6 Weeks to Go: How This Election Will Change Everything
General Counsel, Ameriflex
Executive Director, The HSA Council of the American Bankers Association
For decades, benefits professionals had largely escaped the effects of national politics (not counting small exceptions like COBRA and HIPAA). That all changed in 2008, when a new presidential administration took the reins intent upon revolutionizing the health insurance industry. The result: The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which--believe it or not--still has provisions that have yet to go into effect six years after it became the law of the land. This presentation will examine what the future holds for the ACA and for our industry in general based on the many different possible outcomes of the elections in November (both at the presidential and congressional levels). To paraphrase an old saying about war, you may not be interested in politics, but politics has become very interested in you. Get prepared now.