Obama Care More Unpopular Now

It may have never been terribly popular with the American public, but the Affordable Care Act is now less popular than it has ever been.  According to a new Gallup poll released earlier this week, only 37 percent of the American public supports Obama Care, while a full 56 percent disapprove of the law.  The…

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Better Hospitals Excluded

In more news that will likely further erode support for the Obama Care mandates, it was reported this week in the Baltimore Business Journal, that a number of health insurance plans offered in response to the mandates of the Affordable Care Act will not cover any services provided by some of the premier hospital facilities…

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Obama Care Projections for 2015

We recall the disaster that was the Obama Care roll-out across the nation last year at this time as websites were crashing and Americans were being stripped of their health insurance (“If you like your health insurance, you can keep it!”), but Health & Human Services (HHS) projections paint a smaller but less problematic result…

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Hearings on Single-Payer System

Notwithstanding that this is only the second year where the Obama Care exchanges are open for enrollment and despite the difficulties involved in year one enrollments (above), the New York Assembly will again be considering the adoption of a universal “single-payer” coverage model.   Democrat state Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, representing Manhattan, has filed legislation proposing the…

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A Bit More Irony About Obama Care

Speaking of the irony of some government mandates on business, we took note of another article this week, this one in the Washington Business Journal, reporting that the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) will be spending $840 million over the course of the next four years in order to help practicing medical doctors…

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Obama Care Fines

The Wall Street Journal opined this week on the impact on budgeting for 2015 that potential Obama Care fines are having on businesses.  Direct from the WSJ, “As companies nationwide begin to set up budgets for 2015, one line item seems to be a problem for some companies – fines related to the Affordable Care…

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Obama Care Issues Back in News

As we get closer to January 2015 and the implementation of the employer mandate, we’re seeing more items surrounding the Affordable Care Act surfacing across the country.  We remind our members that the effective date for the employer mandate, which had been delayed several times, is now January 1, 2015 meaning that employers with 100…

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Elsewhere in the Federal Government

The government has come out with a number of guidance and other rulings over the past few weeks that you should be aware of, whether they will directly impact your business or not.  Being unaware of these new requirements and/or restrictions will be no defense if you are found in violation.  The Occupational Safety Hazards…

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IRS Releases Employer Mandate Guidance

Over the long Labor Day holiday weekend, (not the best release time for getting the public to take notice of government regulations), the IRS released a guidance on the upcoming implementation of the employer mandate. The guidance acts essentially as a “how to comply” cheat sheet for employers regarding the impending employer mandate requirements as…

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