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  • ObamaCare's Health-Insurance Sticker Shock

    01/15/2013 5:47:00 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    wsj ^ | January 13, 2013 | MERRILL MATTHEWS AND MARK E. LITOW
    Thanks to mandates that take effect in 2014, premiums in individual markets will shoot up. Some may double. B Health-insurance premiums have been rising—and consumers will experience another series of price shocks later this year when some see their premiums skyrocket thanks to the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare. The reason: The congressional Democrats who crafted the legislation ignored virtually every actuarial principle governing rational insurance pricing. Premiums will soon reflect that disregard—indeed, premiums are already reflecting it. ... States won't experience equal increases in their premiums under ObamaCare. Ironically, citizens in states that have acted responsibly over the years...
  • Surgeon Reports to Prison; Government Sends Message, States AAPS

    01/15/2013 12:33:37 PM PST · by safetysign · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | 01/15/2013 | staff
    According to the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), on Nov 1, 2012, vascular surgeon John Natale, M.D., 63, of Arlington, Ill., reported to the federal Bureau of Prisons to serve a 10-month sentence. According to a U.S. Department of Justice press release, he was convicted on two counts of making false statements in connection with surgeries performed between August 2002 and October 2004, and acquitted on two counts of Medicare fraud. Dr. Natale had saved the lives of five seriously ill patients, average age 78, by complicated repairs of abdominal aortic aneurysms. He was, however, accused of describing...
  • Privacy Only for Gun Owners (If obamacare Section 2716 not repealed)

    01/15/2013 12:14:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 15, 2013 | Liberty Belle/Betsy McCaughey
    Section 2716 of the Obama health law bars the government from making doctors or hospitals collect information on who owns a gun. Suddenly this little known provision tucked into page 776 of the law is provoking outrage from gun opponents objecting to the National Rifle Association's political clout. In truth, the NRA should be applauded for insisting on privacy protections in the Obama health law. If the American Medical Association and patients' rights groups had fought as hard and successfully as the NRA, all patients would enjoy privacy protections. Under Obamacare, you don't have to worry that your gun ownership...
  • IRS breaks law to implement Obamacare

    01/15/2013 11:58:45 AM PST · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    http://www.teapartypatriots.org ^ | january 15, 2013 | dustin siggins
    Since the Affordable Care Act was implemented, there have been many “complications” to implementing the law. One of the most recent was the majority of states choosing to not run a state-based health care exchange. On December 18, however, Cato’s Michael Cannon picked out another one: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act imposes a $2,000-per-worker charge on employers only if one of their employees receives a “premium assistance tax credit,” and the act authorizes those credits only if states create their own exchanges. If a state opts instead for a federal exchange, as more than 30 states have, the...
  • Obamacare architect cashes out to sue insurers, using Obamacare

    01/14/2013 1:21:00 PM PST · by grundle · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 14, 2013
    s it relevant that the man who helped craft Obamacare’s regulations on insurers will now make lots of money by suing insurers based on those regulations? The firm that hired him seems to think so. Here’s the press release: KEY OBAMACARE ARCHITECT JOINS MEHRI & SKALET, PLLC Former HHS Director, Longtime Insurance Regulator Jay Angoff to Lead Firm’s Insurance and Healthcare Practice as PartnerWASHINGTON, DC (January 14, 2013)—After nearly three years at the Department of Health and Human Services—as the first Director of Obamacare insurance implementation, as Senior Advisor to the Secretary, and as a Regional Director—longtime insurance regulator and...
  • Hobby Lobby Delays Obamacare Fines for Now; Avoids $18.2 Million Penalty

    01/14/2013 12:42:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/14/2013 | Anugrah Kumar
    Craft chain Hobby Lobby said it has found a way to delay compliance with the Obamacare mandate, which requires companies to cover contraception in their employees' health care. Pastor Rick Warren has warned that religious freedom, at the heart of the company's battle, might become this decade's civil rights movement. The evangelical Christian-owned company plans to shift the beginning of its employee health plan to temporarily avoid $1.3 million a day in fines for each day since Jan. 1 that it did not comply with the Affordable Care Act. Without the delay, the fine would now have totaled $18.2 million....
  • Remember this? “Premiums will fall by as much as 3000%” Keep dreaming

    01/14/2013 9:43:32 AM PST · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-14-13 | DrJohn
    This was WAY back in 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUd-slJc-GY"...your employer, it's estimated, would see premiums fall by as much as 3000% which means they could give you a raise."Steve Gilbert had some fun with this: Let’s say an employer pays $4,000 in health care premiums for an employee. If his premium goes down 100% he will save $4,000 dollars. If it goes down 3,000% that is a savings of $4,000 x 30 which = $120,000. Which means that an employer will make a $120,000 profit on each employee’s healthcare insurance once Obama-care is passed. You can buy a lot of unicorns with...
  • Are you ready for Obamacare's 'Mandate Plus?' (Have you heard of the "late enrollment fee"? )

    01/14/2013 7:59:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/14/2013 | Rick Moran
    Not a bug - a feature. Politico: _________________ The individual mandate penalties will be pretty weak as they are phased in over two years - only $95 when they start in 2014, much less than it costs to buy insurance. And yet, everyone with pre-existing conditions will have to be accepted for coverage right away. That's why insurance companies are telling the administration the mandate won't be enough for the first two years. They want more incentives - such as a late enrollment fee - to get healthy people to sign up quickly. Without getting the healthy folks in, the...
  • No Wonder Our Horse Won't Run (It's weighed down by a thousand-pound ObamaCare jockey)

    01/14/2013 7:55:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/14/2013 | Deane Waldman
    The U.S. economy is a thoroughbred racehorse that has won every past race. Now, it won't run at all. The trainers (Washington) first tried the "carrot" approach. They tempted the horse with apples (TARP funds), but somehow, the apples never got to the horse. Then they offered actual carrots (bailouts), but the faster rabbits (banks) ate them before the horse could. The thoroughbred just stood there. The trainers switched to the "stick." They took away the horse's oats and hay and gave his food to a favorite animal (Solyndra). They removed the racing saddle (first position on GM stock), gave...
  • Federal health law wrinkle could penalize Minnesota insurers

    01/13/2013 11:35:01 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-12-13 | chris snowbeck
    Without a change in proposed federal rules, the continuation of a Minnesota health insurance program for people with costly illnesses could cost health plans and their subscribers more than $60 million next year, state officials say. The issue involves a long-standing program called the Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association, which the Legislature created in 1976. It helps provide coverage for Minnesotans who can't find insurance on the open market, often because of a costly pre-existing health condition. One of the key changes coming in 2014 with the federal Affordable Care Act is that insurers no longer will be able to deny...
  • Life-extending cancer drugs 'rationed by postcode': Dozens hospitals refuse to hand out treaments

    01/13/2013 9:51:24 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2013 | Sophie Borland
    Hospitals are denying patients the latest life-extending cancer drugs, a report reveals. Dozens of trusts are failing to hand out treatments for bowel, ovarian, lung and brain cancer that have been approved by the NHS watchdog NICE. Some of these drugs have been shown to boost survival rates by a quarter while others have extended the lives of terminally-ill patients by over a year. The report - commissioned by the Department of Health - also reveals that many hospitals are failing to prescribe the latest treatments for heart attacks, asthma, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and Crohn’s Disease. In fact some of...
  • Hobby Lobby Forced to Change Health Insurance to Avoid Mandate Fines

    01/12/2013 3:18:57 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | January 11, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    Hobby Lobby, the Christian craft company, has been forced to alter its employee health insurance plan in order to avoid millions of dollars in fines each and every day it refuses to comply with the HHS mandate.The mandate compels religious employers to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions for their employees in their health insurance plan. Late Thursday, in a statement, Hobby Lobby attorney Peter Dobelbower said the company will shift the plan year for employee health insurance that will delay the implementation date of the plan from January 1, so it does not coincide with...
  • Obama is IN THE LEAST a False Prophet

    01/12/2013 10:07:41 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 36 replies
    The bible says the world won't go out like a lion.. but rather in several small steps. This also happens to be how communism, socialism are taking over America. In the last days Christians won't be able to participate in society without taking the mark of the beast. That means no food, ability to use money or other active participation in society. Obama has got the ball rolling with Obamacare. The first small step. Christians can have a business. But they'll be expected to contribute to the Health Care Law, which pays monies for abortions. Knowing real Christians won't accept...
  • Guess What? Digitized Health Records Don't Save Any Money Like Obama Promised

    01/11/2013 4:09:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The New York Times. I hate to break this to you. Do you remember when they were touting digitizing health records, making everybody's health records electronic so that they would be easily available to doctors and medical professionals? Of course, not scammers. They would never get them, of course not. Only the people that needed to see your health records would ever be able to. They'd take care of that. They said, "It's gonna really make things cheaper. We have to do this because health care costs are just out of control, causing the deficit, causing the...
  • Braces for the Kids Just Got More Expensive: Obamacare Tax Hike Case Study

    01/11/2013 10:34:34 AM PST · by grundle · 10 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | January 11, 2013
    In 2013, the tax increases in Obamacare will increasingly conspire against kitchen-table family healthcare decisions. As just one example, below are some of the taxes that will impact the purchase of dental braces: Obamacare Medical Device Tax: As of Jan.1, Obamacare imposes a new tax of 2.3 percent on medical device manufacturers, including those who make dental braces. The tax is imposed on gross sales -- even if the company does not earn a profit in a given year. While the tax will be paid to the IRS by the manufacturer, the tax will be passed along as a higher...
  • It's Not the 'Doctor Shortage,' Stupid (It's a Manufactured Crisis)

    01/11/2013 7:47:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/11/2013 | Michael Applebaum, MD
    Newsmax.com, on 07 January 2013, published an article entitled, "Doctor Shortage Becoming Crisis Under Obamacare." The sick care industry is a repair and rescue industry. This so-called crisis is a manufactured one in the same way that there would be a "mechanic shortage" if the overwhelming preponderance of cars were so poorly built by intent that they required an obscene amount of repair. The fundamental problems with the sick care system, for the most part, remain the quality of the protoplasm entering it, i.e., people are unfit by choice who therefore develop diseases of choice, and the combined efforts of...
  • Cutting Costs, Risking Lives

    01/11/2013 7:24:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Linda Chavez
    Obamacare promised access to health care to millions of Americans who lacked it, with the president personally promising those who had health care that they liked that they wouldn't be forced to change. Magically, all of this was supposed to be accompanied by lower premiums for those already insured and overall savings in the health care system to slow. But as the program swings into full gear, it is becoming apparent those promises can't be kept -- at least not without major intrusion into health care decisions that affect patients. One of the only ways to save money is to...
  • Hobby Lobby a Cash Cow for Obama or Maybe Oklahoma is too Red?

    01/10/2013 10:54:51 AM PST · by maggiesnotebook · 3 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 1-9-13 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Companies owned by Catholics and Protestants have received temporary ObamaCare injunctions. The injunction requested by Oklahoma's Hobby Lobby and Mardel stores was rejected. Oklahoma is the only state where every county, all 77, voted against Barack Obama. Maybe that's the problem, or maybe the problem is the Cash Cow Status of Hobby Lobby, which is required to pay a fine of $1.3 Million PER DAY if they refuse to pay for birth control and abortions (the morning after, and the week after pill) for employees under their self-insured health care programs. The fines are not designated to pay down the...
  • Thank Goodness for Obamacare: Hidden Amendment Prevents Gun and Ammo Registry

    01/10/2013 7:07:45 AM PST · by drbuzzard · 31 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | JANUARY 9, 2013 | KYLE BECKER
    “Sometimes you have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it,” to paraphrase former Speaker Nancy Pelosi. As reported at IJR earlier today, a hidden amendment in Obamacare prevents a national gun and ammunition registry. That’s right. It was put into the bill by Senator Harry Reid — in order to keep the NRA out of the Obamacare fight. Well, thank you Harry Reid? The Nevada senator, after all, is a fan of guns and firearms, believing them to be as American as baseball or football. (Football without suspected black conservative quarterbacks who play injured in big games,...
  • What Does "Health Insurance Cost" Mean?

    01/10/2013 6:59:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Supply and demand (In that order) ^ | 01/10/2013 | Casey Mulligan
    Beginning next year, people without health insurance through their employer will be able to buy it monthly on "exchanges." They are encouraged to buy the insurance, or else face a penalty for each month and family member not covered. Let's suppose for the moment that the penalty is enforced (even though law limits how the IRS can enforce it). By law, people can let their insurance lapse for three months with no penalty. Moreover, they can choose when the three month lapse occurs, and accelerate and/or delay medical procedures to fall outside the lapse interval, without concern for being denied...
  • IRS Warns Employers: Do Not Try to Avoid ObamaCare Insurance Mandate

    01/10/2013 6:51:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 97 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 10, 2013 | Matt Cover
    The Internal Revenue Service warned employers in a new regulatory proposal not to come up with clever schemes to avoid Obamacare’s employer health insurance mandate. The IRS said it would soon issue “anti-abuse rules” to discourage employers from taking advantage of any regulatory loopholes. “The Treasury Department and the IRS are aware of various structures being considered under which employers might use temporary staffing agencies (or other staffing agencies)… to evade application of section 4980H [the employer insurance mandate],” the IRS said in a proposed regulatory announcement issued December 28. …
  • The Latest Perils of Obamacare

    01/10/2013 5:14:54 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    The latest perils of Obamacare have been revealed. The law is going to be more painful than many experts predicted. Besides the negative impact on quality of care, there will also be significant cost increases leading to reduced access to health insurance and patient care. Huge Premium Increases. The New York Times just reported double-digit increases coming for health insurance. The reporter reminded readers that "one of the biggest objectives" of the Obama administration's law was to "stem the rapid rise in insurance costs for consumers." Before he was elected, Mr. Obama promised a $2,500 reduction in family premiums in...
  • Ha Ha! Obamacare Senate Amendment Forbids Ammo and Gun Registration

    01/09/2013 7:01:20 PM PST · by opentalk · 22 replies
    fire andrea mitchell ^ | January 9, 2013 | Fire Andrea Mitchell
    I guess we really did have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it. Of course, Obama is the lawless president and doesn’t abide by laws anyway. But still, it’s funny to find out that ObamaCARE, rammed down America’s throats by Marxist Democrats in 2010 forbids any gun or ammo registration. Good news — it has become known that hidden deep within the massive 2800-page bill called Obamacare there is a Senate Amendment protecting the right to keep and bear arms. It seems that in their haste to cram socialized medicine down the throats of the Amereople, then-Speaker...
  • Backlash Against Wendy’s, Taco Bell Franchisees for Cutting Hours and Blaming Obamacare

    01/09/2013 3:57:44 PM PST · by drewh · 77 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | January 9, 2013 12:11 PM | By Elizabeth S. Mitchell
    Backlash Against Wendy’s, Taco Bell for Cutting Hours and Blaming Obamacare By Elizabeth S. Mitchell on January 9, 2013 12:11 PM Few things grab the public’s attention like a celebrity-backed boycott, protest, or backlash against a specific brand or company. Today, Wendy’s and Taco Bell find themselves on the wrong end of just this sort of upheaval. Roughly 100 Wendy’s employees in the Omaha, Nebraska area will have their weekly schedules reduced to 28 hours a week so that they will no longer qualify for the health care benefits that “Obamacare” mandates for full-time employees. A Taco Bell in Guthrie,...
  • HHS miscalculated hospital DSH payments

    01/09/2013 3:27:32 PM PST · by Makana · 1 replies
    Fierce HealthCare ^ | January 9, 2013 | Alicia Carimenico
    The U.S Department of Health & Human Services will recalculate disproportionate share hospitals (DSH) payments for more than 100 hospitals, as well as pay interest on any additional amounts owed, according to an order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Last week, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered two cases be vacated and remanded to HHS for recalculation of reimbursement amounts for healthcare services rendered to low-income patients. According to the judge, the additional proceedings must be consistent with Northeast Hospital Corp. v. Sebelius, in which the agency's decision to exclude Medicare Advantage patient days from...
  • This Is How a Secret Gun Provision Made its Way Into Obamacare Legislation

    01/09/2013 12:08:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/9/13 | Billy Hallowell
    There’s a widely-unknown provision in the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) — legislative wording that is capturing attention in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Pushed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), a newly-noticed regulation that was placed deep within the bill back in 2010, among other things, bans doctors from documenting patients’ answers to questions that focus upon guns. The Washington Post first reported on Dec. 30 about the presence of this controversial wording. Under a section with the headline “Protection of Second Amendment Gun Rights,” the NRA-advocated wording is nestled deep within the...
  • Why Mal Reynolds Would Be Disappointed with Nathan Fillion

    01/09/2013 10:54:42 AM PST · by Marcus · 22 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | Jan. 9, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    A group of celebrities have decided to boycott Wendy's because that company is alleged to have cut hours for its employees to get out from under the requirements imposed for Obamacare. There are two things wrong with this. The first wrong thing is that only a single Wendy's franchise owner is taking this course of action and not the entire chain. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the franchise owner in Omaha, Neb., (not southern California) is taking this action because he cannot afford to provide the health care insurance that Obamacare requires for his full-time employees. It is either...
  • To Sidestep Obamacare, Wendy’s Reduces Hours for Hundreds in Nebraska

    01/09/2013 8:09:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 08 Jan 2013 02:35 PM | Michael Mullins
    Employees at various Wendy’s restaurant locations in Nebraska will work fewer hours this year, reportedly due to costs associated with Obamacare. Under the new healthcare law, businesses with 50 or more “full-time” employees must offer health benefits to their staffers working between 32 and 38 hours. Non-managerial workers at Omaha-area Wendy’s will see their hours cut to 28 hours a week, according to local NBC affiliate WOWT. … The number of employees in Omaha who will be affected by the decision is in question. The Huffington Post reported approximately 300 staffers, while WOWT reported 100 workers. There are 11 Wendy’s...
  • Do You Know About Obamacare’s Part-Time Trap

    01/09/2013 7:22:30 AM PST · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    http://www.libertynews.com/ ^ | january 8, 2013 | jimmie bise jr
    Moe Lane highlighted a number of business in several states that are cutting their employees’ hours (when they’re not actually laying off employees), to prepare for the coming asteroid-strike that are the Obamacare taxes. The IRS, which is in charge of enforcing the bazillion-page monstrosity, recently decided 30 hours is the new “full-time” and so tens of thousands of workers will find their hours cut from a normal 32-40 down to 29, so their bosses can afford to keep them on the payroll. The whole cycle of government action/business reaction/government overreaction was as predictable as an Obama campaign speech but...
  • Celebs Mangle Facts, Call for Wendy's Boycott Over ObamaCare Cutbacks

    01/08/2013 10:17:35 PM PST · by chessplayer · 45 replies
    Liberal celebrities are piling on the Wendy's fast food chain, facts and economic realities be darned. Dan Savage, Nathan Fillion and Sarah Silverman are tweeting for others to join their Wendy's boycott after news leaked that the hamburger chain will be slashing some workers' hours due to restrictions placed upon them by ObamaCare. Too bad the trio didn't read the fine print - or look beyond standard far-left outlets like ThinkProgress. The worker cuts in question are only applicable to a handful of Wendy's outlets, not the whole chain itself.
  • Hobby Lobby Fights The Good Fight Against Obamacare Tyranny

    01/08/2013 6:23:17 PM PST · by billflax · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/08/2013 | Bill Flax
    Welcome to Obamaland where our inalienable rights are being gradually degraded. Now that President Obama needs never to curry electoral favor again will government’s grasping overreach soon strangle a successful arts-and-crafts company? “We’re just going to have to cross that bridge when we come to it,” says attorney Kyle Duncan of the Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty. Mr. Duncan represents Hobby Lobby, a family-owned retail chain risking severe penalties for putting principles before profits. Limited self-government descends into tyranny. Hobby Lobby faces looming fines of up to $1.3 million per day for refusing to abide a spurious provision of the...
  • A tax even Chuck Schumer hates

    01/08/2013 3:58:13 PM PST · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | january 7, 2013 | SALLY C. PIPES
    Among the five new ObamaCare tax hikes that kicked in Jan. 1, one in particular is attracting opposition from both Republicans and Democrats: the tax on medical devices. Last month, 18 Democratic senators and senators-elect (including New York’s own Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand) wrote Majority Leader Harry Reid, asking him to delay implementation of this 2.3 percent excise tax on the sales of everything from pacemakers to tongue depressors. The House already voted to repeal the tax, which is projected to extract as much as $29 billion from medical-device firms. There’s a reason that lawmakers from both parties...
  • Breaking: NC Residents Urge Local Officials to Say NO to Obamacare

    01/08/2013 11:57:31 AM PST · by God'sgrrl · 1 replies
    SarahNET ^ | January 7, 2013 | Sarahnet.net
    NC Residents Urge Local Officials to Say NO to Obamacare Rally on January 9th to reject the implementation of Obamacare in North Carolina January 7, 2013-- On opening day of the North Carolina General Assembly from Noon to 4PM, North Carolina conservatives, libertarians, and others seeking government accountability will gather together to remind the incoming General Assembly to honor the Oath they have just sworn.more...
  • NHS scandal: Up to 1,200 patients ‘died needlessly’ at British hospital

    01/08/2013 9:07:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2013 | Guy Benson
    Since Ed and I have each written about the latest round of Obamacare-exacerbated premium hikes, let’s check in on Britain’s single-payer system, which many American liberals fetishize: An official inquiry into failings at [Stafford] hospital, where between 400 and 1,200 patients died needlessly due to a catalogue of failings and appalling standards of care, is due to be published later this month. The report is expected to blame managers who cut costs and reduced staffing levels in an attempt to hit "efficiency" targets and win foundation status. Before taking control of the health service, Sir David ran the health authority...
  • Local Wendy's cuts employee's hours due to Obamacare costs

    01/08/2013 7:40:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/08/2013 | Rick Moran
    An Omaha-based Wendy's franchisee is cutting all non-management workers' hours to part time in order to avoid paying health insurance to its employees. The cost of Obamacare was cited as the reason: ********* The company has announced that all non-management positions will have their hours reduced to 28 a week. Gary Burdette, Vice President of Operations for the local franchise, says the cuts are coming because the new Affordable Health Care Act requires employers to offer health insurance to employees working 32-38 hours a week. Under the current law they are not considered full time and that as a small...
  • Wanted: Ten Thousand Hobby Lobbies

    01/08/2013 5:08:33 AM PST · by scottfactor · 8 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 01/08/13 | Gina Miller
    America needs ten thousand more. America needs thousands of businesses to resist this lawless administration in Washington and stand on the principles of freedom as Hobby Lobby has bravely done. These principles of freedom are enshrined in America’s founding documents, although they are not given to us by those documents. Our freedoms come from God alone, not government, and the fact that our current federal government spits on our God-given freedoms is a gross affront to our nation and its citizens. By now you have heard of the courageous stand the Christian owners of the national arts and crafts retail...
  • Omaha Wendy’s Franchise Forced to Cut Employee Hours Thanks to Obamacare

    01/08/2013 2:29:46 AM PST · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ ^ | january 7, 2013 | jim hoft
    An Omaha Wendy’s franchise announced it would cut hours for 100 employees due to the new Democrat Obamacare health plan. WOWT reported: A fast-food chain is slashing employee hours so franchise owners don’t have to pay health benefits. Around 100 local Wendy’s workers have learned their hours are being cut. A spokesperson says a new health care law is to blame. “Thirty-six to 37 hours a week.” That’s how many hours T.J. Growbeck works at the 84th and Giles Wendy’s restaurant. The money he earns helps him pay for the basics, but that’s not the case for all his co-workers....
  • Obama’s $264 Billion Tax Bill for 2013 May Spark New Recession

    01/07/2013 8:44:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 07 Jan 2013 10:18 PM | David A. Patten
    With the fiscal cliff deal and many Obamacare taxes taking effect, Americans will be slammed with an estimated $264 billion in new taxes this year alone—making 2013 memorable for delivering one of the largest one-year tax increases in American history. The math breakdown of the new taxes is simple: Key parts of the Bush tax cuts will expire as a result of the new fiscal cliff legislation, hitting American taxpayers with a tax bill of about $39.5 billion each year for the next decade. … Moody’s chief economist Mark Zandi issued a projection that the tax burden will cut GDP...
  • Study predicts Obama healthcare law will raise premiums on young adults

    01/07/2013 7:26:08 PM PST · by magellan · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 January 2012 | Elise Viebeck
    The study says a provision linking prices for older and younger patients could raise costs on the young. Young adults will see higher health insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because of a provision that links prices for older and younger patients, according to a new study. Actuaries at management consulting firm Oliver Wyman predicted the law's age rating restrictions could mean a 42 percent hike in premium costs for people aged 21 to 29 when they buy individual coverage. "This means that close to 4 million uninsured individuals … can expect to pay more out of pocket...
  • Doctor Shortage Becoming Crisis Under Obamacare

    01/07/2013 5:55:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Newsmax Health ^ | Monday, January 7, 2013 4:56 PM | Nick Tate
    If it feels like you’re spending more time in the waiting room of your doctor’s office these days, it’s not your imagination. Family doctors are busier than ever. For many people, it is becoming difficult to even find a doctor, say experts who blame Obamacare for accelerating the nation’s doctor shortage. … What’s driving the trend, health experts say, is the nation’s growing population of older Americans using more healthcare resources. At the same time, as many as 1 in 3 practicing physicians are nearing retirement age. What’s more, the addition of some 30 million patients newly covered by insurance—as...
  • Obama's Affirmative Action: Tax Increases for Everyone!

    01/07/2013 10:52:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Morgan Brittany
    Here we go again folks, the Obama lies continue to flow.  Remember when he said this?  “I can make a firm pledge.  Under my plan no family making under $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.  Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains, not any of your taxes.”  Really.  Then how is it that this week when people got their payroll checks they were a little thinner than they were in 2012?  I’m not talking about the “evil rich”, but the average everyday worker.  With the expiration of the payroll tax cut,...
  • Repeal Obamacare bill: Michele Bachmann introduces first bill of 113th Congress

    01/07/2013 10:53:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    UPI ^ | 01/07/2013 | GABRIELLE LEVY
    The Minnesota Representative introduced a bill to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act, the first bill of the 113th Congress--but it stands almost no chance of passing. Second verse, same as the first, apparently.Rep. Michele Bachmann, the Tea Party darling and former presidential candidate introduced the first House bill of the 113th Congress Thursday.Of course, the bill she introduced was to--you guessed it--repeal Obamacare in its entirety. At noon today, I introduced the first bill of the 113th Congress to repeal Obamacare in its entirety.— Michele Bachmann (@MicheleBachmann) January 3, 2013 Even if Bachmann's bill stood a chance of becoming...
  • Vanity: Turning North Carolina into a "no Obamacare" state (GOP controll gov & state houses)

    01/07/2013 10:51:42 AM PST · by Kolath · 6 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 01/07/2013 | Submissions
    We made history in November by helping put into office a new Republican Governor, Lt. Governor, and a Republican super-majority in the legislature. We have new Republican legislators from districts who haven’t elected a Republican in 100 years. Much of this success is thanks to you, the grassroots conservatives who put everything you had into restoring North Carolina. It is now time to help our representatives implement conservative principles, and our first and most critical issue is Obamacare. There is still time for our new Republican Governor Pat McCrory to opt out of the setting up health care exchanges in...
  • Obamacare Guarantees Higher Health Insurance Premiums -- $3,000+ Higher

    01/07/2013 9:28:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/7/13 | Sally Pipes
    President Obama will deliver a second inaugural address later this month. He’ll no doubt reflect on what he’s done during his first four years in office — and on his signature healthcare law in particular. Let’s reflect with him. During his first campaign for the presidency in 2008, the president promised that his health reform plan would “bring down premiums by $2,500 for the typical family” by the end of his first term. Well, that first term is just about up. And health insurance isn’t any cheaper. In fact, it’s more expensive. Premiums have increased by an average of $3,065....
  • Health insurance rates going up by double digits: NYT

    01/07/2013 7:32:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember that Nancy Pelosi told us that we needed to pass ObamaCare to find out what’s in it. Barack Obama promised to “bend the cost curve,” too. Looks like both of them were right, at least according to the Paper of Record, which discovers to its surprise that dumping nebulous mandates on insurers causes them to bend the cost curve sharply upward (via Instapundit): Health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one of the biggest objectives of the Obama administration’s health care law was to stem the rapid...
  • Dodd-Frank's Problems -- and Potential Solutions

    01/07/2013 4:56:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Over the next year, we will probably see much controversy over the implementation of Obamacare. Health insurance is something that almost every adult has some acquaintance with, and there seem to be glitches aplenty in the legislation, much delay in issuing regulations and some possible changes resulting from litigation. We're likely to see or hear less about the operations of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation legislation, passed four months after Obamacare. Most of us don't work at banks or financial institutions, which will have to grapple with its myriad provisions and the regulations to be issued thereunder, and we tend to...
  • Obama to Boehner: 'We Don't Have a Spending Problem'

    01/06/2013 6:53:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/6/13 | Ben Shapiro
    In an interview with Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal, newly re-elected House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) opened up about President Obama’s utter unwillingness to cut a single dollar from federal spending. In a stunning admission, Obama reportedly told Boehner, “We don’t have a spending problem.” Boehner added that President Obama continues to maintain that America’s federal deficit is caused not by governmental overspending but by “a health-care problem.” Said Boehner, “They blame all of the fiscal woes on our health-care system.” Boehner told Obama, “Clearly we have a health-care problem, which is about to get worse with Obamacare....
  • The Ugly Reality On The Budget, Deficits And Debt Ceiling

    01/06/2013 10:34:02 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 19 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | January 6, 2013 | Karl Deninger
    As you folks all know I've been pounding the table for years about the fact that if we're serious about addressing what's wrong with our budget we must break the medical monopolies. Indeed, there's an entire sub-category of Tickers dedicated to Health Reform, which I started writing on when the entire Obama mess began and the discussion took off in earnest. But lately I've been asked to look once again at exactly what sort of realistic budget cuts we could make, especially now that the "fiscal cliff" game has been "punted." Let's remember something here folks -- last calendar year's...
  • Ted Cruz Spends First Day in the Senate Making News and Making Waves

    01/05/2013 6:22:59 AM PST · by Perdogg · 55 replies
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has barely taken his oath of office as a United States Senator and he is already making news. He has a Washington Post op-ed in which he reiterates his "opportunity conservatism" approach to governance. The first bill he will file will be to repeal Obamacare. This and a combative stance on guns and fiscal policy have gotten the notice of the media.
  • Obama, Race and Affirmative Action: Why the Second Term Will Be Worse (Part II)

    01/06/2013 9:13:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2013 | Carl Horowitz
    The executive branch isn’t the only arena in which the Obama affirmative action crusade will be felt over the next four years. The legislative branch, too, offers manifold opportunities for mischief. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-148), or “Obamacare,” for example, offers a generous supply of tripwire. Section 5301, which defines criteria for federal aid to medical schools, contains a subsection, “Priorities in Making Awards.” It states: “The Secretary [of Health and Human Services] shall give priority to qualified applicants that…have a record of training individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups.” Section 5303,...