Saturday, July 27, 2013

Obamacare's Employer-Mandate Delay is A Headache, Not A Relief

On July 2, 2013, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that it would delay collecting taxes due to Obamacare’s employer-mandate by one year. Although greeted as a relief by many, the move actually raises two significant problems for businesses and taxpayers during Obamacare’s roll-out.

First, the delay implies that Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scores of government health spending will become even less realistic than they currently are. Second, employers who take advantage of the delay will be on very shaky legal grounds.

Read the entire column at Forbes, here.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Prospects for Repealing PPACA's Taxes on Medical Devices and Health Insurance

On July 2, the Treasury Department unilaterally decided not to enforce PPACA’s employer mandate. Failure to enforce the employer mandate effectively nullifies the individual mandate, too. This toughens the challenge of repealing the medical-device excise tax and the health-insurance premium tax, both of which are priorities for those industries.

Read my entire column at Forbes' The Apothecary here.