The Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of 200 leading U.S. companies, is weighing formally opposing Obamacare, which it had previously supported.
The association cited recent lawsuits by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against company health policies as the reason for the shift.
"The fact that the EEOC sued is shocking to our members," said Maria Ghazal, the group's vice president, told Reuters on Saturday. "They don't understand why a plan in compliance with the ACA is the target of a lawsuit. This is a major issue to our members."
Roundtable members are scheduled to meet in private with President Obama on Tuesday to discuss their objections.
The association has objected to EEOC lawsuits directed at company "wellness programs" — policies that are aimed at reducing employer-sponsored medical insurance costs by promoting healthier lifestyles, such as avoiding smoking or exercising regularly. Obamacare allows companies to reward employees who participate and penalize those who don't.
And who's still stuck with the bill and worse coverage?
Oh a double header with two home runs! And the crowd went wild!!!!!!
I don't trust any of those SOBs.
Those CEOs originally supported Obamacare? How stupid are they?
I don't like the idea of fining someone because they don't want to take a test. Holding out a carrot is ok with me, (something like a reduction in premium cost if you don't smoke) but to fine someone for not doing something, that is wrong. Socialist.
Ow! Ow! Ow! betrayal. Get over it fools, Obama lied to everyone...Semper Fi Nam 66-67
Dictator Obama Care has nothing to do with health care.