Healthcare Reform

  • A Businessman's Take on the Repeal of the ACA

  • MAY 09, 2017 | COUNTY GOV'T, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, HEALTHCARE REFORM, NYS GOV'T, US GOV'T | 0 COMMENTS

  • Mooney Sees Blow to the Economy if the ACA Is Gutted

    William M. Mooney, Jr., President and CEO of the Westchester County Association, submitted the following op-ed to the Journal News. It was published on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Mooney is a former banker.

    THE ACA REPEAL NEEDS A DOCTOR
    Most people are surprised when we say “Be careful what you wish for” as it relates to the repeal of the ACA, also known as Obamacare. I would say Congress should not repeal it. Coming from a businessman, that may seem surprising. So why am I being so cautious? I’m thinking of Westchester.

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  • ACA Expert to Westchester County Employers: Plan Now to Avoid ‘Cadillac Tax’ in 2018

  • APR 04, 2014 | BIZ TIPS, HEALTHCARE REFORM, US GOV'T | 0 COMMENTS

  • WCA Business Intel Breakfast Delivers Essential Tips on Reining in Costs, Ensuring Compliance

    Many Westchester businesses are focused on the upcoming healthcare employer mandate—that is, beginning next year, large employers must offer affordable health insurance to full-time employees and their dependents or be subject to penalties. (This applies to employers with 50 or more full-time employees and will be phased in over two years, depending on employer size). What employers also need to focus on—though it won’t take effect until 2018—is the excise tax, also known as the “Cadillac Tax.” The tax applies to what the government considers “high-cost” employer health-benefit plans — for most workers, more than $10,200 annually for individuals and $27,500 for families. Employers will have to pay 40 cents of tax for every dollar of health-care costs that exceed those amounts.

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