Thursday, March 28, 2013
GOP and Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate debated Wednesday night at the Channel 5 studios in Needham.
The Republican candidates for U.S. Senate leaned on their diverse backgrounds to explain positions on issues ranging from the economy and debt reduction to gay marriage Wednesday night. Gabriel Gomez, a former Navy SEAL and businessman from Cohasset, said that hearing from a variety of perspectives served him well in the military and that he would bring those lessons to bear working with fellow Republicans and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk), saying "Obamacare is bad for Massachusetts" and simply layers federal bureacracy on top of the state's system, highlighted an upcoming legislative proposal on Beacon Hill to reduce health care costs. Former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan talked about …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
In response to Obamacare, some franchise owners are planning to cut employee hours to avoid providing health care.
Businesses across the country are attempting to formulate a response to the Affordable Health Care Act, with some business owners and restaurant franchisees saying they will be cutting hours. One of the latest cases is a Wendy's franchisee in Nebraska announcing it would cut employees' hours — affecting roughly 100 employees — to avoid providing health care. Wendy's Corporate, which directly operates stores in Massachusetts, has not discounted cutting employee hours even as they distance themselves from the statement out of Nebraska. "We are still reviewing our approach to the Affordable Care Act, when the employer mandate goes into effect in 2014," Wendy's Corporate Media Contact Bob Bertini told Patch this week. "Our franchisees are …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Third Congressional District candidate Jon Golnik (R-Carlisle) used the Supreme Court decision this morning to highlight differences against Niki Tsongas.
With this morning's 5-4 Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare", candidates for the new Massachusetts Third Congressional District had distinctly different views on the decision. U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-Lowell, praised the vote in a released statement on her website. Tsongas will take Marlborough from U.S. Rep. James McGovern, D-Worcester, if she is elected in November. "Up until this moment, I was still hearing from families who were caring for a loved one and were concerned about what today’s outcome would mean for them," said Tsongas. "Today they can breathe a sigh of relief. The Court’s ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act is a victory for these families and the American people, and …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Proponents and opponents of the Affordable Care Act prepare to go before the judges beginning on Monday.
The Affordable Care Act comes before the US Supreme Court on Monday, March 26 in what will be a heavily watched legal and verbal boxing match on mandated health care coverage. At issue is whether the government overstepped its authority in mandating Americans to purchase minimum health care coverage or else pay a tax penalty. In one corner is the Obama administration, holding firm that it is within the federal government’s authority to regulate national markets. In the other corner are 26 states and several private parties who feel that the government overstepped its power. In today’s poll question, we ask: Was the federal government within its authority to approve the Affordable Care Act?