The Dark Cloud Over the Medical Device Tax
Healthcare / Politics

The Dark Cloud Over the Medical Device Tax

The medical device industry currently consists of 8,000+ manufacturers and employs over 400,000 Americans. Over the last seven months, the industry has been subjected to a 2.3% excise tax on all medical device sales – not only profits. The tax has been a primary funding mechanism for the health care overhaul so far. The medical device industry … Continue reading

Labor Unions: “We’re Not So Happy About Obamacare Anymore.”
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare / Politics

Labor Unions: “We’re Not So Happy About Obamacare Anymore.”

They were one of the first and most fervent supporters of healthcare reform. They formed the backbone of the coalition that drove Obamacare into law. On July 12, James Hoffa of the Teamsters with 1.4 million members, Joseph Hansen of the Food and Commercial Workers with 1.3 million members, and several other union lobbies teamed up … Continue reading

What’s up with all the Obamacare Delays?
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare / Politics

What’s up with all the Obamacare Delays?

At first glance, the delay of the employer mandate seems like a complicated but innocuous change to the implementation of Obamacare. Many Democrats and backers of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been attempting to label it as a fairly minor provision since the mandate was put into place only for businesses with greater than … Continue reading

Obamacare’s Effect on Entrepreneurship and Employment
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare / Politics

Obamacare’s Effect on Entrepreneurship and Employment

The implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for small businesses and employment status have long been the subject of media and partisan scrutiny. Analyses of these implications are becoming increasingly relevant, as the measures of the ACA will be fully implemented by January 2014. The shortcomings of the pre-Obamacare health insurance market are well … Continue reading