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Do you think PPACA (Obamacare) has been repealed?


If you believe that, and you would not be alone, you would be wrong!



In April 2013, the Kaiser Family Foundation’s health tracking poll reported:

  • 42% of Americans are unaware that PPACA is still law
  • 12% believe the law has been repealed by Congress and is no longer law
  • 7% believe it’s been overturned by the Supreme Court
  • About half of the public (49%) says that they do not enough information about the health reform law to understand how it will impact their own family, a proportion which rises to 56% among those non-elderly living in low income households and 58% among the uninsured.

The Hill (7/19/2013 Viebeck) reports Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Retirement and Health Policy J. Mark Iwry told the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Thursday that the Treasury “has no current plans to delay additional provisions of the ACA…”

Parts of the law have been delayed but that does not mean that the law itself has been changed as far as implementation.  Penalties that might be assessed to employers for not implementing PPACA on the prior timeline have been delayed until 2015 at the request of the Obama administration.

It is now more important than ever that people take the time to make sure that they are compliant with the new law.  Compliance is not necessarily expensive not is it difficult if you take the time to plan and utilize good sources of advice.


For more information contact Bill Weaver, Focus Benefits Group, 602-381-9900!






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