Obamacare

Senate filibuster, Boehner and pics

Here are some reflections on two significant events in Washington last week concerning Senate productivity and Obamacare. The Senate voted to return some degree of democracy to that chamber.   Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid allowed a simple majority of the Senate to approve allowing Presidential nominations (other than for the…

This chart is amazing news for our health cost problem

The Washington PostBy Sarah Kliff, Published: November 20 at 3:55 pm This just might be my favorite chart about health care costs as of late. And it’s one that contains billions of dollars’ worth of good news! The chart, from the Council of Economic Advisers, shows the Congressional Budget Office constantly revising downward…

Good news from NFIB survey

Good news from our friends at the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) even if they don’t think it is good news.  According to a non-random survey of 921 small business owners and operators released today by the NFIB, “64 percent reported that they pay more for insurance premiums per…

Small Business Forum on Health Insurance

This Thursday the City of Columbia will be holding an open forum on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on small businesses.  I will be moderating the panel presentations and discussions.  Another forum will be held October 23rd. Registration is free: https://columbiaaffordablecareactforum.eventbrite.com This is a great opportunity to learn…