The CEO’s Desk: The ACA – The Sky Did Not Fall

DMEC Staff@Work

affordable-care-actBy Terri Rhodes, MBA, CPDM, CCMP

CEO
DMEC

As absence professionals we are used to new regulations that generate confusion, including conflicts with other regulations. One law that has generated confusion or perhaps significant opposition is the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

In 2013, Forbes ran an article citing a CNBC poll stating that more people are opposed to “Obamacare” than the Affordable Care Act; this is interesting, since they are one and the same.

It is no wonder employees are confused. If an employee was already insured, the ACA changes had little to no effect. Changes impacted mostly the uninsured, the self-employed, small businesses, and employees of businesses without insurance coverage.

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