Unintended Consequences, The Affordable Care Act Already Hurting the Employment Situation

Companies are curtailing hours in an effort to obey the Obamacare mandate. If a company has 50 or more employees they must provide health insurance to any worker working 30 hours or more. The alternative for the company is a stiff fine. Managers at Burger Kings and Taco Bells across the nation are sharpening their pencils and changing shifts.

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Are the Medical Journals Entirely in the Hands of Big Pharma?

Can we trust what comes out of the medical journals if 97% of the advertising within these journals is bought by pharmaceutical companies? Considering that these journals determine much of the direction of healthcare research and policy, it’s a question which needs to be asked seriously. Remember Big Pharma wrote a big piece of Obamacare.

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Crony Contraception: The Maker of the “Plan B” Pill Has Strong Ties to HHS.

Obamacare is now the law of the land. Later this year it will reach deep into our economy. How the law will change American life we still don’t know for the most part.

One thing we do know is that many pharmaceutical companies will do very well under the Affordable Care Act. One of those companies is Barr Laboratories, maker of the “morning after pill” Plan B.

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Classic Crony Capitalism Around New Healthcare Exchanges

In the attached article, Jeffery H. Andersen at The Weekly Standard explains that as HHS falls farther behind in creating insurance exchanges, cronyism seems to have seeped into the implementation process. This, given the complexity and cost of the “Affordable Care Act” is a huge surprise I am sure to our readers.

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Will Government Slip the Drug Companies Right Into Your Bathroom?

The new rules being written for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ( HIPAA) and the  Affordable Care Act ( Obamacare), say that your employer can penalize you financially if you don’t participate in recommended “wellness” programs or don’t meet certain standards.

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