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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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


‘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 ›


Unworkable ObamaCare: Continuing Chaos

Remember when President Obama famously promised that if you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health-care plan? It was a brilliantly crafted political sound bite. Turns out, the statement is untrue. Aside from that small detail, the slightly larger problem is that the Obama administration doesn’t have a health-care plan. Yes, the White House has a ... Read Full Article ›


Has America Become A Nation Of Part-Time Workers?

Just when you thought that America’s labor market was improving, with employment gains averaging about 200,000 a month, comes Mort Zuckerman, real estate magnate and chairman of U.S. News & World Report, throwing cold water on any optimism. The truth, writes Zuckerman in the Wall Street Journal, is that, according to the Labor Department’s household survey, almost three-quarters of new ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare May Kill Part Time Jobs

Under ObamaCare, the 30-hour workweek may take a cue from the clumsy Dodo bird and disappear — due to clumsy regulation. If that sounds extreme, just consider: For a worker making $16 an hour for 29 hours per week, the 30th hour of work each week could cost an employer $112.15. In other words, ObamaCare could cost an employer as ... Read Full Article ›


Labor Unions Say “Bye Bye” to ObamaCare

Despite union leaders campaigning to re-elect President Obama and despite many union leaders campaigning for passage of ObamaCare, more unions have decided to…bail on ObamaCare. More from The Hill: Months after the president’s reelection, a variety of unions are publicly balking at how the administration plans to implement the landmark law. They warn that unless there are changes, the results ... Read Full Article ›


Socialism, Obamacare and America

The American government has been at the forefront of ensuring access to affordable health services to all United States citizens. The American  health care benefits can be seen through the provision of different health care programs such as Medicaid, Medicare and now, Obamacare. However, this strategy has faced sharp criticisms with critics arguing that the health insurance mandate propagates the ... Read Full Article ›


Regal Cinemas Cut Employees Hours

The nation’s largest movie theater chain has cut the hours of thousands of employees, saying in a company memo that ObamaCare requirements are to blame. Regal Entertainment Group, which operates more than 500 theaters in 38 states, last month rolled back shifts for non-salaried workers to 30 hours per week, putting them under the threshold at which employers are required ... Read Full Article ›


How to Handle Obamacare’s Suffocating Insurance Costs

The best way to understand the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to realize that it confers large benefits on some people and imposes large costs on others. If you are one of the ones who will qualify for expanded Medicaid, you will get something for nothing. Although there are quality issues and access problems, including rationing by waiting, Medicaid will ... Read Full Article ›


South Carolina One Step Closer to Nullifying ObamaCare

South Carolina is one step closer to nullifying ObamaCare within the borders of the Palmetto State. The Constitutional Law Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee passed H3101, the Freedom of Health Care Protection Act. Within days the bill will be heard by the full Judiciary Committee of the state House of Representatives. In an exclusive interview with The New American, ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare’s ‘nasty surprises’ for Businesses

Massachusetts smugly preened as the Democrats rammed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as Obamacare, through Congress. But in a column published today, March 25, some of the nasty surprises of Obamacare are coming to light, particularly for small to medium-size businesses (SMBs). Massachusetts thought that, because Obamacare was modeled on its own health insurance mandate, ... Read Full Article ›


‘Obamacare’ Is a Drag On Sales & Hiring

Business owners claim they’re experiencing poor sales, holding back hiring, and planning layoffs because of “Obamacare,” according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book, an overview of the business conditions in each of its 12 districts. And the March 6 report doesn’t merely imply this. It doesn’t say it in passing. It specifically states that businesses are blaming The Patient ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare’s Predictable Problems

“What we’ve learned through the course of this program is that this is really not a sensible way for the health-care system to be run.” That was Gary Cohen, director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. He was talking about the apparently surprising need to halt enrollments in a program designed ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare vs. Minimum Wage

President Obama, in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, proposed raising the minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 per hour to $9.00 per hour. It’s a policy that typically polls well, even though its economic impact is questionable at best, and likely ends up hurting the very people it is intended to help. In particular, new employer ... Read Full Article ›


Universities Bludgeon Adjuncts With Obamacare Loophole

When the Affordable Care Act passed in early 2010, many in academia—faculty and students alike—cheered on. But now that its provisions are going into effect, some of these same people are learning firsthand that Obamacare has some nasty side effects. A new piece in the Wall Street Journal reports that many colleges are cutting back on the number of hours ... Read Full Article ›


As Obamacare Gears Up for Implementation, Enthusiasm for it Falls

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the individual mandate and President Obama’s re-election removed all doubt about whether Obamacare would become the law of the land. But in 2012, even as the historic decision was handed down by the highest court and even as a majority of the electorate decided to give the president four more years, enthusiasm toward ... Read Full Article ›


5 ways Obamacare May be Harmful to Your Wealth

Obamacare has made sweeping changes to the U.S. health insurance system that will make coverage more expensive for everyone. The law calls for a range of tax increases and Medicare cuts to cover the cost of mandates that will affect the finances of everyone who pays for health insurance. Here are five ways Obamacare will hit your wallet and what ... Read Full Article ›


Colleges Roll Back Faculty Hours in Response to Obamacare

As employers prepare to implement the Affordable Care Act, it’s not just low-wage fast food workers who are feeling the heat. Adjunct faculty from at least four universities will also see their hours cut as colleges try to reduce the number of full-time employees whose health care they need to cover. The four schools are Florida’s Palm Beach State College, ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare is a Job Killer

‘I would like to black those days out — does that tell you how bad they were?” says Carl Schanstra, owner of a small Illinois parts-assembly firm. During the recession, his sales dropped by around 50 percent, and Schanstra was forced to take a calculated risk: He downsized considerably, reworked his business strategy, and invested his life savings to tide ... Read Full Article ›


Tips for Making Money from Obamacare (until it goes bankrupt)

Because it looks like we’re stuck with Obamacare (unless Chief Justice Roberts grows tired of media adulation before other constitutional challenges to the law reach the Supreme Court), here are some tips to help you make money from the law: If you’re like most people, you’ll be able to qualify for generous subsidies from the federal government to purchase health ... Read Full Article ›


IRS Warns Employers: Do Not Try to Avoid ObamaCare Insurance Mandate

( – 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 ... Read Full Article ›


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 will reveal the true price ... Read Full Article ›


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 after pill, equate to abortion. ... Read Full Article ›


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 insurance to its 300 sisters ... Read Full Article ›


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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


Florida restauranteur to impose surcharge for ObamaCare

Get ready to pay more for your Grand Slam. A Florida restaurateur who operates roughly 40 Denny’s locations and five Hurricane Grill & Wings franchises throughout the state intends to add a 5 percent surcharge to customers’ bills to offset costs from ObamaCare beginning in January 2014 when the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented. “People are trying to find ... Read Full Article ›


Obama $ Donor Lays Off Employees Due to ObamaCare

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 ... Read Full Article ›


Applebees enacts Layoffs Due To Obamacare

Following in the footsteps of Papa John’s CEO John Shattner, Zane Tankel who is the CEO of Applebees Restaurant franchise announced on Sunday that he will be laying off workers and stop hiring new employees as President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – is implemented. As Zane Tankel, the CEO of Apple-Metro which owns 40 of the Applebees’ ... Read Full Article ›


ObamaCare Mandate To Cut Worker Hours

ObamaCare Mandate To Cut Worker Hours, Leaving The Poor Worse Off HOWARD RICH In Barack Obama’s first term the U.S. labor force shrank to a 30-year low. Job growth lagged behind population growth as millions gave up their search for gainful employment. Income levels receded, productivity sputtered and deficits soared — all in the name of “recovery.” So what does ... Read Full Article ›


Job Cuts: Private Sector Troubled, Bailing Out After Obama Win

Investor’s Business Daily November 12, 2012 Private Sector Troubled, Bailing Out After Obama Win Free Enterprise: The left has had its fun with the hapless teenager who tweeted her desire to move to Australia after President Obama was re-elected. But the reality is, the private sector isn’t doing fine. Sure, it was a barrel of laughs to ridicule 18-year-old Kristen ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare’s health-insurance “exchanges”

National Review November 9, 2012 Obamacare Is Still Vulnerable Now is not the time to go wobbly. Michael F. Cannon President Obama has won reelection, and his administration has asked state officials to decide by Friday, November 16, whether their state will create one of Obamacare’s health-insurance “exchanges.” States also have to decide whether to implement the law’s massive expansion ... Read Full Article ›


Beware: ObamaCare Now Reality

NY POST November 30, 2012 Beware: ObamaCare’s now reality BETSY McCAUGHEY President Obama’s re-election and Democratic gains in the US Senate end any possibility of repealing the Obamacare health law. It will roll out as written, imposing major changes soon on you and your family. If you are uninsured because you can’t afford it, help may be on the way. ... Read Full Article ›