Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Township Manager Joseph Martin and healthcare consultant Mark Ferrara discussed healthcare increases during Monday night's council meeting.
Tuesday, May 7
Verona's healthcare consultant Mark Ferrara addressed the Verona Township Council on Monday, May 6 about impending increases in healthcare costs, according to a published report Tuesday. Ferrara and Verona Township Manager Joseph Martin discussed the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” and how it will pertain to the township and costs associated with the new law, according to NorthJersey.com. "This law is about a revenue grab for the U.S. Government," said Ferrara. "There hasn't been a lot of language for municipalities, I can't give you more than that, but there's nothing that says you are not subject to these taxes." Ferrara said there are about 300 people covered under the Verona healthcare program. In January 2014, a …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
In a complicated decision, the justices upheld most of the health care reform legislation popularly known as Obamacare.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Do you agree with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Thursday upholding most of President Obama's signature health care reform legislation? By a 5-4 vote, the justices upheld most of the act, although the opinion is a complicated one. The court upheld the requirement that every American purchase health insurance or else pay a penalty, as a tax decision and upheld it on those grounds, in an opinion written by Chief Justice Roberts. "Our precedent demonstrates that Congress has the power to impose the exaction in Section 5000 under the taxing power, and that Section 5000 need not be read to do more than impose a tax," Roberts wrote in one of the key sentences from the opinion. Click here to read the full text of the opinion. Vote in our poll …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Conservatives are pleased, but one Democratic critic think the veto is just to "burnish his conservative credentials" for a possible VP run with Mitt Romney.
After months of mulling his options, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed legislation Thursday that would have established a health insurance exchange in New Jersey, a fundamental step in implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—known coloquially as "Obamacare"—in the state. Christie had until Thursday to make a decision on Assembly Bill #2171, passed by the state Legislature in March, or the bill would have become law, with or without his signature. Christie said because the U.S. Supreme Court decided to take on Obamacare in March, just 10 days after the state Assembly passed the health exchange bill, the Affordable Care Act "might not survive [legal] scrutiny." "Because it is not known whether the Affordable Care Act…