Affordable Care Act Key Provision Delayed for One Year

The treasury department announced on Tuesday that the employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), originally slated to become effective January 1, 2014 will now be delayed by a year. The employer mandate requires all employers with over 50 full-time employees to provide their employees health care coverage, or pay a fine. Mark […]

The Doctor’s Office is Closing but Medical Homes Open

The “patient-centric medical home model” has existed in concept for years without getting much attention, but it is finally becoming a reality. The model will be an integral component to improving health care by preventing many illnesses and diseases and will create a patient-centered experience for good health care. Medical homes are not physical structures. […]

BP Oil Makes it Right for Florida Business

As most of us likely remember, when the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska, environmental, economic and societal tragedy struck that pristine community.  Fast forward to April 20, 2010 and the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico which killed 11 people and released an estimated 53,000 barrels […]

The Supreme Court Has Ruled – WHAT NOW?

The Supreme Court’s June 28, 2012 ruling has “put to bed” the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare” as it has come to be known.  The nearly split 5-4 opinion of the court, authored by Chief Justice Roberts, upheld the constitutionality of the ACA’s central features, i.e. the individual […]

After the Supreme Court’s Health Care Ruling

“We do not consider whether the Act embodies sound policies. That judgment is entrusted to the Nation’s elected leaders. We ask only whether Congress has the power under the Constitution to enact the challenged provisions.” – Chief Justice John Roberts When the United States Supreme Court proceeded to uphold the constitutionality of the most significant […]