For Immediate Release
What’s happening at the Columbus Chamber and with our members? In this section you will find a complete catalog of our recent and archived press releases.
To arrange an interview with a member of the Columbus Chamber team, contact:
Michelle Bretscher, APR
Director, Marketing and Communication
June 28, 2012
Columbus Chamber Statement Regarding the Affordable Care Act
Statement from Michael Dalby, President & CEO, Columbus Chamber:
Today the Supreme Court of the United States announced its decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. The financial requirements instituted by this act will create a tremendous financial impact on businesses as they attempt to plan for future growth and expansion.
Healthcare consistently ranks as one of the top concerns for our businesses, both in terms of cost and complexity. Choosing healthcare plans for employees and dealing with cost increases has vexed business owners and managers for years and seriously impacts entrepreneurship. For our economy to thrive, we need to find solutions that stop the meteoric rise in premiums, make purchasing and using health benefits less complicated and provide some long-term consistency in approach. Our workforce is our most important asset, and we need healthcare solutions that encourage and reward wellness, take care of the most vulnerable and spread costs so that affordable care is truly available to all.
Moving forward, the Columbus Chamber will work with its partners to help communicate the effects of the ACA to our region’s businesses and inform them of the next steps.
This Friday, June 29 at 1 p.m., Chamber partner Wells Fargo will present a webinar that will discuss the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision concerning the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Learn how employers and employees will be affected. The webinar will be recorded for future playback, but to listen to the live webinar register now.