As the political battles – and stalemate - over the Affordable Care Act continues, employers may find themselves with the worst of all worlds. The portions of the ACA that create the greatest burdens on employers, such as the mandates, taxes and administrative obligations under the ACA stay, in place. At the same time, uncertainty in the individual markets creates blowback that hurts employers in a number of ways.
On May 4, the House of Representative passed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. We are reviewing the bill carefully and this blog post will be the first of many updates about the bill and its potential implications for clients.