And So It Begins

Every action has a consequence.   Business owners have complained about Obamacare from the get go.  Now we have this:

Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter said he plans on passing the costs of health care reform to his business onto his workers. Schnatter said he will likely reduce workers’ hours as a result of President Obama’s reelection.

A little known caveat is that Obamacare mandates that only employees who work more than 30 hours per week are covered under their employers health insurance plan.  And so now you will a major push to get employees into “part time” positions. Darden restaurants, the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster, is also on board.

Peyton Manning: “What are we going to do to kick off Obamacare?”

Papa John: “How about one million workers pushed from full-time status to part-time?”

Peyton: “Good idea, two million part-time workers.  I like it.”

Papa John: “No, no, no, no…one million part-time workers”.

Peyton: “Two million part-time workers is it. Let’s do it!”

Papa John: “Really two million part-time workers?”

Peyton: “Wait until you see what’s next.  Two words.  Medicaid expansion!”

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  1 comment for “And So It Begins

  1. Ladytapwatertillclear
    November 14, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    The home health industry is going that way. Can’t provide care to a client unless they have insurance but the caregiver/employee has no coverage!

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