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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 Act (Obamacare). It did not ... Read Full Article ›


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. The Court also mandated that ... Read Full Article ›


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 ago. Now it looks like ... Read Full Article ›


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, she was an honored guest, ... Read Full Article ›


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 fact, we have to implement ... Read Full Article ›


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 for two-thirds of the country” ... Read Full Article ›


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 plans to cut workers’ hours. ... Read Full Article ›


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) contributions. Today, employers set their ... Read Full Article ›


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 millions of dollars for the ... Read Full Article ›


Tennessee Says NO to Obamacare Insurance Exchanges

Nevin Batiwalla: Staff Reporter- Nashville Business Journal Tennessee will let the federal government set up a health insurance exchange in the state as part of Obamacare, Gov. Bill Haslam announced today. Haslam, who opposed President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, had previously said that the state running its exchange would be the “lesser of two evils.” Today, however, ... Read Full Article ›


As ObamaCare Mandates Explode, So Will Insurance Costs

Investor’s Business Daily: December 10, 2012 Health Care: The official title of ObamaCare is the “Affordable Care Act.” But the rush to add coverage mandates for every health service under the sun guarantees the law will fail to live up to its name. In a recent New York Times article, chiropractors and acupuncturists bragged about how they’re getting their services ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare Taxes Veterinarians and Pet Owners

Obamacare’s new taxes will soon apply to medical equipment that’s used by both physicians and veterinarians — and pet owners will ultimately foot the bill — according to Heritage Foundation. According to the conservative policy organization, the Internal Revenue Service published a rule Friday covering “dual-use” equipment and supplies. That could include “examination gloves, sterile catheters, infusion pumps, etc.,” according to ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare May Hike Your Pet’s Health Care Bills

The Heritage Foundation: Lachlan Markay American health care consumers aren’t the only ones who will be hit by slated Obamacare tax hikes. Medical bills for their pets may go up as well. According to a rule published Friday by the Internal Revenue Service, some medical devices used in veterinary practices will be hit by Obamacare’s 2.3 percent device tax. Many ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare Sales Tax Will Cause Premiums to Rise By $10k Over 10 Years

The Washington Examiner Joel Gehrke President Obama’s health care overhaul contains a tax that will drive up premiums for individuals, families, and even Medicare Advantage beneficiaries, according to a new study released by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Obamacare “imposes a new sales tax on health insurance that starts at $8 billion in 2014, increase to $14.3 billion in 2018, ... Read Full Article ›


The Opening for a Fresh ObamaCare Challenge

By defining the Obamacare mandate as a tax, one that will not be uniformly applied, the Supreme Court ran afoul of the Constitution. DAVID B. RIVKIN, JR. AND LEE A. CASEY ObamaCare is being implemented, having been upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court in June in a series of cases now known as National Federation of Independent Business v. ... Read Full Article ›


IRS Finalizes New Tax For Medical Devices In Healthcare Law

(Apparently the Government seems to think businesses dont pay taxes and that we should all be punished for being successful business owners..even the single business owners with no employees…) Patrick Temple-West The U.S. Internal Revenue Service on Wednesday released final rules for a new tax on medical devices, products ranging from surgical sutures to knee replacement implants, that starts next ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare: The Resistance Endures

National Review: December 6, 2012: To advise Obamacare opponents to “accept defeat” when vigilance could deliver victory is Vichyism. Former Romney adviser Avik Roy now advises conservatives “to accept the defeat of the movement to repeal Obamacare.” Conservatives should instead shift their energies to “the most desired conservative outcome of all: a fiscally sustainable, fully reformed set of health-care entitlements.” ... Read Full Article ›


ObamaCare Fallout: Walmart Ends Insurance For New Hires

Andrew Breitbart’s – Big Government: December 1, 2012: John Nolte And so the government takeover of our health care system begins: Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, plans to begin denying health insurance to newly hired employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week, according to a copy of the company’s policy obtained by The Huffington Post. … Walmart ... Read Full Article ›


Domino’s: Obamacare Requires 34 Million Pizza Nutrition Signs

The Washington Examiner: November 29, 2012: Paul Bedard New Obamacare regulations targeting the fast food and grocery store market that require signs detailing calorie and nutritional information on every product will force pizza makers like Domino’s to post up to 34 million different signs in every store: One for every possible pizza order. “It’s not like a Big Mac. Pizza ... Read Full Article ›


Invading Your Privacy: The New ObamaCare Tax Form

We’ve been talking about ObamaTax all year long, but here is a grim reality. ObamaCare is going to happen by law unless it is stopped and at this point, it doesn’t look like that will happen. Americans for Tax Reform is giving us a look at the new ObamaCare tax form. On top of being long and complicated, the form ... Read Full Article ›


The Feds Blame the States for Refusing to Become ObamaCare Subsidiaries.

Wall Street Journal November 28, 2012 Hope and Exchange The feds blame the states for refusing to become ObamaCare subsidiaries. ObamaCare is due to land in a mere 10 months—about 300 days—and the Administration is not even close to ready, so naturally the political and media classes are attacking the Governors and state legislators who decline to help out. Mostly ... Read Full Article ›


Poverty like we’ve never seen it

NY POST: November 27, 2012: ROBERT RECTOR The federal government now considers a family of four in New York City to be poor if its pre-tax income is below $37,900.Even with full medical coverage. The calculation helps explain why newly revised Census Bureau figures hike the number of poor Americans to 49 million as of last year, further widening an ... Read Full Article ›


The Not So Affordable Obamacare Taxes

The government will mandatorily instruct and consult in regards to living wills, power-of-attorney, and other end-of-life business Political pundits have been eating crow since the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. Nobody foresaw that the individual mandate to buy insurance would be judged as a tax. Everyone expected the court to find the individual mandate unconstitutional since it would be forcing Americans ... Read Full Article ›


What ObamaCare Means for Your Taxes

THE TAX GUY: JUNE 28, 2012, 1:16 P.M. ET What ObamaCare Means for Your Taxes By BILL BISCHOFF President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which was deemed constitutional Thursday by the Supreme Court, includes some major tax changes that will take effect next year. Here’s a refresher course on how sweeping health-care reform will impact individual taxpayers like you. Right now, ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare Regulations Impose Heavy Costs

California’s compliance costs put at $3.4 billion. Government regulations, even reasonable ones, are essentially hidden taxes. They are costs imposed by government. Someone pays the cost of implementing them, and for the consequences they spawn. We often note that it is people who ultimately pay taxes. Not corporations. Certainly not governments. Institutions pass along the costs of meeting these hidden ... Read Full Article ›


Surprise: PA College Slashes Instructors’ Hours to Avoid Obamacare

Pennsylvania’s Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is slashing the hours of 400 adjunct instructors, support staff, and part-time instructors to dodge paying for Obamacare. “It’s kind of a double whammy for us because we are facing a legal requirement [under the new law] to get health care and if the college is reducing our hours, we don’t have the ... Read Full Article ›


Not Cooperating With Obamacare

National Review – The Corner November 25, 2012 Wesley J. Smith The Hill has an interesting story reporting on Republican governors refusing to set up state exchanges under Obamacare — which could save the states money since they are on the hook for costs in excess of federal grants. That means the feds will have to do it on a ... Read Full Article ›


ObamaCare Faces the Implementation Iceberg

Defenders of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, can be forgiven for some post-election triumphalism. But their joy is likely to be short lived. Because the law put off implementation of most key provisions until after the 2012 election, voters cast their ballots on November 6 without knowing what Obamacare’s true effect will be on their tax ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare And The New Corporate Welfare

Town Hall – Austin Hill How do companies make millions of dollars with a really bad idea? They advise state governments on how to comply with federal Obamacare mandates, and then help the states build new websites. The subject of Obamacare scarcely came up as a topic in the recent election, and it remains overwhelmingly unpopular. Yet it is already ... Read Full Article ›


The Right Not to Work for Obamacare

The Washington Times – November 24, 2012 – Government medicine means servitude for doctors – Dr. Jane M. Orient About a century-and-a-half ago, the right not to work was established in the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. An employer could not force a person to work for him, even if he desperately needed to have his cotton picked and ... Read Full Article ›


Pizza Industry Hopes to Head Off New ObamaCare Regulation

Pajamas Media November 20, 2012 Pizza Industry Hopes to Head Off New ObamaCare Regulation that May Force Price Hikes and Slice Off Thousands of Jobs Finding out what’s in ObamaCare’s onerous regulations Bryan Preston When Rep. Nancy Pelosi infamously declared that we have to pass ObamaCare in order to find out what’s in it, she wasn’t kidding. Buried in the ... Read Full Article ›


10 Insurance Questions for Obamacare Supporters

1. President Barack Obama repeatedly tells us that one reason national health care is needed is that we can no longer afford to pay for Medicare and Medicaid. But if Medicare and Medicaid are fiscally insolvent and gradually bankrupting our society, why is a government takeover of medical care for the rest of society a good idea? What large-scale government ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare entitlement has seduced the young

The Washington Times November 20, 2012 Steve Deace Taxpayer-funded abortion. Dozens of poison-pill taxes. The precedent that the federal government can order you to buy something you don’t want. If you think any of these points are why the implementation of Obamacare is such a threat to freedom and liberty, think again. That’s not to say that the aforementioned problems ... Read Full Article ›


New England Journal of Medicine Blasts Obamacare

Obamacare will do little to address two of the three major problems facing the U.S. healthcare system — holding down costs and boosting the quality of care for patients, according to a scathing article published in this week’s prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. The “perspective” piece notes that while the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is likely to ... Read Full Article ›


The Flaws That Will Bring Down Obama’s Health Care Plan

States have another incentive to refrain from setting up exchanges under the health care law: It protects companies and individuals in the state from tax increases. The law introduces penalties of as much as $3,000 per employee for firms that don’t provide insurance — but only if an employee is getting coverage with the help of a tax credit. No ... Read Full Article ›