Big business group considers formally opposing Obamacare

The Business Roundtable is upset at being sued for "wellness programs" they crafted with the Obama administration. (iStock Photo)

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.

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And who's still stuck with the bill and worse coverage?

@ Frankmusic,

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.




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SICK: Leprosy On The Rise In Los Angeles 

Ahh, the joys of open borders and Democrat leadership.

California is not just a public toilet but now there is evidence that leprosy is on the rise in Los Angeles County.

Barack Obama changed US law in 2016 and allowed immigrants with blistering STDs and leprosy to migrate to the US.

Medscape reported:

Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is rarely seen in the United States, but cases continue to emerge in Los Angeles County, a new report says.

“Hansen’s disease still exists, and we need to educate medical students and physicians,” coauthor Dr. Maria Teresa Ochoa from Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, told Reuters Health by email.

Dr. Ochoa and colleagues identified 187 patients with the disease in a review of medical records from their leprosy clinic spanning 1973 to 2018. Most patients were Latino, originating from Mexico, and they experienced a median delay in diagnosis of more than three years, the team reports JAMA Dermatology, online August 7.

Multibacillary leprosy (MB) cases outnumbered paucibacillary leprosy (PB) cases by nearly eight to one (88.6% vs. 11.4%, respectively), and Latino patients were more likely than non-Latino patients to have MB, as were patients from Central or South America (versus other regions).

Most patients (80.7%) received multidrug therapy, and most (92.6%) received antibiotics for more than two years, especially if they had MB.

Only about half of patients (56.7%) had World Health Organization (WHO) grade 0 disability (no signs or symptoms suggestive of leprosy or disability) at the one-year follow-up, whereas 16.0% had grade 1 disability (loss of protective sensation) and 26.2% had grade 2 disability (visible deformity) at the last follow-up.

Among the patients who lost protective sensation, 87.7% (50/57) did not regain it following therapy.

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