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As Obamacare enrollment opens, insurers tweak plans


As open enrollment begins this weekend for the third year of Obamacare, insurance carriers in Arizona are “still trying to figure … out” which types of plans work best for them and for their customers. An estimated 100,000 Arizonans who could have received discounts on marketplace health coverage did not enroll this year. They were… Read More →

Delay on ACA mandates was unavoidable

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by in Featured | Healthcare

With the announcement from the Obama administration regarding the delay of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandates, business owners took a slight sigh of relief heading into the Fourth of July weekend.  In the announcement made on the U.S. Treasury’s website, the “concerns about the complexities” was cited as a reason for delay.  A vast… Read More →

Obamacare penalty delayed for big businesses


Obama, delay, penalties, large employers, Affordable Care Act The Obama administration has announced a one-year delay on penalties against large employers who fail to offer workers insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Although the administration said the decision was the result of “careful, thoughtful” consideration, opponents of the federal health-care law said it reflects… Read More →

Who pays Obamacare’s tax hikes?


Who gets thumped by higher taxes in President Barack Obama’s health care law? The wealthiest 2 percent of Americans will take the biggest hit, starting next year. And the pain will be shared by some who aren’t so well off — people swept up in a hodgepodge of smaller tax changes that will help finance… Read More →

High Court Upholds Key Part Of Obama Health Care Law

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the vast majority of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that virtually all Americans have health insurance. The 5-4 decision means the huge overhaul, still taking effect, will proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the… Read More →

The Republican Presidential Debate Viewing Party

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by in Business News | Events | Politics

On Wednesday, February 22, the Republican party held their primary debate here in Arizona. I ventured out into deep Mesa to cover the debate, but since I couldn’t actually get into the building, I decided to walk around outside the Mesa Arts Center, where a large, outdoor viewing party was being held. There were plenty of… Read More →

Affordable Patient Care Act May Cause Businesses To Drop Healthcare Insurance

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Although most small businesses in Arizona aren’t dropping their healthcare insurance plans right now, some are thinking about doing it when the Obama administration’s Affordable Patient Care Act is fully implemented in 2014. Meanwhile, many small business owners are also looking for new plans that will save them money, but may also slash benefits for… Read More →