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Obamacare Prompts Firm To
Consider Dropping Its Health Plan

National Public Radio, by Sarah Jane Tribble

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 5/14/2014 7:53:59 PM

AmeriMark Direct founded its catalog business in Cleveland in the 1960s, and for decades, everyone assumed that health insurance came with the job. These days, the 700-employee company doesn´t assume anything. The traditional sells a broad selection of products — from magnetic "fashion bracelets" and patio dresses to sexual health aids and religious-themed blankets. (Snip) For many medium-sized companies, like AmeriMark, the new costs of the Affordable Care Act are an added burden on top of the health insurance premiums that have been rising for years. The largest of the new Obamacare costs is the , or HIT. It´s a tax

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Lots more companies are being clobbered by Obamacare costs.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 5/14/2014 9:08:33 PM     (No. 9848959)

Well Duh.....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 5/14/2014 10:27:18 PM     (No. 9849033)

The victims of Ocare should be called the Silent Majority. When have so many been harmed without an outcry ?

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