Obamacare Needs Fixing
I wanted to share with you an article that was published in the Philadelphia Business Journal on Jan. 7 called “Obamacare Needs Fixing”. This is the short version that was prepare to fit into the available space of an Op-Ed column in the PBJ.
It is true that the devil is in the details. So, for a more detailed discussion of this topic, I refer you to “Health Reform in the 112th Congress”, where I offer suggestions on:
1. Positive aspects of the new law that should be retained.
2. Problematic provisions (e.g., 1099 reporting) that should be removed.
3. Important elements of health reform that are missing from the current law and should be added.
This debate will continue for weeks, months, and probably years. There will hopefully be an expedited review, because otherwise the Supreme Court is not expected to rule on the constitutionality of the individual mandate for a year and a half. I’m happy to present to Boards, senior managers, and other groups on the implications of Obamacare and what they could (and should) be doing now.
I would welcome your questions, comments and suggestions.