Sunday, February 24, 2013
The Canton-based company is lobbying the White House to change its definition of full-time work from 30 hours a week to 40 or more per week, according to reports.
Canton-based Dunkin' Brands, with locations in Foxborough, has joined the fight against Obamacare. The coffee and baked goods company is working to overturn a major provision of Obamacare, according to a Newsmax.com report this week. Specifically, Dunkin' is lobbying the White House to change its definition of full-time work from at least 30 hours a week to 40 or more per week, CEO Nigel Travis told the Financial Times, according to The Huffington Post. The change would leave Dunkin', as well as other companies, with fewer workers to insure under the health care reform law, which requires large employers to provide health coverage to all full-time workers and their dependents. Those companies who fail to provide coverage could face a …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Mathew Helman, Communications Director for ProgressMass writes in to tell Foxborough seniors why he thinks Scott Brown's health care policy is harmful to them.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Dear Editor, According to the 2010 Census, 2,305 people age 65 and older live in Foxborough, and every one of them should be deeply concerned about Republican Scott Brown’s health care policy. The centerpiece of Brown’s health care policy is working to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the federal health care reform law known as ObamaCare. National health care advocacy organization Community Catalyst Action Fund released a new analysis finding that, if the Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) is repealed, senior citizens in Foxborough and across Massachusetts will be saddled with higher costs and fewer benefits. ObamaCare, as it is known, lowers seniors’ Medicare premiums and out-of-pocket costs by an estimated $500 per year. This means that…
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The anticipated decision on the constitutionality of the health care law, which was championed by President Barack Obama, is coming soon.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the health care mandate passed by Congress in 2009 is expected on Thursday. In light of that ruling, we want to know what you have to think about it. At the heart of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the mandate which requires people to buy health insurance or face a penalty. Opinions have varied on whether the federal government has the power to force such a purchase. Health care experts interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor believe that the law can survive even if the mandate is declared unconstitutional. Even without the mandate, the law’s expansion of Medicaid eligibility would cover some 16 million people, about half the total number of people who would gain insurance if the whole …