| The IRS issued a ruling that prevents employers from dropping their health insurance to put employees on the Obamacare exchanges. Many small businesses have already attempted to save money by giving their employees a lump sum to shop for their own healthcare, but the new ruling from the IRS indicates that any company attempting this tax-free tactic could face fines of $30,000 per worker each year.
| Speaker John Boehner (R-O.H.) dismissed the notion that he is "blocking" immigration reform despite the Senate's passage of the bill almost a year ago. He said that he has been discussing immigration reform since the 2012 elections and that the House will not deal with the Senate bill. Boehner then changed the subject to the president's failures with Obamacare.
| How do we counteract Obamacare and solve the problems of our broken health care system? Conservative senators have an alternative plan to move health care in a market-oriented direction while addressing the uninsured and patients with pre-existing conditions.
| Mercy Medical Center laid off 29 employees and is additionally cutting hours and modifying manager pay. All the adjustments are related to Obamacare. “As the federal government and the state payment systems continue to ratchet down on what they pay us and our costs go up, we have to look for opportunities to create cost efficiencies," explained Mercy Medical Center President Bob Ritz,"one way you do that is you reduce your management costs.”
| "Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz just signed a 1.5 million dollar deal to write a book," according to comedian Jodi Miller, "Oh! Hold on. This just in: even though the Cruz book has yet to be written the New York Times just gave it a bad review." Miller brings "media bias reports" on this weeks hottest headlines including unemployment, Obamacare, and Major League Baseball.
| White House Press Secretary Jay Carney claims that Obama never misled the public on Obamacare when he said "If you like your plan...you can keep your plan." He then blames the insurance companies for taking away and changing people's plans.