29.10.2019 07.55 CST

Employers need to develop strategies for dealing with state/federal tug-of-war over regulatory authority.

The (Individual) States of America vs The United States of America

The (Individual) States of America vs The United States of America

The states and the federal government are engaged in a tug-of-war over the ability to issue rules affecting key HR and benefits matters. This is a game with no winners.

There is an ongoing conflict between the federal government and individual states over benefits and HR policies--with states seeking to fill gaps left by the federal government and the federal government claiming that the state initiatives are preempted.

23.02.2017 04.10 CST

The largest increases in Health Care Insurance changes involve the role/autonomy that will go to individual states and insurance companies.

After Obamacare—What’s Next for the States?

After Obamacare—What’s Next for the States?

What’s Next for the States? It's foggy out here.

In my previous post I discussed how the federal role in U.S. healthcare markets is likely to shrink in a post-ACA environment. So, who picks up the slack? It is likely that the largest increases in role/autonomy will go to individual states and insurance companies. This blog post focuses on a potential increase in states’ roles; my next post discusses increased control that may flow to insurance companies. Here’s how this may play out: