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Are Workers Better or Worse Off Under the ACA?

According to this new survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM):

  • 14% of employers have already reduced hours for part-time employees
  • 6% of employers plan to reduce hours for part-time employees
  • 9% of employers have considered reducing hours for full-time employees
  • 10% of employers have considered reducing their workforce as a result of the ACA

Since January, companies with a minimum of 100 employees must offer health coverage to workers on the job at least 30 hours per week—or face financial penalties.  ...

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Not a Fan of Obamacare?: The Options

Affordable Care ActBelow is a summary of three dominant approaches being suggested by people who want to see significant change with Obamacare:

#1 REFORM:  Those coming from this school of thought think repeal is so unlikely that reform is the most realistic approach for making changes to healthcare as we now know it.

#2 REPLACE: This camp includes ...

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Poll About Obama Care May Surprise You

According to a 2014 Rasmussen poll:

  • 13 percent want to keep the new health care law as is
  • 30 percent want to repeal the ACA
  • 52 percent want Congress and the White House to “go through the law piece by piece to improve it”

Likewise, the following surveys echo growing support for amending rather than scrapping the Affordable Care Act:

Where do you stand on this issue?  Let your voice be heard ...

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Worker’s Comp Claims to Go Up in 2015

Get your safety measures up to par, employers!  Ready or not, 5-6 million workers (who were previously loathe to file worker’s comp claims) may be gaining legal status.

Until now, these workers were shy to draw the attention of government and healthcare workers for fear that their legal status might be discovered.  (This is nowhere more true than in non E verify states.)  However, President Barack Obama announced a program of “deferred action” on November 20, 2014, which permits roughly 45% of illegal immigrants to legally stay ...

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What You Don’t Know about the Affordable Care Act (May Hurt You)

Over 214,000 doctors don’t plan to participate in new plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
According to a survey conducted this year by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), a trade association comprised of multi-physician medical practices, “as many as 214,524 American physicians will not be participating in any ACA exchange products.” Reasons ...

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