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  • National Papa John's Appreciation Day (Friday, 11/16/2012 -11:00am until 11:00pm in PST)

    11/16/2012 4:48:29 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 33 replies
    Share with ten like-minded people: Papa Johns has been targeted by the left for a boycott, for simply articulating that ObamaCare would hurt profits and force cutbacks in employee hours. Stand up to this nonsensical and illogical action and support Papa Johns this Friday! The CEO of Papa John's, John H. Schnatter, has said that he will have to cut employee hours because of Obamacare. Schattner has received intense media scrutiny in addition to being demonized as an evil rich guy by the Left. Obamacare is a fiscal nightmare and because of it, many small businesses aren't hiring now. Some...
  • How's That Obamacare Waiver Workin' Out for Ya?

    11/16/2012 4:00:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Exactly two years ago this week, the Obama administration announced it had issued more than 100 waivers en masse to a select group of companies, unions and other health insurance providers seeking relief from the onerous federal health care law. The Obamacare waiver winner's club now totals 2,000. Where are they now? Answer: In the same miserable boat as every other unlucky business struggling with the crushing costs and burdens of the mandate. Among the first and most prominent recipients of the Obamacare waivers for favors were large restaurant chains that provide low-wage, seasonal and part-time workers with low-cost health...
  • CCAC cutting hours to avoid health-care mandate

    11/15/2012 9:08:45 PM PST · by knak · 38 replies
    Community College of Allegheny County will trim hours for about 400 of its part-time workers to avoid having to provide them with health insurance coverage, the school's president, Alex Johnson, said Thursday. Mr. Johnson told members of Allegheny County Council that complying with the requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act, informally known as Obamacare, would have cost CCAC $6 million annually for part-timers who have been working at least 30 hours per week. Affected employees include both adjunct faculty and maintenance workers. CCAC has an annual operating budget of about $110 million and is facing reductions in county support...
  • Papa John’s faces food fight over Obamacare

    11/15/2012 8:30:26 PM PST · by Washi · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/15/12 | Kevin Robillard
    Eating Papa John’s has gone political. More than 17,000 Facebook users plan to eat at the pizza chain on Friday to support the company’s founder and CEO, John Schnatter, who has said President Barack Obama’s health care reform law will cause prices to jump by 11 to 14 cents per pizza, and has said employee hours may be scaled back.
  • Obamacare implementation could spell trouble for Democrats in 2014

    11/15/2012 6:54:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/15/2012 | Philip Klein
    The good news for Democrats is that Obamacare will now be implemented. But the bad news for Democrats is also that Obamacare will now be implemented. President Obama's re-election ensures that his signature health care law will not be repealed before its major provisions go into effect. But that also means, to borrow a phrase from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Americans will begin to find out what's in the law. Starting Jan. 1, several key provisions of the health care law will kick in. Americans will only be allowed to contribute $2,500 to flexible spending accounts, which allow participants...
  • Florida restaurant owner to add an ObamaCare “surcharge”

    11/15/2012 5:47:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 15, 2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Just telling it like it is — I like his style. Per Politico: John Metz, a restaurant franchisor who operates 48 locations of Hurricane Grill & Wings, several dozen Denny’s locations and a few Dairy Queens, told The Huffington Post Thursday that he’d join the growing list of restaurateurs piling purported Obamacare costs onto their customers and staff. In his case, though, he’s going to label it so all of his customers know about it. “If I leave the prices the same, but say on the menu that there is a 5 percent surcharge for Obamacare, customers have two choices....
  • Oklahoma Doctors vs. Obamacare

    11/15/2012 4:48:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/15/12 | reason tv
    Three years ago, Dr. Keith Smith, co-founder and managing partner of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, took an initiative that would only be considered radical in the health care industry: He posted online a list of prices for 112 common surgical procedures. The 51-year-old Smith, a self-described libertarian, and his business partner, Dr. Steve Lantier, founded the Surgery Center 15 years ago, after they became disillusioned with the way patients were treated at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, where the two men worked as anesthesiologists. In 1997, Smith and Lantier bought the shell of a former surgical center with...
  • Scott Walker will not implement state 0-care exchange!

    11/15/2012 4:06:45 PM PST · by grumpygresh · 96 replies
    Newstalk 1130, Milwaukee ^ | 11/15/12 | Mark Belling
    Good news! I just heard on Newstalk 1130 AM in Milwaukee that Scott Walker would announce on Friday that WI would not implement the state exchange. I also heard that a group of GOP governors would do likewise and make a group announcement tomorrow!
  • Heineman says state health exchange too costly (won't be a partner-n-crime with the Feds)

    11/15/2012 2:56:56 PM PST · by Kolath · 3 replies
    KETV ^ | 11/15/2012 | KETV
    LINCOLN, Neb. — Gov. Dave Heineman announced on Thursday that he has submitted Nebraska's choice to participate in the federal health insurance exchange. Heineman said implementing a federal health care law is the most efficient and cost-effective for Nebraskans. State officials said in a release that the cost of a state exchange to Nebraska taxpayers is $470 million more than a federal exchange. All citizens will still have the option to purchase insurance policies through an exchange regardless of the state's decision, officials said. Heineman said while there were diverse and emotional opinions on this issue, his decision is based...
  • Key Points on Health Insurance Exchanges (Tell your governor to just say no!)

    11/15/2012 2:45:29 PM PST · by inkling · 10 replies
    Goldwater Institute ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Christina Sandefur
    As policymakers in Arizona decide whether or not to establish health insurance exchange, they should keep several key points in mind. The exchange will be Arizona-funded, not Arizona-run. The federal government will be in complete control of the exchange—from who can participate to what plans they can offer and prices they can charge. The federal legislation clearly states, “An Exchange may not establish rules that conflict with or prevent the application of regulations promulgated by the Secretary [of Health and Human Services].” The only part Arizona will play is picking up the tab. While we don’t know exactly how much...
  • Hidden Obamacare Tax

    11/15/2012 1:40:41 PM PST · by NonLinear · 22 replies
    Internal Revenue Service ^ | June 25, 2012 | Jackie B. Manasterli
    Hidden tax resulting from Obamacare. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) pre-tax deduction is now limited to $2,500. That's not $2,500 per person, that is the total allowed pre-tax deduction. This is effectively a tax on the $2,500 that is no longer allowed for a working person with a stay-at-home spouse. Last year's limit was $5,000. However, if both people are working, then each can elect the $2,500 deduction from their checks.
  • This medical device tax to help pay for Obamacare is just not going to end well

    11/15/2012 12:56:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/15/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Conventional wisdom: If you want less of something, put a tax on it. Obamanomics wisdom: Put a tax on... medical devices?! I.e., add another barrier to the industry whose slightest innovations can directly result in streamlined costs, improved efficiency, better health-care options, and saved lives? What the what?Embedded within the shadowy depths of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (sometimes, I like to use its official name just to re-appreciate the irony of "patient protection" and "affordable") is a 2.3 percent excise tax on the sale of taxable medical devices by the manufacturer/importer --- and it's no small thing....
  • Surprise! Jobless Claims Up 78,000 Week After Election; PA, OH Worst Hit

    11/15/2012 9:57:03 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    Big Government ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Department of Labor has announced that new jobless claims rose by a staggering 78,000 in the first week after the election, reaching a seasonally-adjusted total of 439,000. Over the past year, and in the weeks leading up to the election, jobless claims were said to be declining, dipping as low as 339,000, with the media proclaiming that they had reached the "lowest level in more than four years." Now, suddenly, the news seems far less rosy. From the Department of Labor press release this morning: In the week ending November 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims...
  • New Lyrics to "Proud to Be an American" By Lee Greenwood

    11/15/2012 9:28:34 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 13 replies
    I made up a song parody for Lee Greenwood's "Proud to be an American" that I think is fitting; edits welcome.
  • ABC News: Hey, This Doctor Shortage Could "Crash" Obamacare

    11/15/2012 8:43:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 122 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/15/2012 | Guy Benson
    Just in case the unaffordable price tag and rising costs don't quite do the trick, America's spiraling dearth of doctors will contribute heavily to the collapse of our re-engineered health care system, according to a new study:   The United States will require at least 52,000 more family doctors in the year 2025 to keep up with the growing and increasingly older U.S. population, a new study found. The predictions also reflect the passage of the Affordable Care Act -- a change that will expand health insurance coverage to an additional 38 million Americans. "The health care consumer that values...
  • The Obamacare Debacle. It's Certain Failure is all too Predictable.

    11/15/2012 7:02:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/15/2012 | Michael Tanner
    If one wanted to sum up the consequences of the entire 2012 election in a single issue, look no farther than Obamacare. The new health-care law is generally regarded as the signature achievement of the president’s first term. It’s certainly emblematic of Obama’s entire approach to government and what we can expect from his second-term initiatives. The president promised a great deal of benefits from health-care reform: lower premiums, better care, universal coverage. He reassured Americans: If you had health insurance, and you liked it, you could keep it. The bill’s gross ten-year cost would be less than $1 trillion,...
  • Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with cost of legislation

    11/15/2012 6:19:04 AM PST · by crosshairs · 52 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9/15/12 | James Nye
    President Obama's election victory ensured his Affordable Care Act would remain the centerpiece of his first term in power - but that has left some business owners baulking at the extra cost Obamcare will bring. Florida based restaurant boss John Metz, who runs approximately 40 Denny's and owns the Hurricane Grill & Wings franchise has decided to offset that by adding a five percent surcharge to customers' bills and will reduce his employees' hours. With Obamacare due to be fully implemented in January 2014, Metz has justified his move by claiming it is 'the only alternative. I've got to pass...
  • Stryker Corp. layoff plans strike chords of political and economic concern

    11/15/2012 1:11:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    MLive.com ^ | Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 10:33 AM | Al Jones
    Stryker Corp.’s plans to lay off about 5 percent of its worldwide staff to cut costs—a move announced by the medical products company last Thursday—have some worried about the spin-off effect it may have in the community. It seems to be an even bigger concern, however, to some from the political standpoint. They are squarely blaming the new Medical Device Excise Tax and the Obama administration for the Kalamazoo-based company's decision. …
  • Doctor Shortage Could Cause Health Care Crash

    11/15/2012 12:55:40 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 71 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 13, 2012 | Nisha Nathan
    The United States will require at least 52,000 more family doctors in the year 2025 to keep up with the growing and increasingly older U.S. population, a new study found. The predictions also reflect the passage of the Affordable Care Act — a change that will expand health insurance coverage to an additional 38 million Americans. "The health care consumer that values the relationship with a personal physician, particularly in areas already struggling with access to primary care physicians should be aware of potential access challenges that they may face in the future if the production of primary care physicians...
  • Obama Donor's Corporation Lays Off Employees Due to ObamaCare

    11/14/2012 10:37:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 13, 2012 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Stryker Corporation has announced that it will close its facility in Orchard Park, New York, eliminating 96 jobs next month. It will also counter the medical device tax in Obamacare by eliminating 5% of their global workforce, an estimated 1,170 positions. Jon Stryker is heir to the Stryker Corporation, one of the largest medical device and equipment manufacturers in the world. Stryker’s grandfather was the surgeon who invented the mobile hospital bed. The company now sells $8.3 billion worth of hospital beds, artificial joints, medical cameras, and medical software every year. Stryker, a member of the Forbes 400 list, was...