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UPS Cites Obamacare in Ending Spouse Health Coverage

The United Parcel Service company announced recently that it will no longer offer health care to the spouses of employees who have the option to get coverage through their own job. The change, to be effective Jan. 1, is expected to affect about 15,000 employees. Employees whose spouses don’t work or aren’t offered insurance through their job will not be affected, nor will members of the Teamsters union.  The company indicated that a hike in expenses due to the implementation of …

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Know Your Breastfeeding Rights

Breastfeeding enhances infant health and early childhood development. As a result, many women choose to breastfeed their children. When these women are in the privacy of their own homes, breastfeeding is never an issue. When a breastfeeding woman ventures out into public places or returns to work, however, issues of discrimination can arise. There have been many recent changes to the laws surrounding breastfeeding and lactation.   Breastfeeding in Public is Legal The presence of a woman who is breastfeeding …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Job & The Law by Aaron Kase  
Oklahoma Lawsuit Could Derail Obamacare

A judge in Oklahoma is allowing a lawsuit by the state against Obamacare to proceed in what is one of dozens of legal challenges to the health care reform that are still filtering through the court system. The state is arguing in Pruitt v. Sebelius that a mandate in the Affordable Care Act that large employers offer health insurance to employees or pay a penalty should not apply to states that declined to set up their own health care exchanges. …

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Posted 1 year ago in Elder Law Your Money & The Law by Janet Raasch  
Medicare, Private Health Insurance No Help with Long-Term Care

We all like to believe that we will be healthy and independent up until the day we die. The reality is quite different. Although Americans are living longer than ever before, these extra years are bringing with them significant health problems. At some point, 70 percent of those over age 65 will require some help with the essential activities of daily living. These include dressing, bathing, eating, toileting, continence, transferring (getting in and out of bed or a chair) and …

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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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