Obamacare

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, was signed into law on March 23, 2010, and represents one of the largest overhauls of the U.S. health-care system since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s. The law’s purpose is to increase the availability, quality and affordability of health insurance, and will use mandates, subsidies and exchanges to help reduce costs to patients and the government. 

News and Articles About Obamacare

Businesses Have Additional Year Before Facing Obamacare Penalty Fees

Businesses Have Additional Year Before Facing Obamacare Penalty Fees

The Obama Administration announces that it will delay the health-reform fines for businesses with 50 or more employees until 2015.
Healthcare Reform: Self-Funding Pros and Cons

Healthcare Reform: Self-Funding Pros and Cons

Self-insurance can help you sidestep some of Obamacare's new requirements. But is it right for your company?

Obamacare Choices: Weighing Your Healthcare Options

Under new healthcare reform, your number of employees will have a big impact on coverage costs. Here's how one entrepreneur is weighing his options and what this means for your business.
Small-Business Health-Care Exchanges May Be Delayed

Small-Business Health-Care Exchanges May Be Delayed

The health-insurance exchanges due out in October may not be ready on schedule, according to Congress's watchdog.

Health-Care Case Study: One CEO's Take on Obamacare

Rising prices, more coverage requirements and new standards based on company size are changing heath-care options for one entrepreneur. Here's how the same challenges could affect you.
Health Insurance Reform: Prep Your Staff for the Changes

Health Insurance Reform: Prep Your Staff for the Changes

Employers are required to notify workers of their insurance options under Obamacare by Oct. 1. Will you be ready?

The Unintended Consequences of Health-Care Reform (Opinion)

Policy makers and entrepreneurs have different goals in mind when it comes to the Affordable Care Act. Here are some critical loopholes small-business owners are taking to circumvent policy changes.
The Basics of Obamacare

The Basics of Obamacare

Here are the vitals you need to know about SMBs and The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Health Insurance Reform: Steps to Take Now to Prepare

Health Insurance Reform: Steps to Take Now to Prepare

Plan ahead for Obamacare to control costs and limit confusion.

Your Obamacare Confusion Is an Insurance Broker's Opportunity

Health reform's complexities have spurred some brokers to re-boot their approach to clients.
Jobs Report: More Companies Are Hiring But Small Businesses Remain Cautious

Jobs Report: More Companies Are Hiring But Small Businesses Remain Cautious

Several indicators show the overall economy is on the upswing, but small-business hiring is down slightly.
Bracing for Obamacare, Some Businesses Try PEOs

Bracing for Obamacare, Some Businesses Try PEOs

Some entrepreneurs are turning to professional employer organizations to navigate health reform's complexities.
Questions About Health Reforms? Ask the SBA

Questions About Health Reforms? Ask the SBA

The agency has trained partners and employees to guide businesses through the upcoming health care reforms.
Considering Part-Time Hires Under Obamacare?

Considering Part-Time Hires Under Obamacare?

Next year, certain companies that don't offer health benefits will pay stiff fines, but switching to part-time hires doesn't always make sense.
Health Care Is Now the Top Concern for Small Businesses

Health Care Is Now the Top Concern for Small Businesses

For the first time in two years, health care trumps the economy as the biggest issue that small-business owners are worried about, according to a new report.
Some Small Businesses See Obamacare as Welcome Relief

Some Small Businesses See Obamacare as Welcome Relief

The NFIB famously opposed the Affordable Care Act, but some groups say it could help entrepreneurs and their employees.
White House to Delay Health-Care Marketplace Options for Small Businesses

White House to Delay Health-Care Marketplace Options for Small Businesses

The Obama Administration has proposed a change in the deadline for states to have multiple health-insurance exchange options available for small-business owners.
Tax Dilemmas Add to Burden of Healthcare Reform for Entrepreneurs

Tax Dilemmas Add to Burden of Healthcare Reform for Entrepreneurs

With tax deadlines fast approaching, here's an important look forward at the tax implications of Obamacare on your business.
Small-Business Owners Still Confused About Health-Care Reform

Small-Business Owners Still Confused About Health-Care Reform

A survey released Thursday shows entrepreneurs are struggling to understand how they need to prepare for Obamacare and are afraid of what it will cost.
Health-Tech Incubators See Influx of Startups

Health-Tech Incubators See Influx of Startups

A look at how incubators are affected by the new health-care law, often referred to as Obamacare, which provides financial incentives to providers that embrace technology.
Small Businesses Continue to Air -- and Vent -- Obamacare Opinions

Small Businesses Continue to Air -- and Vent -- Obamacare Opinions

House Small Business Committee shares sometimes heated comments from entrepreneurs on the changes employers may be facing under the law.
SBA Aims to Clarify Health-Reform Law

SBA Aims to Clarify Health-Reform Law

The agency is seeking to dispel what it calls a common misconception: that all businesses will be required to provide health coverage to all employees.
Entrepreneurs Like Obama's Call for Tax Reform, Immigration Overhaul and Deficit Accord -- Minimum-Wage Hike, Not So Much

Entrepreneurs Like Obama's Call for Tax Reform, Immigration Overhaul and Deficit Accord -- Minimum-Wage Hike, Not So Much

In his first State of the Union Address of his second term, the President touched on a handful of issues that matter to the U.S. small-business community.
Need to Vent About Obamacare? Try These Portals

Need to Vent About Obamacare? Try These Portals

Entrepreneurs can sound off about the Affordable Care Act or any number on regulations at these government sites.
What Small-Business Owners Want to Hear at the State of the Union Address

What Small-Business Owners Want to Hear at the State of the Union Address

Here is a rundown of what entrepreneurs will be listening for from the President in his annual address to Congress.

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