Archive | December, 2012

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The Fiscal Cliff’s Hidden $1 Trillion Tax Hike

There is a hidden $1 trillion net tax hike in the “fiscal cliff” that no one is talking about. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Obamacare’s twenty new or higher taxes amount to a net $1 trillion over the next decade, 2013-2022. These tax increases are already permanent law due to Obamacare. They include […]

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Obama Administration: We Can and Will Force Christians to Act Against Their Faith

In a legal argument formally presented in federal court in the case of Hobby Lobby v. Kathleen Sebelius, the Obama administration is claiming that the First Amendment—which expressly denies the government the authority to prohibit the “free exercise” of religion—nonetheless allows it to force Christians to directly violate their religious beliefs even on a matter […]

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Hobby Lobby’s Emergency Application to Supreme Court: Sotomayor

Having been away, I’ll catch up quickly on Wednesday’s order by Justice Sotomayor, in her capacity as circuit justice for the Tenth Circuit, denying the emergency application by which the individual members of the Green family and their two closely-held family businesses sought an injunction, pending appeal, against the HHS mandate. That order puts the […]

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The Seventh Circuit Blocks the HHS Mandate for a Private Business: Sotomayor Squashed

Late yesterday afternoon (Friday), the Seventh Circuit granted an emergency injunction against the HHS mandate — preventing its enforcement against an Illinois business and its owners. My colleagues at the ACLJ represent Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc., a family-owned, full-service construction contractor. The company is located in Highland, Ill., and employs about 90 workers. The […]

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Hobby Lobby, Obamacare and the Loss of America’s Soul

As for religious liberty, liberals like Supreme Court judge Sonia Sotomayor, rather than uphold religious liberty, facilitate Barack Obama’s effort to redefine the free exercise clause of the First Amendment. Jeannie DeAngelis In America, established rights such as religious liberty and the right to bear arms are currently under attack. Liberals are in charge and […]

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Obamacare Opponents Going About Health Care Reform All Wrong

While all eyes are or aren’t on Washington this holiday season as we near our collective jump off the fiscal cliff in the New Year, there is another battle well under way in our state capitals over, you guessed it, the president’s signature health care overhaul. Upholding the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate as a […]

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EDITORIAL: Obamacare’s costly new year

The re-election of President Obama means Uncle Sam is only going to grow larger. As the new year arrives, Americans are likely to see with their own eyes the consequence of their choice of chief executive as health care costs escalate thanks to Obamacare. Provisions of the law that take effect in the new year […]

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Hobby Lobby faces Millions in Fines for Bucking Obamacare

Washington (CNN)– Craft store giant Hobby Lobby is bracing for a $1.3 million a day fine beginning January 1 for noncompliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, dubbed Obamacare The company opposes providing some contraceptives to employees through its company health care plan on religious grounds, saying some contraceptive products, like the morning […]

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Obamacare Could Drive Little Sisters of the Poor Out of the US

A religious order of nuns is concerned about its future presence in the United States because of Obamacare’s impact on its charitable operations. The Little Sisters of the Poor told The Daily Caller that it may not qualify for a long-term exemption from Obamacare’s healthcare mandate. The law requires the order to provide government-approved health […]

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DC Area Child Care Services Announces Closure Due to Obamacare

Washington-area child care service “Mommy Relief” told its clients in an email today that it would cease business Dec. 22 because of provisions of the Affordable Care Act: “By way of explanation, the business model that we have been using for the past several years will not permit us to continue under the Affordable Care […]

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Court Reinstates Obamacare Lawsuits

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a blow to the Obama administration by ruling in favor of two Christian schools suing for exemptions from the Obamacare contraception mandate, the Becket Fund announced. The Court ruled that two lower courts inappropriately dismissed Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey College’s suits, and reinstated the two schools’ lawsuits. […]

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The Emerging Obamacare Truth Is Disarray

A remarkable truth about Obamacare is how many aspects of its initial programs and initiatives are already in disarray. The Obama team is woefully behind its own schedule for implementing features of the legislation. The critical regulations outlining what the Obamacare insurance benefit will look like was supposed to be out more than six months […]

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Waiting for Obamacare The Doctor Won’t See You, Now

A few years ago, my small local hospital asked a Senate staffer if she could assist them in obtaining federal money for a new building. So she did, expediting the process by which that particular corner of northern New Hampshire was deemed to be “under-served” and thus eligible for the fed gravy. At the ribbon-cutting, […]

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Get Ready for the Costs and Chaos of Obamacare

Nancy Pelosi was widely mocked when she said of Obamacare, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” At the time, March 2010, Pelosi’s words accurately described the Democrats’ just-get-it-done approach to passing a national health care bill. But now it turns out Pelosi was wrong. In […]

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Only 15 States Establish Obamacare Health Insurance Exchanges

National Review – The Corner: Wesley J. Smith Only 15 states have fully cooperated with Obamacare by establishing state exchanges. From the CNBC story: “Only 15 states have told the federal government they plan to operate health insurance exchanges under President Barack Obama’s reform law, leaving Washington with the daunting task of creating online marketplaces […]

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Restaurant Chains Ditch Plans to Cut Workers’ Hours in Response to Health Care Law

The company that owns the Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants backed down Thursday from its plan to cut employees’ hours in response to President Obama’s health care law. Darden Restaurants — one of several restaurant firms embroiled in political controversy over employees’ health care benefits — said Thursday it will not follow through with […]

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Want to Sell Insurance on the Obamacare Exchanges? There’s a (3.5%) Fee for That

The Washington Post November 30, 2012 Sarah Kliff The Obama administration is proposing a new way to finance the health law’s insurance exchanges: A fee levied on the insurers who sell in the marketplace. Health and Human Services will operate a health insurance exchange in all states that decline to set up the marketplace themselves. […]

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Guide to Obamacare Taxes for 2013 and 2014

Many Americans could face higher tax bills Jan. 1, 2013, as a result of four health care-reform law changes.Here’s a look at what’s about to hit — unless Congress otherwise acts — and how you may be able to minimize the impact to you. What’s Coming Jan. 1 1. Limit on flexible spending account (FSA) […]

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Do Americans Understand the Gravity of What Happened in the Supreme Court?

Town Hall – June 29, 2012-Neal Boortz The True Impact of the Obamacare Decision Do Americans – do you — really understand the gravity of what happened in the Supreme Court yesterday? Do you have any idea at all how the power of the Imperial Federal Government of the United States has been exponentially increased? […]

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Surprise: New Insurance Fee in Healthcare Overhaul Law

RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It’s a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The charge, buried in a recent regulation, works out to tens of […]

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