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States Differ On Care Focus

Where you live may have large effect on subsidized coverage

September 12, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Having health insurance used to hinge on where you worked and what your medical history said. Soon that won’t matter, with open-access markets for subsidized coverage coming Oct....

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Sep-12-13 10:43 PM

"Those concerns that Obamacare will make the nation’s part-time recovery even worse may be a bit overblown, according to the findings of a recent survey of more than 500 Chief Financial Officers.

The survey, conducted by Duke University and CFO Magazine, found executives expect to boost full-time hiring by nearly 1.8 next year. That 1.8 percent figure represents a slight increase from earlier this year and a big boost from the 0.1 percent growth in full-time hiring that was expected at the end of 2012.

The results indicate that despite worries over President Obama's health care reform law, a recent tendency on the part of companies to hire more part-time workers may be turning around; so far in 2013, companies have hired more than four times the amount of part-time workers than full-time workers, while in 2012 the opposite was true, the Wall Street Journal reported in July."

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Sep-13-13 1:52 AM

companies that will refuse to hire full time to avoid coverage are companies that likely would not offer employees any sort of decent health care plan anyway.

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