Presidential Thoughts

November 15th, 2010

I have been many things in my career, in fact, probably called many things, but never a ‘Blogger’. With the publishing of this, I guess I now am one! I don’t promise perfect prose, grammar, and spelling will be as good as spell-check permits. My goal will be to provide information and commentary and news and events that may prove useful, or at least of interest, to your business and/or personal situation. I invite, and even ask for feedback and dialogue, (I only ask that if it is negative, be gentle).

It is hard to get through a day without some discussion regarding Health Care reform. By Health Care reform, I am referring to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which was passed into law on March 23, 2010. It is usually referred to PPACA, I think because it is hard to call it by its real name and keep a straight face. For simplicity, and to save space, that is how we will refer to it from this point forward. Of course the law is over 2,700 pages long, and 7 days later, needed the Health Care Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 to amend it. Many have questioned my sanity since I normally read these things, but even I could not get through most of it. My concern are the thousands of pages of regulations to be written by the bureaucrats to now tell us what was really in the bill, what we actually meant by it, and how to implement it. To date there have been almost 5,000 pages of regulations written and passed.

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