Daily Archives: July 26, 2013

White Castle On Obamacare

White Castle On Obamacare: We May Only Hire Part-Time Workers.

The restaurant chain has no intention of firing members of its current full-time staff or reducing benefits as a result of President Barack Obama’s new health care law, Richardson originally said in an interview NPR published Wednesday.

Yet Richardson told HuffPost that it must consider all options with the company’s healthcare costs set to rise 35 percent once the law is implemented.

How many people are covered and how much does it cost?

White Castle employs around 9,600 workers nationwide and about half work full-time. Roughly 80 percent of White Castle’s full-time employees opt in to the company’s current health care plan and the company spends four to five times more in health care than it makes in net income annually, Richardson said.

This is mind boggling. The company already spends 4 to 5 times MORE on health care than it makes in annual net income and those costs are set to rise 35%. WOWZA!


the real heroes of the anti-Obamacare effort are the governors who refused to set up the unwieldy exchanges

Jennifer Rubin: GOP governors take on Obamacare’s exchanges.

The weakest link in Obamacare’s chain is the exchanges, and governors who oppose this monstrous bill should stick with their approach — not to lift a finger. Next, it would be helpful if, while helping to oversee Obamacare’s demise, GOP governors could put together a health-care proposal that is workable. Then they’d have something to show their voters when Obamacare crashes and burns. Simply letting the law die might not be enough to absolve them of responsibility for the worst-crafted legislation in memory.

When the window of opportunity opens, the GOP better have a well oiled, keep it simple stupid plan, to slide into place.

Here’s a hint: Purchasing insurance across state lines is not a good solution. It could possibly to a part of a well constructed plan but not a cornerstone. Not that they’re listening to me or anything.