Big business group considers formally opposing Obamacare

The Business Roundtable is upset at being sued for "wellness programs" they crafted with the Obama administration. (iStock Photo)

The Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of 200 leading U.S. companies, is weighing formally opposing Obamacare, which it had previously supported.

The association cited recent lawsuits by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against company health policies as the reason for the shift.

"The fact that the EEOC sued is shocking to our members," said Maria Ghazal, the group's vice president, told Reuters on Saturday. "They don't understand why a plan in compliance with the ACA is the target of a lawsuit. This is a major issue to our members."

Roundtable members are scheduled to meet in private with President Obama on Tuesday to discuss their objections.

The association has objected to EEOC lawsuits directed at company "wellness programs" — policies that are aimed at reducing employer-sponsored medical insurance costs by promoting healthier lifestyles, such as avoiding smoking or exercising regularly. Obamacare allows companies to reward employees who participate and penalize those who don't.

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And who's still stuck with the bill and worse coverage?

@ Frankmusic,

Oh a double header with two home runs!  And the crowd went wild!!!!!!

I don't trust any of those SOBs.

Those CEOs originally supported Obamacare?  How stupid are they?  

I don't like the idea of fining someone because they don't want to take a test.  Holding out a carrot is ok with me, (something like a reduction in premium cost if you don't smoke)  but to fine someone for not doing something, that is wrong. Socialist.

Ow! Ow! Ow! betrayal. Get over it fools, Obama lied to everyone...Semper Fi Nam 66-67

Dictator Obama Care has nothing to do with health care.




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New York's Green Light Law - Allows Illegal Aliens To Get Driver’s Licenses

New York passed a law to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses earlier this year but it was held up by challenges.

Now it is set to take effect this week.

In typical leftist fashion, supporters claim this is going to somehow make New York’s roads safer for everyone.

Could it really be about voting?

FOX News reports:

Illegal immigrants to be able to get driver’s licenses in NY after legal challenge fails.

Illegal immigrants in New York will able to obtain driver’s licenses starting next week after a last-minute legal challenge was dismissed — making it the 13th state to allow the practice, but one that critics say is unconstitutional.

The Green Light Law, signed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, allows anyone to apply for a driver’s license regardless of immigration status and does not require a Social Security number.

Illegal immigrants can use a combination of documents that include a valid passport from a foreign country and a valid foreign driver’s license, as long as it has been expired for less than two years.

“After waiting 18 years to have their right to drive restored, thanks to our legislature, New York can now officially join 12 other states in making driver’s licenses legally available to all residents,” New York Immigration Coalition Executive Director Steve Choi said in a statement this week, arguing that it will make roads safer and the economy stronger.

County clerks in New York have concerns and are sounding an alarm.

CBS News in Albany reports:

County clerks concerned by loopholes in Green Light law.

Undocumented immigrants now have the green light to get a driver’s license in New York…but several county clerks in the Capital Region are concerned.

Saratoga County Clerk Craig Hayner said, “We found that everything we were concerned about as far as fraud and all sorts of other things are in that bill, in that regulation and we’re very concerned.”

Hayner tells CBS6’s Lynsey Smith there are a few loopholes in the Green Light Law.

Loopholes, such as a person coming in to get their license and not having to provide their social security number.

“That could lead to criminals coming from other states, coming in and use that as a way to defraud by just simply saying they don’t have a social security number…and that’s a very dangerous loophole,” replied Hayner.

Does anyone believe this is going to make New York safer or that this is really about driving?

Delusional Democrats

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