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Obamacare Today: Falling Apart Before It’s Fully Implemented


It’s been almost six and a half years since the Affordable Care Act (known as the ACA or Obamacare) passed with only Democratic votes. The roll-out of this complicated statute took several years to implement. Some provisions (such as the … Continue reading

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The Obamacare Squeeze


We will know much more about the future of Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act, or ACA) after the Supreme Court rules later this month in King v. Burwell.  That case will decide the future of tax-credit subsidies to individuals purchasing … Continue reading

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Obamacare at the Supreme Court Again: Is a State a State?


Last week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell, on the issue of whether the Affordable Care Act authorizes the IRS to grant subsidies to people buying health insurance through the federal exchange, Healthcare.gov, or only to … Continue reading

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Obamacare and the CBO Report: The Truth Is in the Middle


Last week’s kerfuffle over the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on Obamacare, like most kerfuffles, had some truth on both sides of the debate. The CBO report says that the equivalent of 2 million full-time jobs will disappear by 2017, … Continue reading

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Obamacare: Get People Enrolled, then Amend It—Fast!


Based on my earlier posts about Obamacare (see here, here, and here), readers might think I hope the new law fails. That is not the case. I do not agree with the legislation’s design. I originally hoped Congress would repeal … Continue reading

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Navigating Obamacare


Most Human Resources professionals have been through a benefits open enrollment season at some point in their career. Many have presented at numerous open enrollment meetings to explain to employees what their benefits options are. Employees always have more questions … Continue reading

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If You Liked Your Health Plan Before Obamacare, Sorry, You Can’t Keep It


In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on February 1, Daniel Kessler described four promises behind the Affordable Care Act (ACA, popularly known as “Obamacare”) that had not been fulfilled. This post focuses on the third broken promise Kessler … Continue reading

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Obamacare Regulations Prohibit Free Exercise of Religion


As a manager, I generally tried to keep religion out of the workplace. But in recent years I have consulted with religious employers about health care issues.  With religious institutions it is impossible to keep religion out of the workplace … Continue reading

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Employer Health Care Benefits — Preparing for 2018


I last wrote about health care in late March, shortly after the House of Representatives failed to bring the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to a vote. Since then, after a few amendments, the House did pass the AHCA, but … Continue reading

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A Retrospective on Healthcare, and Where Do We Go from Here?


Regular readers of this blog know that I am not a fan of Obamacare. It is overly prescriptive, too costly, and has been poorly implemented. Readers also know that I have said from the beginning that it needed corrections. I … Continue reading

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