Affordable Care Act Mandate Delayed Again

Guest Post by Rob Magleby Treasury Department officials announced Monday that medium-sized businesses — employers with 50 to 99 workers — will have until 2016 to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s mandate to insure full-time employees. Large businesses, those with 100 or more employees, have received an alternative extension. Instead of receiving another year… Read more »

Co-ops Face an Uncertain Future

Health co-ops were included in the Affordable Care Act with the goal of increasing competition and reducing prices of insurance, yet they are facing major financial issues around the country. A Washington Post story this week detailed the legislative history behind the inclusion of co-ops in the ACA, and why so many co-ops are plagued with financial… Read more »

PWIA Conference Tackles Tough Questions on ACA


Guest post by LeeAnn Petersen This December the 2013 Professional Women in Advocacy Conference will host two discussions pertaining to health care policy – an Affordable Care Act session and a health industry roundtable. Both sessions will feature public officials from the Hill and/or Administration alongside industry advocates from hospitals, health systems, associations, insurers, exchanges,… Read more »

Employer Mandate Delayed

Rich Lowry, editor of National Review, wrote in POLITICO about the state of affairs for ACA implementation: “Washington is riven by conflict and deep-seated division. It is rare indeed that both sides can agree on anything consequential. Therefore it is incredibly heartening that there is now bipartisan agreement that the implementation of Obamacare is a… Read more »