“Many employers had thought they could shift health costs to the government by sending their employees to a health insurance exchange with a tax-free contribution of cash to help pay premiums, but the Obama administration has squelched the idea in a new ruling. Such arrangements do not satisfy the health care law, the administration said, and employers may be subject to a tax penalty of $100 a day — or $36,500 a year — for each employee who goes into the individual marketplace.”
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The governor vetoed LB 916 which would sought to increase the independent of nurse practitioners in Nebraska. The purpose of the bill was to ease the primary care doctor shortage in the state, especially in rural areas.
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A recent report by the Tax Foundation estimated tax burden by determining the amount of all state and local taxes paid per capita (including taxes paid in other states) and dividing that by per capita income in each state. Using this method, Nebraska tax burden was 9.4%; the national average was 9.8%.
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