Where is the ACA going?

After reading the following announcement one wonders what will really happens with the Affordable Care Act:

Angling to avoid political peril, the Obama administration Monday granted employers another delay in a heavily criticized requirement that medium-to-larger firms cover their workers or face fines.

In one of several concessions in a complex Treasury Department regulation of more than 200 pages, the administration said companies with 50 to 99 employees will have an additional year to comply with the coverage requirement, until Jan. 1, 2016.

For businesses with 100 or more employees the requirement will still take effect in 2015. But other newly announced provisions, affecting technical issues such as the calculation of working hours, may help some of those firms.

Some major business organizations were quick to praise the administration’s compromise.

“These final regulations secured the gold medal for greatest assistance to retailers, and other businesses, and our employees,” said Neil Trautwein, a vice president of the National Retail Federation.

So, what are we to take away from this latest delay?

Does this latest delay predict what will eventually happen?

Will more delays and changes be on the horizon?

The problem here is that the idea of affordable health care is a great goal.

It would have been a better strategy had it been researched and designed properly, without the pressure to become a political football.

Is there any way to recoup the loses?

Only by both the Republicans and Democrats working together will a working solution be found. The Pelosies and Reeds, Cruz’s, etc need to set aside the rhetoric and focus on a solution.

AND we need to integrate Tort reform and the high cost of medical education into the solution.

Looking for suggestions?

Roger

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