Posts Tagged ‘Families USA’

Employers To Get An Extra Year To Implement Health Law Requirement On Coverage

July 3, 2013

By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News

The Obama administration Tuesday announced a one-year delay in the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that businesses with 50 or more employees offer coverage to their workers or pay a penalty.

Administration officials said the delay was in response to employers’ concerns about the law’s reporting requirements. Delaying the law’s “employer responsibility” provision would give employers more time to comply and give the government more time to consider ways to “simplify the new reporting requirements consistent with the law,” according to a blog post from Mark J. Mazur, the assistant secretary for tax policy at the Department of Treasury. (more…)

Legislators Look to Private Insurers to Expand Medicaid

March 21, 2013

By Kathleen Haughney and William E. Gibson, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

TALLAHASSEE – A panel of Florida lawmakers today is taking up a privatized alternative to Medicaid expansion that could result in as many as one million low-income Floridians qualifying for the first time for subsidized health-care coverage.

The plan, nicknamed “Negron-care” for its Senate sponsor, Joe Negron, R-Stuart, is the Legislature’s first attempt under the Affordable Care Act to look at a way to insure people who are poor, but not poor enough to qualify for existing Medicaid coverage.

“I’m optimistic we’re going to get it done,” Negron said.

But there are still a lot of unanswered questions about Negron’s plan, including whether the House – and the federal government – will agree to it.

We look at what’s in the plan, how it impacts you, your health care and your tax dollars. (more…)