The next meeting of the Nevada Franchise Business Network will be on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. The topic is “Health Care Reform and Franchising: How to Prepare and Comply.”
Several news stories around the web today discuss the United States Supreme Court’s Ruling on the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and what it could mean for franchised businesses.
The United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of most of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The two key issues before the Court were the constitutionality of (1) the ACA’s “individual mandate,” which requires virtually everyone in the United States to buy health insurance or to pay a penalty for failing to do so, and (2) its requirement that states adopt new standards that would have significantly increased the number of Medicaid-eligible individuals (the so-called “Medicaid expansion”), or face loss of federal Medicaid funding.
In the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the International Franchise Association released a statement from its President & CEO, Steve Caldeira about the predicted impact of the Act on franchise businesses nationwide.
A new advertising campaign by the International Franchise Association highlights one of the many economic benefits of franchising: job creation. The IFA’s Public Awareness Campaign is dedicated to touting the economic impact of franchising and educate lawmakers and the general public regarding the economic outlook for franchise businesses, as opposed to non-franchised businesses.
The International Franchise Association has hailed Wednesday’s 245-189 vote by the House of Representatives to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) — the law widely known as “Obamacare.”