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What Today Means for the Future of Health Care Reform

It’s November 6, 2012.  The election results are just hours away.  After the dust settles, do you know what this will mean for the future of health care in this country or employee benefits in general?sam

If elected President, Governor Mitt Romney has promised to repeal Health Care Reform “to the extent humanly possible.”  His statement acknowledges that the wheels have been set in motion and that even as President of the United States he cannot singlehandedly turn back the hands of time.  What WILL he do? What CAN he do?

If President Barack Obama is re-elected to serve another four years, does that necessarily mean smooth sailing for the implementation of Health Care Reform? 

A new Congress will be in place and there will likely be extensive litigation challenging aspects of the law and implementation - much like that surrounding the individual mandate. Will employers get off the sidelines and actually have to do something to respond to the changes? 

Whatever the outcome of the election, these things are fairly certain: 

  • Health care costs will continue to rise             
  • Employers will need to attract and retain quality workers to remain competitive
  • Health Care Reform will continue to be front and center

On November 14th, we are hosting two webinars (at 10 AM CST and 1 PM CST) on the future of health care reform after the election.  Join us to hear how we see the landscape of employee benefits changing and the important steps you can be taking today.  [And if you haven't yet, get out and cast your vote!]

 

Topics: HR / Employee Benefits