thousands of men who have played 2 years or more in the league. The cost would rise every year. The League would bankrupt.
The league would not go bankrupt for the 2-3 year guy but under the current situation it would bite a chunk out of the players take. Same point if they restructured i highly doubt it would cost as much as you think. If they made the health care related to football related injuries only, incredibly cheap. Also it would be a huge tax write off for the league. Now lets not forget life time health care was on the table in the last CBA. The players shot it down. After they asked for it in this cba. Cash is king in the present climate.