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Healthcare Politics

Bombshell: White House Rules Employers Can’t Dump Workers into Obamacare

It figures the Obama administration would wait for a three-day weekend to announce its latest executive rule change to Obamacare (aka the “law of the land”).

This one is a doozy. The implications are so far-reaching that the official White House newspaper, the New York Times, buried the story by Robert Pear on page A12 of the New York edition. Here’s the gist of it:

Many employers had thought they could shift health costs to the government by sending their employees to a health insurance exchange with a tax-free contribution of cash to help pay premiums, but the Obama administration has squelched the idea in a new ruling. Such arrangements do not satisfy the health care law, the administration said, and employers may be subject to a tax penalty of $100 a day — or $36,500 a year — for each employee who goes into the individual marketplace.

The ruling this month, by the Internal Revenue Service, blocks any wholesale move by employers to dump employees into the exchanges.

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Many employers — some that now offer coverage and some that do not — had concluded that it would be cheaper to provide each employee with a lump sum of money to buy insurance on an exchange, instead of providing coverage directly…


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  • cyberhackster

    Click your heels, extend your hand — Salute the furor…….

  • La Lummus

    who does he thinks he is to tell what employers can and cannot do with their company. obama care is an abomination and I am so glad no one here complied or will ever comply. Bring on the fine if you have any idea how to fine us bunch of ass hats.

  • WhiteFalcon

    Gee, I thought our joke in cheif wanted a one payor system and here he is trying to avoid it. He knows that Ovomitcare is going down the tubes.

    • Garwoodv6

      I agree… everybody knows it is a failure in process.
      It can’t fail soon enough for me.

  • S Robeal

    Looks like there’s going to be more manipulation of the unemployment numbers in the next few months.

  • nimbii

    “Oh what a tangled web we weave…”‘

    But, that’s OK, the MSM will make it happen.

  • http://Yahoo.com/ Walt

    You wanted change; You asked for it; You got it; Bend Over!

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