By Dave Andrusko Earlier this week, Congress voted to reopen the government following a 3-day shutdown. While the focus was on the short term extension of funding levels, one small but very important measure was also attached to the bill and is now law. The New York Times headline summarizes it aptly: “There’s a Surprise …Continue reading "Obamacare Tax to Squeeze Healthcare Plans is Delayed in Spending Bill till 2020"
By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics This week, amid the government shutdown and the rollout of the Obamacare state health care exchanges, the health care law is drawing critics from all corners. In particular, organized labor, an initial supporter of the law, is now at odds with a provision of the …Continue reading "Obamacare tax on health insurance will affect most plans over time, reducing healthcare"
By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics As companies are planning their benefits for the coming year, one controversial part of the 2010 Obama Health Care Law (“ObamaCare”) is again making headlines. A measure known as the “Cadillac Tax” was included in the 2010 Health Care law partly to derive tax revenue …Continue reading "Many Companies Begin Slashing Benefits to Avoid Obama Health Law So-Called Cadillac Tax, Signaling the Beginning of Broader Cuts for All Plans"