Submitted by:  Annonymous

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While the Republicans continue their state-by-state assault on alternative healthcare, Massachusettes has begun fining business owners who hire teenagers for NOT insuring them through their businesses.  These  kids are all insured by their parents and even if the owner were to insure them, only the parents policy would cover claims. 

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“April 11, 2011

A local fast food employer, employing 45-15 and 16 year old’s who already have health insurance through individual family plans is being fined by the state of Massachusetts. The fine is for not insuring them through his business.

The penalty was $5700.00, roughly, which came after his last appeal failed. The owner is now looking for an outlet to expose the burden of mandated health care. He is willing to speak to anyone who his the means to further publicize his story.

He presented his case live today, April 11, 2011 on the Ed Lambert morning talk show on WXTK, 95.1 FM radio out of Barnstable, Massachusetts. The owner identified himself as Tom, owner of the Kool-Kone located at 374 Marion Road, Wareham, Massachusetts, phone # 508-295-6638.”

As a side note it was told to me from a trusted source that this fine could have been worse. Well, right, that is one way to spin it. Then they asked if the owner had thought of hiring those over 65.
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