BUSINESSES WON’T WAIT FOR ELECTIONS BEFORE IMPLEMENTING HEALTH LAW

Most businesses waited for the Supreme Court before making plans to comply with President Obama’s healthcare law — but most aren’t waiting for November to see whether the law might be repealed, according to Sam Baker.
Health care managers see a positive with increased numbers of people covered under health insurance.
A new survey from the consulting firm Mercer found that most businesses have not begun planning for requirements that will take effect in 2014, including the mandate requiring employers to provide health benefits to most workers.
Republicans consistently argue that the law will burden small employers and stifle new hiring.  Leadership at the nations level appears not to exist when ideology is more important than what business and people could gain from cooperation and agreement.
Only 28 percent of the employers in Mercer’s survey said the new employer mandate will pose a “significant challenge.”

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