By Thomas Emerick

First Posted at Cracking Health Costs on 7/3/2013

Tom Emerick, Host of Cracking Health Costs
Tom Emerick, Host of Cracking Health Costs

The Health Care Blog had a good post by ROBERT LASZEWSKI on this topic.

Why the delay?  Writes Robert, “Because many employers have been in the early stages of planning to cut back the hours of workers (etc) in order to avoid having to offer insurance….”

The Administration feared a backlash and feared ACA would be called a “job killer.”

The delay did not apply to small employers who are expecting rate hikes “averaging 15%”. But, “These small employers are suffering much the same anxiety large employers are…”.

What’s next?  Who knows?

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Tom Emerick
Thomas G. Emerick is the President of Emerick Consulting, LLC and Host of Cracking Health Costs. Tom´s years with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Burger King Corporation, British Petroleum, and American Fidelity Assurance Company have provided an excellent blend of experience and contacts. His last position with Wal-Mart was Vice President, Global Benefit Design. Tom has served on a variety of employer coalitions and associations, including being on the board of the influential National Business Group on Health, the U. S. Chamber of Commerce Benefit Committee, and many others. Frequently in demand as a speaker for benefits and health care conferences, such as the internationally known World Health Care Congress, Tom´s topics include strategic health plan design, global health care challenges, health care economics, and evidence-based medicine.


  1. Very interesting discussion on THCB, some of which seems to come right out of the Rush Limbaugh playbook, i.e., ‘the dictator’ selectively enforcing the ACA slam. Short term recall may remind the commentator of the litany of ‘signing statements’ logged during his predecessor’s term.

    Meanwhile, for a recent chat with Cracking Health Costs co-authors Tom Emerick and Al Lewis, check out:


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