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  • Trump can alter the Employer Mandate in ObamaCare by Executive Order

    08/01/2017 10:26:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/01/17 | Steve Bartin
    So, just by changing back the definition of what constitutes full time employment, President Trump can essentially eradicate, as in destroy, the employer mandate portion of ObamaCare --and there's not much Congress can do about it. Unlike Republican members of Congress, Trump can use his pen to fundamentally transform ObamaCare. The Affordable Health Care for America Act (ObamaCare) forces businesses to provide health insurance largely via the employer mandate. The Obama regime had the IRS define a full time employee as follows:
  • Wait - Did Hillary Just Say Obamacare Hurts Workers?

    12/23/2015 12:24:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | December 23, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    The war room at the Republican National Committee found this interesting exchange between Hillary Clinton and a voter at a campaign event in Iowa City on December 16, where the former first lady seems to admit that Obamacare is partially to blame for creating scores of part-time employees. In other words, President Obama's signature domestic achievement is hurting businesses and workers. QUESTIONER: "Hi, I just want to know why there is discrimination against the part-time workers when so many companies are going to part-time when it comes to FMLA [Family and Medical Leave Act]?" HILLARY CLINTON: "Well, that's why they are...
  • The Next Obamacare Battle Nobody is Talking About

    06/30/2015 11:01:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | June 30, 2015 | Alex Vargo
    Last week, the Supreme Court sided 6-3 with the Obama administration’s interpretation of the Affordable Care Act, ruling the law was written with the intent to provide subsidies through federal exchanges. To put it lightly, conservatives are less than thrilled. But in our disappointment, let’s not forget that the subsidies are just one problematic element of many found in the 20,000-page law. While Congress may not be able to undo the Court’s recent ruling, that doesn’t mean they can’t address another serious issue with the Affordable Care Act: the employer mandate that defines a full-time workweek as 30 hours. The...
  • Obama Tells Companies Never To Complain About ObamaCare, Shame On Him

    02/12/2015 4:25:47 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/11/2015 | John Merline
    In an interview with a web-based news site called Buzzfeed, President Obama was asked to comment on news that Staples has been warning part-time workers not to clock in more than 25 hours a week because of ObamaCare. Obama launched into a tirade.
  • There Is No Employer Mandate

    02/02/2015 8:25:55 AM PST · by PROCON · 8 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | Feb. 2, 2015 | JERYL BIER
    Along with the individual mandate to buy insurance, the employer mandate has been one of the more controversial aspects of Obamacare. Implementation of the employer mandate has been delayed twice, and other aspects of the law are being phased in, with "transitional relief" to help businesses cope. However, according to, an employer "mandate" doesn't even exist. A search for "employer mandate" on doesn't return any applicable information, but there is a page on the site entitled "Which businesses must cover their employees." The answer begins with the unequivocal statement, "No employer is required to offer health insurance to...
  • Your ♡bamaCare!!! Fail of the Day

    01/15/2015 11:33:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    PJ Media's Vodka Pundit ^ | January 15, 2015 | Stephen Green
    <p>After two constitutionally dubious delays, ObamaCare’s employer mandate took effect on Jan. 1 for employers with 100 or more full-time employees. The last open-enrollment date for our company, CKE Restaurant Holdings, Inc., was Dec. 4, 2014. As of that date, our company had approximately 20,000 employees, 6,900 of whom worked 30 or more hours a week and were eligible for ObamaCare-compliant health insurance. We elected to offer them coverage rather than pay the employer penalty, which would have sent workers to ObamaCare’s health-insurance exchanges, where those who qualified could receive federal subsidies to help pay for insurance.</p>
  • Obamacare: The Real Pain Starts This Year

    01/05/2015 4:40:34 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 12 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/5/2015 | David Catron
    Obamacare was designed such that its most harmful provisions would not be implemented until after the President had been returned to office for a second term and his Democrat accomplices had been reelected to their congressional seats. Fortunately for the nation, the latter part of that strategy was a spectacular failure. Nonetheless, it did provide the public with a temporary reprieve from the health care law’s most painful exactions. That brief respite is now at an end. This year, you will begin to experience the realities of “reform” first hand and you are not going to like how it feels....
  • Halbig v. Burwell Would Free More Than 57 Million From The ACA's Individual & Employer Mandates

    07/21/2014 12:36:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 21, 2014 | Michael F. Cannon
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, often described as the second-highest court in the land, could rule on Halbig v. Burwell as early as tomorrow. Halbig is one of four lawsuits challenging the legality of the health-insurance subsidies the IRS is dispensing in the 36 states that did not establish a health-insurance Exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or “ObamaCare,” and thus have Exchanges established by the federal government. Though the PPACA repeatedly states those subsidies are available only “through an Exchange established by the State,” and there are indications IRS officials knew they...
  • OTC Birth Control: Your Body, Your Choice, Your Responsibility

    07/02/2014 5:39:51 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 1, 2014 | Ben Domenech
    Yesterday’s narrow Hobby Lobby decision shows why the culture war isn’t over – it’s just getting started. The reality is that in the absence of the ability to compel employers to pay for things over their religious objections, and at a time when covering 16 forms of birth control out of 20 is culturally insufficient, the Obama administration will be more than happy to turn to the traditional method of the left: skipping the middle man of the employer and just handing people other people’s money. So because some people cannot be compelled to pay for their employee’s IUDs, Plan...
  • Former O-Care adviser: Health insurers will be ‘dead’ by 2025

    07/01/2014 5:15:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Hill ^ | 07/01/14 | Jesse Byrnes
    A key former adviser behind President Obama's healthcare law said the traditional role of health insurers would be "dead" by 2025, predicting massive changes in the industry. "By 2025, insurance companies as we know them — taking in premiums and paying out — dead," Ezekiel Emanuel ... Emanuel, the older brother of former White House chief of staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, has long argued that health insurers will shift away an employer-based system. By 2025.. ... Most Americans currently receive health insurance through their employers. ObamaCare includes an employer mandate, which requires companies with 50 or more...
  • Sandra Fluke the Sexist: Women Can’t Take Care of Themselves

    06/30/2014 8:23:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | June 30, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    I don’t mean to be (entirely) dismissive… But does Sandra Fluke actually still matter to anyone? I mean, you would think that even Democrats might eventually grow tired of listening to a 30-something year old college student whine about wanting free birth-control. But, I guess you would be wrong. Sandra is at it again, ahead of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Hobby Lobby case. Hobby Lobby has been fighting for the religious liberty of its owners before the Supreme Court. Today, SCOTUS is expected to release its ruling on the matter – determining whether or not the Obamacare contraception...
  • What Is (and Isn't) at Stake for Obamacare in the Hobby Lobby Case

    06/29/2014 9:24:05 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 11 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 24, 2014 | Sam Baker
    The Supreme Court won't strike down Obamacare's contraception mandate, but a ruling for the law's challengers could still render the policy toothless for millions of women. The justices are set to rule any day now in a challenge to the birth-control mandate, and any decision against the policy would have ripple effects far beyond the two companies that filed this lawsuit. Just how far, however, depends on how broadly the Court rules—and it has plenty of options. No matter what happens, the Court won't strike down the entire mandate. The two companies that brought their challenge to the Supreme Court—Hobby...
  • Here Comes the Hardest Part About Obamacare: Implementing the "employer mandate"

    06/24/2014 1:53:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 24, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    So you thought Obamacare was implemented, the controversy over? Wrong. Buckle up, here comes the "employer mandate." For people like me who want the Affordable Care Act to work but who worry about the Obama administration's management record, this story in The Washington Post is foreboding: "Businesses Gear Up for Employer Mandate." Author Sandhya Somashekhar opens with a vignette about Kevin Settles, a forward-looking restaurateur who offered health insurance to dozens of employees in September to comply with the ACA in advance of the mandate. The employer mandate requires companies with 50 or more full-time workers to offer health insurance...
  • The Employer Mandate Is A Goner

    06/06/2014 1:18:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The American Prowler ^ | 6/5/14 | David Catron
    The Left finally abandons one of its dumbest ideas.Conservatives have long known that Obamacare’s employer mandate, if implemented, will create harmful distortions in the labor market and damage the economy. The mandate will force small employers to rebuff workers they would hire in its absence, and it will incentivize large employers to replace full-time employees with part-timers. When conservative policy experts and business groups first pointed this out, however, Obamacare supporters robotically recited the usual canards about close-fisted capitalists who value profit more than healthy employees. But a funny thing happened on the way to the midterms — the President...
  • Obamacare's employer mandate isn't worth the trouble, study says

    05/21/2014 6:37:57 AM PDT · by safetysign · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 05/09/2014 | Jon Healey
    The 2010 healthcare law has generated multiple controversies, and some of them were unavoidable. For example, once lawmakers decided to require insurers to disregard preexisting conditions -- a reform that most people actually like -- they had to take other steps to avoid triggering a vicious spiral of premium increases. None of those steps would have been popular, although the route Congress chose (requiring virtually every adult American to buy insurance, then creating costly subsidies for those who couldn't afford to comply) may have been the path of most resistance. Most employers would not drop coverage if the penalties were...
  • Former WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs: Employer Mandate 'Will Be One of the First Things to Go'

    04/03/2014 9:01:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 04/03/2014 | Michael Warren
    Former White House press secretary Robert GIbbs said Obamacare's employer mandate will likely be scrapped. Speaking to a benefits industry convention in Colorado Springs, Gibbs, who served in the Obama White House from 2009 to 2011, said the mandate that large employers provide a certain level of health-insurance coverage to their employees“I don’t think the employer mandate will go into effect. It’s a small part of the law. I think it will be one of the first things to go,” Gibbs said, according to a report from's prediction comes just days after the extended deadline to sign up for...
  • “I sold my business because of Obamacare.” ["I can't be responsible for every undercapitalized..."]

    03/16/2014 1:29:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 44 replies ^ | March 13, 2014 | Larry Schuler
    “I sold my business because of Obamacare.”I opened my restaurant, Schu’s Grill & Bar, in 1990. There’s no question that the new health law has impacted not only my current business but future projects, too, to the point where I sold my restaurant in January and I’m in the final stages of moving on. I won’t be working in a brick-and-mortar business and putting people to work. I’ve chosen to go into consulting for myself and the ACA was one of the reasons, though not the only reason. During our busy season, we are well over the 50 full-time employee...
  • Obama Silences Critics With IRS

    President Obama is using the Internal Revenue Service to silence employers unhappy about Obamacare. That’s the hidden purpose behind the employer mandate delay announced on February 10th. The administration released 227 pages of mind-numbing regulations ridiculously billed as making “ the compliance process simpler and easier” for employers. Hidden in the gobbledy-gook (on pages 125-6) is a requirement that employers sign a statement to the IRS, meaning under penalty of perjury, that they have not reduced the number of employees or cut hours to shield themselves from the costs of Obamacare. Democrats running for re-election this fall are desperate to...
  • Obama bullies small employers with bogus perjury charges, threats of prison

    02/16/2014 8:06:49 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 48 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/16/14 | Doug Book
    The most thoroughly corrupt Regime in the nation’s history has told the Treasury Department–read, I.R.S–that beginning immediately, the nation’s small business owners must “…”certify” that they are not shedding full-time workers simply to avoid the [ObamaCare employer] mandate. Officials said employers will be told to sign a “self-attestation” on their tax forms affirming this, under penalty of perjury.” Could there be any example of outright thuggery which is more quintessentially “Barack?” Imagine employers being required to swear, “under penalty of perjury,” hand over heart and head bowed in supplication to The One that they, as business owners, “have not taken...
  • Behind the White House's ObamaCare Dodges (Karl Rover)

    02/13/2014 8:51:11 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 12, 2014
    When President Obama told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in March 2012 that "after my election I have more flexibility," most assumed he was referring to foreign policy. It turns out Mr. Obama's ambitions weren't so limited. Earlier this week, Mr. Obama demonstrated his imperial flexibility again, delaying another important provision of the Affordable Care Act. For firms with 50-99 employees, the president waived until 2016 the requirement they provide health insurance or pay a fine. Also, companies with 100 or more workers can avoid most of the law's penalties if they provide coverage to at least 75% of their workforce....