Tuesday, November 24, 2009

MBGH Had a Full House at our Health Reform Update

Andy Webber, CEO and President of the National Business Coalition on Health, updated a capacity crowd at this morning's MBGH "Health Reform: How It Affects Employers" breakfast meeting at the Crescent Club.

Andy focused on the major provisions that impact employers:
  • The employer mandate and "pay or play" proposals, including the federally mandated minimum benefit design
  • The development of insurance exchanges and the public option
  • Excise tax on "cadillac" plans and
  • Workplace health promotion incentives.
Andy believes that there will be some type of health reform passed and signed into law by the first quarter 2010, perhaps as early as the President's State of the Union Address in January. According to Andy, there is just no other option for the Democrats but to pass SOMETHING. The exact shape of that "something" is still to be determined, especially the fate of the public option.

Click here for a copy of Andy's slides.

1 comment:

  1. The Daily News did a story on Andy's presentation at CBU as part of the M.L.Seidman Town Hall Lecture series. Read the story at http://www.memphisdailynews.com/editorial/Article.aspx?id=46264