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A Picture of Tracy Kyle Tracy Kyle
10/13/2014

The Latest Judicial Issue With The Federal Subsidies

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who enjoys health insurance thanks to federal subsidies, then you’re probably concerned about what the recent rulings in many district and appeals courts across the county regarding federal subsidies is all about. Before we get into the substantive issues on the table regarding the federal subsidies, we must first advise that this... Read Full Article

A Picture of Tyler Steadman Tyler Steadman
09/18/2014

2015- Review Your Options Even if Your Policy is Set to Autoenroll

If you signed up for a health insurance plan from the health insurance exchange website in 2014 and received financial assistance via federal subsidies, then you may have to re-examine your coverage during open enrollment despite the government’s assurance in June that plans would be renewed automatically for 2015. According to the Congressional Budget Office, approximately 13 million Americans will... Read Full Article

A Picture of Adam Weisshouse Adam Weisshouse
09/18/2014

CMS is Requesting Income Verification From Some Americans

On Sept. 15, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Studies announced that it would be investigating income discrepancies for more than 360,000 Americans currently enrolled in a private health insurance plan through the federal health insurance exchange. The government organization that administers the Medicare and Medicaid programs reported that income levels differ from official tax records. The CMS needs to... Read Full Article

A Picture of Elliott Perez Elliott Perez
07/12/2014

Number of Uninsured Americans at all Time Low

The concept behind the Affordable Care Act was a simple one: create a healthcare system that provided health coverage to every person no matter their medical history, financial position and geographic location. Eventually and ideally, if the letter of the Obamacare law is carried out to the fullest, the percentage of people who are uninsured in the United States would... Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
07/12/2014

The Hobby Lobby Ruling and the Implications on the ACA

The Supreme Court returned a verdict in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. on June 30, 2014 and the Justices decided by a 5-4 ruling that Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and other for-profit corporations who have specific religious objections to providing and paying for the costs of contraception devices in the insurance policies they offer their employees are exempt from... Read Full Article

A Picture of Alex Hitcherson Alex Hitcherson
07/12/2014

CA Passes Law That Exempts Businesses from Mandates Until 2016

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on July 7, 2014 that excused small businesses in California from complying with the employer mandate requirements under the Affordable Care Act for another year, until 2016. Under the original version of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama wanted the employer mandates to take effect in 2014. That deadline was pushed back until... Read Full Article

A Picture of Elliott Perez Elliott Perez
07/11/2014

Lawmakers are Drafting a Way Around Hobby Lobby Ruling

Democratic lawmakers are not going to sit back and delve on the possible ramifications of the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling for too long because they have already proposed legislation that would address the issues created by the June 30th ruling. As a refresher, the Supreme Court returned a verdict on June 30 in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores,... Read Full Article

A Picture of Alex Hitcherson Alex Hitcherson
07/11/2014

Hobby Lobby Case Isn’t the Last Coming Down the Pike

Hobby Lobby VS. Obamacare On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States returned a verdict in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. stating that for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby are not required to pay for and provide contraception through the insurance policies that they fund for their employees because it violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The... Read Full Article

A Picture of Adam Weisshouse Adam Weisshouse
05/09/2014

Border States Driving to Mexico for Cheaper Healthcare

California Obamacare patients are finding it more affordable to drive to Tijuana, Mexico for health care treatment than to use their high-deductible Obamacare plans. Irma Montalvo tells USA Today seeing a Tijuana doctor only costs $15 and that she likes her Mexican doctor better. “She listens to me,” said Montalvo, a U.S. citizen who was born in Mexico, said in... Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
05/09/2014

Obamacare, Constitution’s Origination Clause was Broken

Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act is back in court, according to a Yahoo! News report on Thursday. President Barack Obama’s huge health care reform law which has had so much trouble getting passed and later enacted is now being challenged on terms of legality. The latest attack on Obamacare comes from a group which says Congress didn’t pass it legally... Read Full Article

A Picture of Adam Weisshouse Adam Weisshouse
04/09/2014

Want Health Insurance? TOO BAD..NO policies til 2015!

Latest ObamaCare surprise: Most won’t be able to buy health insurance until end of year Jim Angle There is yet another ObamaCare surprise waiting for consumers: from now until the next open enrollment at the end of this year, most people will simply not be able to buy any health insurance at all, even outside the exchanges. “It’s all closed... Read Full Article

A Picture of Alex Hitcherson Alex Hitcherson
03/31/2014

How Windfall Earnings Can Spoil Your Obamacare Subsidy

Question: I expect $45,000 in self-employed income for my family of four this year, qualifying me for substantial government subsidies through the Affordable Care Act exchange. What happens if my actual earnings are just as expected until Dec. 31, 2014, when I realize an involuntary capital gain because a company that I own a stake in gets bought out by... Read Full Article

A Picture of Charlotte Gilbert Charlotte Gilbert
03/31/2014

IRS Will Retroactively Bill You for Obamacare If Your Income Rises

Get this. Say you reported to the Obamacare exchange last month that your recent income is at a rate of about $50,000 per year. For a family of four that signs up just the two adults, Obamacare subsidies would be about $500 a month or $6K for the year. What happens if your income rises for some reason and you... Read Full Article

A Picture of Elliott Perez Elliott Perez
03/25/2014

Obamacare Horrors Stories Revealed

“There are plenty of [Obamacare] horror stories being told. All of them are untrue,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid not long ago on the floor of the Senate. Four years after the president signed the measure into law, there are, of course, many real stories of hardship under Obamacare. An extensive list of which is included at the end... Read Full Article

A Picture of Charlotte Gilbert Charlotte Gilbert
03/25/2014

March 31 is Cut Off for ObamaCare Registration

March 31 may be a significant – and very expensive – date in your life. Don’t know why? That is not unusual. Tens of millions of Americans do not, according to public opinion polls. By the end of this month, many people are required to be signed up for Obamacare health insurance. Failure to do so means paying a tax... Read Full Article

A Picture of Charlotte Gilbert Charlotte Gilbert
03/07/2014

Sex Changes for University of Illinois under Obamacare

University of Illinois trustees today approved a student health insurance plan for the Urbana-Champaign campus that will for the first time cover gender reassignment surgery, a benefit they approved for the Chicago campus last year. The trustees’ 8-2 decision came after about 20 minutes of discussion and followed public comments by two students and an employee who counsels the university’s... Read Full Article

A Picture of Elliott Perez Elliott Perez
02/07/2014

ObamaCare Deals Blow to Liberalism

SCOTT S. POWELL: Although unexpected, the unraveling of the Affordable Care Act may deliver a mortal blow to liberalism. At the very least, it presents a momentous opportunity for a majority of the American people to recognize that dependence on unaccountable government bureaucracies is a loser’s wager. Since failure is often the best teacher, the ObamaCare fiasco may well catalyze... Read Full Article

A Picture of Charlotte Gilbert Charlotte Gilbert
02/04/2014

The Uninsured Hate ObamaCare

Health Care: A new survey shows that ObamaCare is less popular with the uninsured than with the public. How is this even possible? The January Kaiser Family Foundation health tracking poll shows that just 24% of the uninsured approve of ObamaCare. That’s down from 40% the month before the reform officially launched in October, and it’s a full 10 points... Read Full Article

A Picture of Charlotte Gilbert Charlotte Gilbert
02/04/2014

Richard Simmons Obamacare Ad Triggers California Audit

Richard Simmons’ massive, eight-hour, $1.37 million Obamacare ad spurred a California state senator to request a full audit of the state exchange. The YouTube ad, featuring a gyrating Simmons and chock full of Hollywood celebrities, was an attempt to get Californians to enroll in Obamacare coverage. But the prohibitive expense is raising questions given the fiscal predicament Covered California has... Read Full Article

A Picture of Charlotte Gilbert Charlotte Gilbert
01/19/2014

Dozens More Obamacare Regs To Be Unveiled in 2014

The Congressional Research Service has identified dozens of new regulations being written in various stages by agencies that will be applied to enforce Obamacare. There is no estimate of what the regulations will cost. That little tidbit of information doesn’t seem to be at the top of the list of things we should know about government regulation before they’re approved.... Read Full Article

A Picture of Elliott Perez Elliott Perez
01/19/2014

Gun Permits Out Number Obamacare Applications in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — In two weeks, nearly 22,000 Illinois residents have applied online for a permit to carry a gun, according to the State Police. But in the past three months, only 61,000 have selected an insurance plan through the state’s “Obamacare” website, according to numbers from the state. State Sen. Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, said when considering Illinois has been promoting... Read Full Article

A Picture of Charlotte Gilbert Charlotte Gilbert
01/19/2014

ObamaCare Gets Outsourced Amid Unemployment Crisis

President Obama spent $831 billion of taxpayer money on a stimulus plan for the economy. He gave nearly $50 billion in aid to GM to keep it afloat. He lost $500 million on energy company Solyndra. All in the name of saving jobs. Yet when it comes to his own signature initiative, the president doesn’t care about American workers. He’s... Read Full Article

A Picture of Charlotte Gilbert Charlotte Gilbert
11/19/2013

Obama’s Obamacare Fix is Sugar-Coated Manure

Frankly, I’m sick of the dishonesties that gush from President Obama’s mouth. Last week, he promised an “administrative fix” for Obamacare, which was nothing more than an attempt to revive his tanking poll numbers, protect at-risk Democrats up for reelection in 2014, and deflect blame to insurance companies. Obama doesn’t care that his “administrative fix” won’t fix anything. What he... Read Full Article

A Picture of Charlotte Gilbert Charlotte Gilbert
10/04/2013

Beware of Fake Obamacare Insurance Marketplace Sites

Amidst the fighting in Washington and the reports of Marketplace site outages, one issue surrounding the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) hasn’t been addressed: scammers. Security company Trend Micro reported that they’re already seeing spam targeted to words like “medicare,” “enrollment,” and “medical insurance.” These terms aren’t quite on-point just yet, but Trend Micro’s threat communications manager Christopher Budd told... Read Full Article

A Picture of Elliott Perez Elliott Perez
10/04/2013

HealthCare.Gov: ACCESS DENIED

Let me start by stating I am completely for “affordable” health care. Let me add that I’m not convinced we’ve found the answer. After visiting the www.healthcare.gov website, I soon realized we’re headed for some challenging moments in the very near future. First, I was summarily placed in ‘line’…..aka ‘governmental red tape’….. While the process didn’t surprise me, it made... Read Full Article

A Picture of Charlotte Gilbert Charlotte Gilbert
10/04/2013

SCAM WARNING: Affordable Care Cards

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act is underway, and for many people who are trying to get covered, there’s much confusion as to who’s eligible, which options have changed and what people need to do to obtain health insurance. Unfortunately, scam artists have already pounced on that confusion. President Barack Obama, who championed the Affordable Care Act in 2010... Read Full Article

A Picture of Charlotte Gilbert Charlotte Gilbert
09/16/2013

ObamaCare will Target your Sex Life

Are you sexually active? If so, with one partner, multiple partners or same-sex partners?” Be ready to answer those questions and more the next time you go to the doctor, whether it’s the dermatologist or the cardiologist and no matter if the questions are unrelated to why you’re seeking medical help. And you can thank the Obama health law. “This... Read Full Article

A Picture of Charlotte Gilbert Charlotte Gilbert
08/22/2013

UPS Drops Spouses from Health Insurance

ObamaCare’s Latest Outrage Health Reform: Thousands of UPS workers have found out what’s actually in that Obama-Care package Democrats shipped out in 2010. Their company decided to drop coverage for spouses to avoid the law’s added costs. President Obama has been claiming lately that most of his signature law is already in place, and that all the fuss about delays... Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
08/22/2013

Delta Airlines and the $100 Million Costs of Obamacare

  Obamacare. Delta Airlines, in a letter it prepared back in June, outlined just how onerous Obamacare would be to the airline. In the past twenty-four hours, during my radio show in Atlanta, numerous Delta employees called in to tell me Delta is now telling its employees their healthcare will be radically changed because of Obamacare. A handful of them... Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
08/21/2013

Will Low Prices Attract Millenials to Obamacare

NEW YORK (Reuters) – If uninsured young Americans shun the new health plans offered under President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law, it will be because the insurance costs too much and not because they don’t expect to need much medical care, according to a study released on Wednesday. What uninsured young adults do when state exchanges created under “Obamacare” open... Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
08/21/2013

The Food Police and Obamacare

Chain restaurants and their customers will soon feel the pinch of an expensive ObamaCare requirement that has been flying under the radar until now. ObamaCare mandates that “restaurants and similar retail food establishments” print nutritional information on their menus. The restaurant industry is extremely competitive. If consumers demand menu labeling, restaurants will meet that demand. In fact, many restaurants already... Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
08/21/2013

Town Trims Hours to Escape Obamacare

MIDDLETOWN — The township shaved back hours for some part-time workers to avoid providing insurance required under the federal health care reform law, the Asbury Park Press has learned. The change impacts about 25 part-time employees. But that could translate to a $775,000 annual increase in the township’s health insurance costs, based on the current benefits in place now, which... Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
08/16/2013

Forced Home Inspections Authorized under Obamacare

“Clearly, any family may be visited by federally paid agents for almost any reason.” Kent Brown and Rep. Rick Quinn discuss “forced” home inspections under Obamacare in the video below http://benswann.com/obamacare-provision-forced-home-inspections/ According to an Obamacare provision millions of Americans will be targeted. The Health and Human Services’ website states that your family will be targeted if you fall under the... Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
08/08/2013

‘Navigator’ Training Requirements cut “Appears Irresponsible.”

The problems keep stacking up for the partial implementation of Obamacare on October 1. The Wall Street Journal reports this week that the Department of Health and Human Services has cut back on the number of training hours required for the Obamacare “navigators,” federal workers who under the health care law are tasked with helping consumers purchase insurance through the... Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
08/02/2013

Congress Gets Its Own Obamacare Waiver

Congress passed the Obamacare law but won’t have to live under it. My thoughts at this turn of events are unprintable “Lawmakers and staff can breathe easy – their health care tab is not going to soar next year. The Office of Personnel Management, under heavy pressure from Capitol Hill, will issue  regulations saying that the government can continue to... Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
08/02/2013

‘Affordable Care Act’ will RAISE costs for parents of special-needs kids

President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare,” will make it more difficult for parents of special-needs children to pay for tuition at special schools and to purchase medical equipment, according to a new report. More than 30 million Americans place money into a pre-tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA) through their employers to help save emergency funds to pay for... Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
07/31/2013

How ObamaCare Hurts Patients

The 340B program was meant to help about 90 hospitals buy drugs to treat the poor. Now 1,675 hospitals qualify. President Obama promised to mend the failings in the American health-care system, and yet for cancer treatment, ObamaCare is taking a rotten feature of the old system and making it worse. The Affordable Care Act expands a program called 340B,... Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
07/31/2013

Georgia Insurance Rates Spike 198% Under Obamacare

Georgia insurance commissioner asks Sec. Sebelius to explain rate increases Health insurance rates in Georgia are rising by up to 198 percent under Obamacare, the Georgia Insurance Commissioner said in a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Monday. States are required by the Affordable Care Act to report new insurance premium rates for state exchanges... Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
07/29/2013

The Case for Stopping ObamaCare Has Never Been Stronger

Health Overhaul: Republicans are fighting over a government shutdown when they should be telling a receptive public that if ObamaCare takes effect, the result will be massive taxpayer fraud and privacy violations. News accounts have focused on GOP threats to block any ObamaCare implementation funds in next year’s spending bills, even if that risks a presidential veto and a government... Read Full Article

A Picture of Abby Coleman Abby Coleman
07/27/2013

ObamaCare: 1 Million from Work to Welfare

A new study suggests President Obama’s Affordable Care Act might have yet another huge and negative unintended consequence: if low-income adults can get health insurance through Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, they are less likely to try and get a job — or keep a job. As Public Health Insurance, Labor Supply, and Employment Lock by Craig Garthwaite, Tal Gross, and Matthew... Read Full Article

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