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Items Tagged with 'Affordable Care Act'
As we get closer to the start of 2014, the emphasis on educating people about decisions and responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act seems to be cranking up. Read More
LANSING — When new provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act take effect next year, a number of things could change, but don’t expect a clear answer as to what those changes will be. Read More
The first and most important determination small businesses must make before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act takes effect Jan. 1 sounds easy — but it isn’t. Do you have 50 or more full-time employees or full-time employee equivalents? Read More
The Small Business Association of Michigan launched an online tool Monday that it says will help small businesses unravel the complexities of Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act. Read More
Up until now, elected officials have strongly resisted federal health care initiative.
For the most part, state officials have done everything possible to avoid taking part in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which goes into effect in earnest in 2014. Read More
As the presidential election and the dominant candidate coverage draws to a conclusion this week, the Business Journal offers congratulations to business owners and CEOs across America for the fortitude and American ingenuity that transcends all the bitterness and divisiveness politicians heap upon one another. Read More
West Michigan is a prime area for mergers/acquisitions as health care faces reform.
Metro Health is seeking a partner. Trinity Health, which owns major hospitals in West Michigan including Saint Mary’s, announces a huge multi-state merger with another large Catholic hospital system. McLaren Health Care, one of the fastest growing systems in eastern Michigan, is interested in West Michigan. Spectrum Health System keeps expanding, both in services and territory. Read More
A deal with McLaren Health Care is among the possibilities.
Metro Health, the third largest acute care hospital in the Grand Rapids area, is beginning an “active search” for a “strategic partner” that would allow it to continue to accelerate its growth in view of rapidly changing conditions in the health care industry, due particularly to the Affordable Care Act. Read More