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It isn't just insurance companies that are being intimidated. AT&T and other large companies with union workforces have discovered the new law includes the removal of a tax break they have been getting for continuing their prescription drug coverage for retirees. The original thinking when Part D was enacted was that the coverage costs taxpayers about $1,200 per beneficiary, so taxpayers would save a lot if big corporations continued to cover their retirees. To encourage that,…Continue
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A group of Democratic lawmakers wants to use the immigration reform debate to fix one of the most hotly contested aspects of the health care law — provisions that bar immigrants from using new government programs to get coverage. The move by the Congressional Hispanic…Continue
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Prior to the November elections, I received an email that was chilling. It was about the new Obamacare rules. Before I discuss the Obamacare taxes that are kicking in this year and next, I want to share excerpts from it.
The email was from an individual whose son-in-law has a brother who…Continue
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Collaboration was made between Jane Keill of Glenview, IL and Nancy Thorner for this article about the indiscriminate granting of ObamaCare waivers.
There seems to be no criteria used by Health and Human Services (HHS) in granting or denying waivers to excuse insurers from…
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There are all kinds of surprises under this Christmas tree (or perhaps I should say "Winter Festival Tree" to avoid offending the secularists who wrote the law).
One of the more peculiar is on drug rebates in the Medicaid program. Kaiser Health News reports, "the new health care law could shift billions of dollars from cash-strapped states to the federal government by changing the way Medicaid prescription drug rebates are treated."
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No sooner had President Obama won re-election, when the Department of Health and Human Services mandated, under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), that states must indicate by Friday, Nov. 16 if they plan to set up a state-run exchange, which is essentially a marketplace for people and businesses to shop for insurance. If states don’t set up their own exchange, whether along or in federal partnership, then the federal government will step in and design an…Continue
Added by Nancy J. Thorner on November 21, 2012 at 10:28am — No Comments
The United States Supreme Court today upheld most provisions of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, including the individual mandate.
The following statements from health care and legal experts at The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution. For more comments, refer to the contact information below.
“The Supreme Court today affirmed the fundamental dishonesty of our politics. Before Obamacare is passed, the president of…Continue
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The states are not the only source of lawsuits against this new law. While the AMA has become a subsidiary of the Democratic National Committee, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) released a statement saying it has "became the first medical society to sue to overturn the newly enacted health care bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)."
Along with the Commerce Clause and the Tenth Amendment, AAPS is also claiming a Fifth…Continue
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