Obamacare’s Benefits Become Real On New Year’s Day

When the clock strikes midnight for the new year Wednesday, it also will ring in a new day for the American health care system. President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law nearly four years ago, and Jan. 1, 2014, culminates a lot of work, strife and anxiety. It also represents the birth of a new health insurance market for individuals who aren’t covered by their employers or government programs like Medicare, especially for low-income and uninsured people receiving unprecedented help paying for coverage. Starting on Wednesday, health insurance companies can’t turn away anyone because of their medical … Continue reading Obamacare’s Benefits Become Real On New Year’s Day

Obama Care Haters

McDonald’s Peter Bensen, McDonald’s chief financial officer, said on a conference call last year that Obamacare will cost the company and its franchisees $140 million to $420 million per year. Papa John’s John Schnatter, CEO of Papa John’s, said in August that Obamacare will cost the company $0.11 to $0.14 per pizza. But he has maintained that Papa John’s offers and will continue to offer health insurance to all of its employees. Whole Foods John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, told NPR in January that Obamacare is “like fascism.” He then told HuffPost Live that he regretted making that comparison. … Continue reading Obama Care Haters