For those of you keeping score, legal challenges to health care reform are now 3-2 in FAVOR of reform. A third judge this week tossed out a lawsuit challenging reform on constitutional grounds. Two judges previously ruled against it.
Despite what some on the radical right would have you believe, rejection of the health care reform law is not a given.
Here are a couple of reports on the recent ruling. One from the left and one from the right.
New York Times: A Third Judge Validates Health Care Overhaul Law
Fox News: Judge Tosses Out Lawsuit Against Obama Health Care Law
It never ceases to amaze me when a politician takes a reasonable stand on a controversial issue. Consider former Tennessee Sen. Bill Frist’s most recent comments on healthcare reform.
Earlier this week,e th surgeon and former Senate Majority Leader, chastized his fellow Republicans for demonizing the healthcare reform act that was passed last year.
The bill is imperfect, Frist said. It is not the bill he would have drafted, but “it is the law of the land and it is the platform, the fundamental platform, upon which all future efforts to make that system better, for that patient, for that family, will be based.”
Businesses and consumers looking for a clear explanation of what healthcare reform means to them should check out Consumer Reports’ November issue or its website.
Among other things,the magazine explains what the new rules mean if you currently buy private insurance or are covered by an emloyer’s plan or are uninsured.
Small business owners will find helpful information about tax credits.
Health care reform headlines from around the Web
BusinessWeek: Gross Says Health Care Reform to Raise Liabilities
RedEye, a Chicago Tribune publication: When celebrities Twitter: Thoughts on health care reform, plus some numbers you should know
CNNMoney: What your boss thinks of health care reform
RedOrbit: Health Care Reform To Impact Restaurants
FoxNews.com: Republicans Look to Voters for ‘Final Say’ on Health Care Reform
WashingtonPost.com: Poll: Health-care reform more popular after passage than before
Everybody has an opinion on healthcare reform. Here are some links to different takes on what reform means to business.
CNNmoney.com: What health care reform means for your small business
Inc. magazine Web site: What Health Care Reform Means for Your Business
National Federation of Independent Business: Healthcare
BusinessWeek: Experts Talk Health-Care Reform Bill Impact
If you have information on healthcare reform and its impact on business that you would like to share, please post a comment.