Tag Archives: Obamacare

Newest Fla, restaurant trend: Forcing customers to cover Obamacare costs

February 28, 2014

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LAKELAND, Florida — Some Tampa Bay area diners are finding a new charge on their restaurant bills. It’s an extra fee or surcharge for Obamacare, and the restaurant group that started it is based here in Florida, Tampa Bay’s Fox Channel 13 reports. “We wanted to be transparent about it. We didn’t want to hide […]

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State’s Medicaid refusal puts 1 of 3 poor Mississippians into Obamacare coverage gap

October 16, 2013

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Nearly one-third of Mississippians poor will fall into the “coverage gap” created by Mississippi and 25 other states choosing not to expand Medicaid under the federal health law next year, according to a study released Wednesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation Kaiser Health News reports the study concluded that about 5.2 million poor, uninsured adults […]

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Shutdown gives Obama unlikely ally: big business

October 2, 2013

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The Associated Press WASHINGTON  — Business leaders are taking sides with Democratic President Barack Obama after failing to persuade their traditional Republican allies in Congress to avert a government shutdown. Obama, whose health care and regulatory agenda they have vigorously opposed, is embracing the business outreach, eager to employ groups like the U.S. Chamber of […]

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Humana representative reacts to health exchange marketplace

October 1, 2013

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Mitch Lubitz, Media Relations Leader for Humana contacted the Mississippi Business Journal with the following statement about the health exchange. His comments are below:    As you know, the Health Insurance Marketplace opened today and Humana.com has an online listing of our on- and off-exchange individual health insurance plan offerings in Mississippi and the 13 other […]

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American Family Association files motion for injunction against Affordable Care Act

March 20, 2013

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Liberty Institute and the Center for Religious Expression says its client, Tupelo-based American Family Association (AFA) has filed a motion and brief for a preliminary injunction against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The motion was filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, Aberdeen Division. AFA owns […]

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Arkansas option gains steam as states look for Medicaid expansion alternatives

March 18, 2013

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Three weeks ago, when Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe was in Washington for the National Governors Association meeting, he made a trip to Health and Human Services. Beebe had an unusual Obamacare proposal. The Arkansas legislature did not want to expand Medicaid for those under 133 percent of the federal poverty line, an option under the […]

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(VIDEO) Gov. Phil Bryant remarks on healthcare exchange

January 7, 2013

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Gov. Phil Bryant comments on the upcoming healthcare exchange and responds to state insurance commissioner Mike Chaney’s earlier comments about its implementation in Mississippi.

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Roberts rules: Affordable Care Act’s taxing nature poorly hidden

June 28, 2012

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Pepper Crutcher, a labor and employment law attorney in Balch & Bingham’s Jackson office, finished reading Chief Justice John G. Roberts’ opinion on the Affordable Care Act by mid-morning Thursday. One clear conclusion, according to Crutcher, is that Roberts knows a tax when he sees one. Call Obamacare’s health-care mandate whatever you like, the monetary […]

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Hood & Simpson debate healthcare reform

October 3, 2011

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JACKSON — Mississippi attorney general Jim Hood and his Republican challenger Steve Simpson debate the state’s legal and political involvement in challenging healthcare reform.

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