Maine Employers Still Unsure if They’re Supposed to Offer Major Medical to Everyone, or Can They Stuff the Slow, Weak Ones in a Burlap Sack and Drown Them

Affordable Care Act questions

Affordable Care Act questionsRICHMOND — With President Obama re-elected, the Democratic Party retaining control of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the law’s constitutionality, it’s safe to say the Affordable Care Act is here to stay. With that in mind, and the implementation dates of various facets of the federal health reform law approaching, business owners in Maine are beginning to take a closer look at the impact the law will have on their businesses. Business owner Doug Newman, who employs between 40 and 60 people depending on the time of year at his concrete company in Richmond, is most concerned about the employer mandate aspect of the law. The employer mandate requires businesses that have more than 50 full-time-equivalent employees in the preceding year to offer a certain level of health insurance coverage or face a penalty. (read more at the Lewiston Sun Journal)