More Bad News for Obamacare


Last Thursday, for the first time, the U.S. Senate passed legislation to repeal the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The 52-47 vote marks the first time the Senate passed a stand-alone measure to repeal President Obama’s signature legislation. The House will need to approve the amended bill, which would eliminate the individual mandate… [Read More]

Will the Cadillac Tax Change the Pay or Play Dynamic?


Last week, I spent a very long day in Washington DC with the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) Principals Council talking about the ACA Excise (formerly “Cadillac”) Tax. Yes, this too, has been relabeled because the tax, as it is drafted, will be touching a lot more than the very richest plans that were… [Read More]

Three Reasons King v. Burwell Matters to Employers


Last week, the media was saturated with coverage of the latest Affordable Care Act lawsuit which challenged the legality of offering subsidies on the federal exchange for those states that failed to erect their own. As the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell argued, extending subsidies on the federal exchange appears to conflict with the text… [Read More]