In conjunction with my radio program on 1110 KFAB, I will be writing a series of columns in the Reader. The first column localizes the impact of the Supreme Court decision on Nebraska. It is hard to quantify what the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the largest piece of legislation passed in our lifetime is going…Details
Compliance with new laws like the ACA will challenge business.
- The regulatory floodgate burst on November 20, 2012 releasing guidance on new regulations regarding the determination of full-time workers and essential health benefits.
- Taxes are going up in 2013 regardless of what happens with the fiscal cliff because the Affordable Care Act introduces 19 new taxes that will impact businesses and many are unaware.
- Even more troublesome will be the new hidden taxes of compliance which will challenge small and mid-sized businesses and they need to begin preparing now.
The only thing hotter this week than the weather is a printing press at a federal office building. The White House is stepping up its efforts to promote the law and states are coming up with creative advertising strategies to enroll people in the new exchanges this fall. Meanwhile, a mini regulation dam burst July, 2013 with several pages of critical regulations being released since the White House quietly announced the one year delay of the employer mandate over the 4th of July recess.Details
This website has tried to put various aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into easy to understand and concise language. The complexity of the 2700 page legislative language as well as the over 10,000 pages of regulations that fill in the framework of the legislation, make smaller bites more practical to address, the reason…Details
Large insurers leaving the ACA party early is threatening to undermine the mechanics of how the legislation was designed to operate during a ten-year implementation period. The unraveling began in 2015 as numerous carriers showed significant losses on their blocks of businesses in the ACA marketplace, and the recent announcement by United Healthcare that they…Details
One of my favorite games is six degrees of Kevin Bacon where players can name almost any actor in Hollywood and trace them back to Kevin Bacon through his co-stars similar to how LinkedIn connects professionals across the world. The guy has been in a lot of movies with a lot of big actors,…Details
Photo Credit James Montgomery Flagg It is hard to quantify what the Supreme Court upholding the largest piece of legislation passed in our lifetime is going to mean for all of us. There are innumerable variables to consider, and questions will remain years from now. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly called Obamacare, will have…Details
A lot of exciting things are happening in the healthcare industry. Many new companies are racing to market to fix the fragmented system and offering the latest innovations. A lot of them are gaining momentum, and last week, Apple announced they plan to get into healthcare which was big news on Wall Street.Details
Happy thanksgiving America. As you enjoy the holiday and reflect, I encourage you to take a moment to ask yourself what you will be thankful for a year from now. Things are changing and there is no doubt you will be feeling an impact in November, 2013 at the very least in what you will…Details
All of the changes happening is going to lead to less choice in the marketplace for many American’s as a result of all of the changes following the Affordable Care Act. The problem is that healthcare costs have put many in difficult positions. One of the bright spots in all of these changes is telemedicine…Details