Six years after the Democrat-supported Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law, Republicans submitted their recommendations for changing the law.
Democrats wrote the law, commonly known as Obamacare, to expand health insurance and benefits to individuals and reduce health care costs. The law mandated that all Americans have health insurance and that large employers provide coverage. It imposed regulations on insurance companies, expanded Medicaid and opened Marketplaces where individuals could buy coverage, often at a subsidized cost.
Since its implementation, more Americans reportedly have health insurance, but critics say that health insurance costs rose, coverage choices are fewer, and employers and healthcare providers have more rules and regulations to follow.
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives formed the House Republican Task Force on Health Care Reform. Their 37-page proposal, which they released in June, is not a law, but a template for a future law. Continue reading “Republicans’ Alternative to Obamacare”
The following suggestions can help you avoid costly auto accidents among your employees who drive for work.
Driving—something that most adults do every day—is one of the most dangerous tasks you can assign a worker. Continue reading “Driver Safety for Employees”
When researching the effects of alcohol on workplace injuries, you’ll likely stumble across a statistic attributing 38 to 50 percent of all workplace injuries to alcohol or drug abuse. If that sounds shockingly high to you, you’re probably right. Continue reading “The Truth about Alcohol Abuse and Workplace Injuries”
Fire claims top the list of the most expensive type of claim under homeowners insurance policies. Home fires are preventable! The following simple steps can prevent a tragedy. Continue reading “Fire Prevention”
If you use a kerosene heater in your home or place of business, you should take precautions against a number of serious hazards.
These dangers include:
Fire or Explosion. Fire could be caused by operating the heater too close to furniture, draperies or other combustibles, Continue reading “Kerosene Heater Safety”