Indiana’s Exception to Obamacare Leaves Many Without Health Insurance
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare

Indiana’s Exception to Obamacare Leaves Many Without Health Insurance

The State of Indiana has been allowed an exception for one year from the Affordable Care Act and has subsequently denied government incentives to expand Medicaid and has declined to set up an exchange for consumers. This exception is being officially referred to as a health-law “waiver”. This exception was given to Indiana in order … Continue reading

ACA Individual Mandate: Penalty Finalized
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare / Regulation

ACA Individual Mandate: Penalty Finalized

On Tuesday, August 27, the IRS issued its final rule regarding the individual mandate to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The rulemaking formally establishes the IRS requirement for most Americans to be subjected to a financial penalty if an individual does not acquire “minimum essential coverage.” The rule will be published … Continue reading

The Dark Cloud Over the Medical Device Tax
Healthcare / Politics

The Dark Cloud Over the Medical Device Tax

The medical device industry currently consists of 8,000+ manufacturers and employs over 400,000 Americans. Over the last seven months, the industry has been subjected to a 2.3% excise tax on all medical device sales – not only profits. The tax has been a primary funding mechanism for the health care overhaul so far. The medical device industry … Continue reading

Labor Unions: “We’re Not So Happy About Obamacare Anymore.”
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare / Politics

Labor Unions: “We’re Not So Happy About Obamacare Anymore.”

They were one of the first and most fervent supporters of healthcare reform. They formed the backbone of the coalition that drove Obamacare into law. On July 12, James Hoffa of the Teamsters with 1.4 million members, Joseph Hansen of the Food and Commercial Workers with 1.3 million members, and several other union lobbies teamed up … Continue reading

What’s up with all the Obamacare Delays?
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare / Politics

What’s up with all the Obamacare Delays?

At first glance, the delay of the employer mandate seems like a complicated but innocuous change to the implementation of Obamacare. Many Democrats and backers of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been attempting to label it as a fairly minor provision since the mandate was put into place only for businesses with greater than … Continue reading