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Well, now he’s done it again: Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow, foretelling at least six more weeks of winter. We should all be so lucky. There is a little bit more of a thaw in the works in health care, of all places. The House Ways and Means Committee voted 23-14 today to […]

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Employers everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief, albeit temporary, after the Obama Administration’s announcement delaying implementation of the employer mandate rule in the Affordable Care Act.  The Administration agreed to delay the requirement that businesses with 50 or more full-time workers provide them with health insurance until January 1, 2015. The requirement had previously […]

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Today marks one year since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act was constitutionally viable. But the debate hasn’t let up since then. Days after NRF Vice President and Employee Benefits Policy Council Neil Trautwein testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the […]

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The first time I ever wrote about health care reform was around 1980, when health maintenance organizations were becoming popular and I was a young newspaper reporter with a vested interest – I was making the move from my parents’ policy to getting health care benefits of my own. HMOs were the health care “reform” […]

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What is health care reform, and how much should I worry about catching it like the common cold? Next Tuesday, Dave Ratner, proprietor of Dave’s Pet & Soda City, and I will host a special session at the Main Street Retailing Forum – part of Retail’s Big Show in New York – to discuss strategies […]

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Congressional hearings are not always civilized affairs. However that was not the case last Wednesday, when I appeared before the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee to discuss progress and problems with Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation. The partisanship that typically grips other congressional hearings was mercifully absent, and in its place, true, bipartisan concern […]

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Last week Senators (and doctors) Tom Coburn and John Barrasso released a new report on the health care overhaul – citing NRF’s own Neil Trautwein and his blog post, Pass the scalpel: it’s time for a ‘mandate-ectomy’. The oversight report, Grim Diagnosis, examines the impact of the new federal health care law on American employers, […]

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After a front-page Wall Street Journal story and a quote in today’s Washington Post, NRF’s Neil Trautwein appeared this morning on CNBC to talk about a letter that Wal-Mart sent to President Obama supporting the idea of employer mandates for health care.  Trautwein said NRF was “flabbergasted” by Wal-Mart’s decision to support employer mandates. What […]

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