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Posted 12 months ago in Your Job & The Law Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Obamacare Birth Control Mandate May Go to Supreme Court

Setting up a circuit split, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on July 26 ruled that a for-profit company does not have the religious freedom to deny its employees contraceptive benefits under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).    Corporate Form: Can’t Have It All The owners of Pennsylvania-based Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation sued the federal government over PPACA’s mandate that employers provide workers with preventative benefits including emergency contraception like the morning-after pill. Norman Hahn and …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Job & The Law by Aaron Kase  
Obamacare Employer Coverage Requirements Delayed

Large and medium-sized companies will not have to offer their employees health insurance until 2015, a one-year delay granted by the Obama administration in the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Companies that employ 50 or more workers will have to offer insurance, eventually, or risk paying a fine if their employees end up taking advantage of government credits to purchase their own coverage. The requirement had been scheduled to go into effect next year to coincide …

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Do You Support or Oppose Obamacare? [Poll]

A CNN poll reports 54% of Americans oppose the Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare). But of this percentage only 35% oppose the law because it is “too liberal” with 16% saying they oppose it because it does not go far enough. The CNN reports 43% of Americans support Obamacare. The New York Times op-ed columnist, Paul Krugman explains the law forbids exclusion of insurance based on pre-existing conditions, requires everyone purchase insurance and provides cheaper prices for insurance for lower …

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How Obamacare Works [Infographic]

Although signed into law by President Obama two years ago, the Affordable Care Act is facing fierce resistance in states led by Republican governors. Just last week, the state House in South Carolina passed a bill declaring Obamacare “null and void,” criminalizing its implementation. Certain conservative politicians are openly waging an all-out battle to prevent health care reform. The Center for American Progress infographic below shows if implemented, how the Affordable Care Act will insure people. It explains what Obamacare …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Dunkin’ Donuts Seeks to Limit Employees’ Obamacare Coverage

The Dunkin’ Brands restaurant company, which includes Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins, is pushing regulators to narrow the Affordable Care Act‘s definition of a full-time employee.  Currently, the health reform law considers employees who work 30 hours a week full-time for the purposes of insurance availability. Dunkin’ Brands would have the government use a 40-hour workweek benchmark instead. Under the ACA, companies that employ more than 50 full-time workers must either offer them health insurance or pay a penalty of …

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