Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Businesses Struggle to Plan for Healthcare Reform's Impact

I can speak from very recent experience when we tried to project the impact to HARDI and our employees of the Senate healthcare reforms and what might be most likely to come out of conference with the House-passed version, that it is nearly impossible. This WSJ piece details exactly that struggle which companies of all sizes are having as they try to plan for what could be the very near future of new health insurance regulations, fees, and taxes. I don't think I'm the only one struggling to figure out how any of the proposed reforms will systemically reduce health insurance or healthcare costs, though there are some intriguing aspects such as enabling small employers to band together their health insurance purchasing power.

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