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An Obama Nation: 74% Of Small Businesses Will Fire Workers, Cut Hours Under Obamacare


If writers of the not-so-affordable “Affordable Care Act” were unable to see this coming, then the Earls of Myopia had no business writing it in the first place …

BY PAUL BEDARD, Washington Examiner – “Despite the administration’s controversial decision to delay forcing companies to join Obamacare for a year, three-quarters of small businesses are still making plans to duck the costly law by firing workers, reducing hours of full-time staff, or shift many to part-time, according to a sobering survey released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

‘Small businesses expect the requirement to negatively impact their employees. Twenty-seven percent say they will cut hours to reduce full time employees, 24 percent will reduce hiring, and 23 percent plan to replace full time employees with part-time workers to avoid triggering the mandate,’ said the Chamber business survey provided to Secrets.

Under Obamacare, just 30 hours — not the nationally recognized 40 hours — is considered full-time. Companies with 50 full-time workers or more are required to provide health care, or pay a fine.

The administration recently decided to wait a year before businesses had to comply, but many are trying to get ready anyway. The president did not delay the mandate that Americans must have health insurance or pay a fine, however.

The Chamber’s second quarter small business survey found that just 30 percent are ready for the law and even understand what is required.

Dealing with Obamacare is the biggest worry of small businesses and comes as they continue to see a sluggish economy which has already put a brake on their hiring. Just 17 percent reported adding employees in the past two years. And only one-in-five small business owners believe that they will add employees in the next two years.” Read more.

Flashback: The Carelessness of ObamaCare

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  1. 07/17/2013 at 10:09 AM

    Freedom not to participate
    On September 7, 1916, Congress passed the Public Health Service Act, [Public Law 410] 58 Stat. 682(pertinent part reproduced below). The very title was designed to deceive, it had nothing to do with the public, and it was an *elective form of insurance. The reason no one is required to participate in the Health Care Act, as stated in section 1555, is simply the Act amends the Public Health Service Act, the original law was not repealed, so any amendment would also have to be voluntary.
    Section 1001 (pertinent part reproduced below), clearly states the PPACA is an amendment to the Public Health Service Act, for the most part, it’s an International Agreement for Foreigners, and government owned corporation employers.
    google; Title 5 U.S.C. chapter 89 group health care.
    The agency posed to enforce the Act, is the Public Health Service, their record of healthcare is recorded in the Tuskegee Syphilis experiment.
    ____________________________________________________________

    One Hundred Eleventh Congress
    of the
    United States of America
    AT THE SECOND SESSION
    Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,
    the fifth day of January, two thousand and ten
    An Act
    Entitled The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
    Public Law 111-148 ( available on line)
    TITLE I—QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL AMERICANS
    Subtitle A—Immediate Improvements in Health Care Coverage for All Americans
    *Sec. 1001. Amendments to the Public Health Service Act.
    Sec. 1555. Freedom not to participate in Federal health insurance programs.

    SEC. 1555 @42 U.S.C. 18115. FREEDOM NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN FEDERAL
    HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAMS.
    No individual, company, business, nonprofit entity, or health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage shall be required to participate in any Federal health insurance program created under this Act (or any amendments made by this Act), or in any Federal health insurance program expanded by this Act (or any such amendments), and there shall be no penalty or fine imposed upon any such issuer for choosing not to participate in such programs.
    ____________________________________________________________________
    Public Health Service Act (the original law)(maritime law)

    July 1, 1944 [H.R. 4624] | [Public Law 410] 58 Stat. 682
    TITLE I—SHORT TITLE AND DEFINITIONS
    SHORT TITLE
    SEC. 1.
    Titles I to V, inclusive, of the Act may be cited as the “Public Health Service Act”.
    SEC. 605. (a) Section 7 of the Act of September 7, 1916, entitled “An Act to provide compensation for employees of the United States suffering injuries while in the performance of their duties, and for other purposes”, as amended (U.S.C., 1940 edition, title 5, sec. 757), is amended by changing the period at the end thereof to a colon and adding the following: “Provided, That whenever any person is entitled to receive any benefits under this Act by reason of his injury, or by reason of the death of an employee, as defined in section 40, and is also entitled to receive from the United States any payments or benefits (other than the proceeds of any insurance policy), by reason of such injury or death under any other Act of Congress, because of service by him (or in the case of death, by the deceased) as an employee, as so defined, such person shall *elect which benefits he shall receive. Such election shall be made within one year after the injury or death, or such further time as the Commission may for good cause allow, and when made shall be irrevocable unless otherwise provided by law.”

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    • 07/17/2013 at 4:07 PM

      In “other words”, this is similar to the “Patriot Act”…in which the “Act” has NOTHING to do with “Patriotism!!!”

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  2. Carl Collicott
    07/21/2013 at 8:51 PM

    The precise definition of employee in the Public Health Service Act, Title 5 U.S.C section 757,reproduce in The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

    .http://archive.org/stream/canalzonecodeact1934pana/canalzonecodeact1934pana_djvu.txt

    CANAL ZONE CODE

    AN ACT OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES

    OF AMERICA TO ESTABLISH A CODE OF LAWS

    FOR THE CANAL ZONE, APPROVED

    JUNE 19, 1934

    TOGETHER WITH

    AN APPENDIX CONTAINING CERTAIN TREATIES AND

    GENERAL LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES APPLI-

    CABLE IN OR RELATING TO THE CANAL

    ZONE OR THE PANAMA CANAL

    -COMPENSATION FOR INJURIES TO CANAL AND RAIL-
    ROAD EMPLOYEES

    Note. — This section which required the President to provide a method for the
    determination and adjustment of claims arising out of personal injuries to
    employees occurring while directly engaged in actual work in connection with
    the construction, maintenance, operation, or sanitation of the Canal or of the Panama Railroad, or of any auxiliary canals, locks, or other works necessary and convenient for the construction, maintenance, operation, or sanitation of the Canal, is omitted from the text of the Canal Zone Code as being covered by the Federal Employees Compensation Act (U.S. Code, title 5, secs. 751 to 793).

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