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    Obamacare Architects Contradict Each Other on the Future of Job-Based Insurance Coverage

    Only months after Obamacare supporters stressed that the health law would have minimal impact on employer-based health insurance, a key architect of the health law predicts “an end of employer-sponsored insurance.” Speaking recently to The New York Times about his new book, Ezekiel Emanuel estimates that workers who receive health … More

    More Than 500 Economists Agree with the CBO: $10.10 Minimum Wage Would Kill Jobs

    More than 500 economists—including three Nobel laureates—told Congress this week that President Obama’s proposal to hike the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour is a job killer. They explain in a letter how it could threaten the fragile economic recovery and destroy jobs. Economists who signed the letter include Nobel … More

    Obamacare Costs Money, and Some People Don't Like It

    Obamacare is going to cost just about everyone—and some people don’t want to hear that. One restaurant owner in Los Angeles is making it clear that providing health benefits for his employees is something his customers help pay for. According to a local news story, the owner and chef of … More

    She Dreamed Obamacare Was Harmless

    Obamacare is working, and it’s not costing any jobs. Shhh…keep quiet, or you’ll wake Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius from her dream. “There is absolutely no evidence, and every economist will tell you this, that there is any job loss related to the Affordable Care Act,” she said … More

    7 Times Obama Ignored the Law to Impose His Executive Will

    President Obama—the imperial President, the “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone” President who can’t wait to show us his “year of action”—once vowed to do exactly the opposite. The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and … More

    Obamacare Is So Great, We Just Can't Wait for You to… Oh.

    President Obama “can’t wait” for Congress to act—but he can wait for Obamacare to kick in. Yesterday, the Obama Administration pushed back Obamacare’s employer mandate by two years for mid-sized employers. But that’s not all—employers got an added incentive not to lay off workers or cut workers’ hours. Why? Hurting … More

    Obamacare Mandate Means Minimum Wage Employees Cost Businesses $10.30 an Hour

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just reported that President Obama has already effectively raised the minimum wage. How so? The Obamacare employer mandate requires employers that do not provide “qualifying” health benefits to pay a steep penalty. Few minimum-wage employers provide Obamacare-compliant health coverage. So the penalty adds to their … More

    Obamacare Is Already Reducing Employment

    Employers are responding to the uncertainty of the Obamacare rollout by slashing hours and limiting their new hires. Although the Obamacare employer mandate will not take effect until next year, employee health insurance premiums have already skyrocketed. And surveys report that many business owners are making changes based on Obamacare … More

    More New Taxes and Fees: How You’ll Pay for Obamacare in 2014

    Obamacare contains 18 specific tax hikes, mandates, or penalties that cost Americans money, and three new ones take effect in 2014. This is only the beginning—watch how two of these taxes get worse in the years to come. 1. Individual Mandate Tax. The individual mandate is designed to strong-arm individuals … More

    Congress Has Already Raised the Minimum Wage Above $10

    Congress will soon vote on raising the federal minimum wage to over $10 per hour. Few realize that, from the perspective of many employers, the government has already done this. The Obamacare employer penalty will add thousands of dollars to hiring costs in 2015. Coupled with existing minimum wages and … More