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Operators look at next steps on health reform

Operators are struggling to determine whether it makes more sense to provide health coverage or pay the penalties tied to PPACA noncompliance. This article ran in the Dec. 17, 2012, issue of NRN. Subscribe today. 

With President Barack Obama’s re-election removing any doubts that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will take effect in 2014, operators are hurriedly hammering out strategies to manage the anticipated cost increases tied to providing employee health care coverage.

Even as employers await regulatory details for several critical aspects of the law, they are grappling with such fundamental questions as what their workforce looks like and whether they are bet

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