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  • Economist on 'permatemp' data: 'looks like there could be a structural shift'.
    Economist on 'permatemp' data: 'looks like there could be a structural shift'
    In an uncertain economic environment, employers may need to increase or reduce their workforce more easily, and a senior economist at Upjohn Institute for Employment Research believes that the recent rise in temporary and contract employees might...
  • Set aside intellectual nature
    Nonsense and gibberish strategies at LPS
    We previously examined early phonics reading instruction as an effective tool to protect children against some of the nonsense in schools. When I wrote that, I had no idea nonsense words and gibberish were Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) strategies...
  • Doctors
    ObamaCare deadline looms; a practical guide to avoiding the tax
    While pundits and politicos continue to debate the policy and specifics of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka “ObamaCare”, the 20% of Americans who were uninsured are facing the possibility of a tax penalty if they do not take action...
  • More delays for business
    ACA employer mandate delayed yet again
    According to new regulations finalized by the Treasury Department, employers with between 50 and 99 employees won’t have to provide insurance coverage to their employees under the so-called mandate until 2016. Even the larger firms with over...
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    Got healthcare? Covered California extends deadline amid complaints, confusion
    Are you one of the many people who thought you had health coverage this week, but now need to access those benefits and, despite being told to wait patiently for hours, still cannot?Even asCovered California this weekend voted to extend the...
  • Edmund Haislmaier, Heritage senior fellow
    PPACA and the 'damage' to come: congress gets an earful from medical profession
    As the congressional examination continues into ObamaCare issues today, the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform got quite an earful of testimony from the medical profession regarding the new exchange plans.From...
  • Obamacare
    Beyond the talking points: The good, the bad and the ugly of Obamacare
    Wednesday morning, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told CNN that prior to the launch of the PPACA website the health insurance companies complained about it and the site crashed during a test run yet somehow nobody saw fit to inform the President...
  • This is not my beautiful house
    Obamacare: This is not my beautiful mandate!
    On Wednesday, CBS reported a programmer saying the new Healthcare.gov exchange looks as if "nobody tested it," acknowledging the lack of functionality that has gone well beyond glitches and throwing another monkey wrench into the Obama...
  • L is for Liberal
    Now at the Washington Zoo: RINOs and liberals
    DO NOT FEED!Like Penny Marshall in Laverne and Shirley,half of today’s Republicans really should have a giant “L” sewn on their lapels—you know, L for “Liberal.”Wednesday morning, CBS News reported that House...
  • The plight of healthcare agents - who is reporting?
    The plight of healthcare agents - who is reporting?
    There has been a great deal of concern expressed by the government regarding poor individuals and families who are unable to purchase health insurance because of the cost, or because insurance companies have denied them coverage due to preexisting...
  • 10 cities where Obamacare delivers tax credit savings
    10 cities where Obamacare delivers tax credit savings
    With the healthcare insurance marketplace set to begin on October 1, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), aka Obamacare, moves another step towards full implementation. Though the conservative leadership has continued to malign...
  • Dumber and dumbest
    Dumber and dumbest: The insanity surrounding Obamacare continues
    Last Sunday morning on Fox’s weekly show Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace revealed that preparing for the latest broadcast had taken an unusual turn. Via Fox News:This has been one of the strangest weeks I’ve ever had in Washington. As...
  • Department of Labor says no fines
    No fine on notice requirement says Department of Labor
    The U.S. Department of Labor, after much speculation about a fine of $100 per day for noncompliance, is now advising businessesthey will not be fined if they fail to notify their workers of their health insurance options by Oct. 1.Over the last...
  • Obamacare may mean fines of $100 per day for small businesses
    Obamacare may mean fines of $100 per day for small businesses
    Just add it to the list of the unpleasant consequences of Obamacare for small businesses: starting October 1, any business with at least one employee and $500,000 in annual revenue is required to notify their employee(s) by letter about the...
  • Covered California website goes down
    Covered California website fails
    Covered California launched its website to register agents today. Within hours, the website had been replaced by a message declaring "We'll Be Back." It is available again now.The hiccup with the service is only the most objective...