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LegitSlater: Thanks Obamacare! WalMart Drops Health Care for Part Timers Due to ACA

LegitSlater: Thanks Obamacare! WalMart Drops Health Care for Part Timers Due to ACA

It’s hard to believe things could get worse for President Obama and his “signature” health care legislation tragically called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Yet, ever since it’s inception, Obamacare (ACA’s more common name) has succeeded only in disappointing those it sought to help most, and embarrass it’s namesake through a continuous cycle of failures and


James Kerian: North Dakota Showcases The Power Of Competition

North Dakota’s elected officials like to take credit for our state’s booming economy. Their challengers like to point out that no incumbent every put oil in the ground. Some of North Dakota’s policy makers say that if other states did things our way the country would be in much better shape economically. Others retort that


Goss Column: Affordable Care Act, Social Security and Medicare Shifting Income From Young To Old

More than 25 percent of the U.S. population (including President Obama) was born between 1946 and 1964. U.S. society has made, and continues to make, economic promises to these baby boomers that must be ultimately shouldered by the nation’s youth. Not only are the 25 percenters leaving the workforce at very high rates (consuming instead


Another Obamacare Waiver: Smokers Will Avoid Penalty

After announcing that the Obamacare employer insurance mandate won’t be enforced until 2015, and that those signing up for subsidized insurance through the exchanges won’t be vetted to ensure they qualify, the Obama administration is now waiving another part of the law, one asking smokers to pay a penalty: Some smokers trying to get coverage

Varied OK reactions to delayed health care mandate: relief, reserve, rejoicing

By Patrick B. McGuigan | CapitolBeatOK OKLAHOMA CITY — The state official in charge of administering Oklahoma’s government health care funds said is relieved to get another year for full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. A leading supporter of the Obama PRUITT PROVEN RIGHT? Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt — who continues to press

‘Obamacare’ supporters in NM still upbeat; critics remain skeptical

THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW: The Obama administration has delayed by one year implementing a crucial part of the Affordable Care Act. By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog SANTA FE – Statewide reaction to news of the Obama administration delaying a crucial part of the Affordable Care Act was mostly predictable. Supporters still think

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Obamacare Is Now On The Honor System

In a mid-holiday Friday news dump, the Obama administration announced that they wouldn’t be screening for eligibility those who file for subsidized health insurance through the Obamacare exchanges. This comes on top of the announcement that they wouldn’t be enforcing the mandate for employers to provide insurance to employees, something that in and of itself

WI business advocate: Obamacare delay is ‘stay of execution, not a pardon’

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON – Kurt Bauer believes most Wisconsin businesses will view the Obama administration’s decision to delay key provisions in the president’s namesake health care law with a mix of relief and dread. “I think many (businesses) will see this as a stay of execution rather than a pardon,” Bauer,

Obamacare stall-out has some saying they told you so

SPUTTERING: President Barack Obama’s signature health care act, the Affordable Care Act, will not be fully implemented on schedule. Now what? By Watchdog Staff News that the federal government will give U.S. companies an extra year  to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act emboldened the plan’s critics – and sent local officials

1,200 Medicare and Medicaid fraud complaints go unchecked due to staff shortages

By Carten Cordell | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau ALEXANDRIA — Despite the expanding scope of Medicare and Medicaid made possible by the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Health and Human Services will layoff 400 staff tasked with investigating fraud within the government-backed healthcare programs. In a report by The Center for Public Integrity, HHS officials