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October 16, 2012

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Thrilla in Danville
Money, Money, Money, Money
Resource on Employer Responsibility Requirements
This Week in Washington
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Thrilla in Danville

Vice President Biden and Congressman Ryan met last week at Centre College in Danville Kentucky for their only Vice Presidential debate with Martha Raddatz from ABC’s World News and Nightline moderating. Both Biden and Ryan came out swinging in what was a much more contentious encounter than the initial Presidential debate. Most pundits and initial polling of the debate called the encounter between Biden and Ryan a wash. Analysts seemed to agree that the clear winner was Martha Raddatz who was able to effectively moderate the debate and highlight the key contrasts between the two candidates, and provided a strong contrast to Jim Leher who struggled to keep pace during last week’s debate... Read More

Money, Money, Money, Money

Every wonder just how much implementation of PPACA will cost? The Congressional Budget Office is full of predictions about how much the law will cost the federal government, but their analyses do not examine the cost-impact on state budgets or on private companies. However, the American Action Forum, a think tank run by former CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin has released a new study that looks at the budgetary impact the new law will have on states and private entities...  Read More

Resource on Employer Responsibility Requirements
The employer responsibility provisions in the health care reform law are daunting! It’s not just the mandate to provide coverage or pay a penalty, but the counting of employees, the reporting requirements, the notice requirements and other provisions that impact all employers of varying sizes. To help understand what employers need to do and how and when they have to do it... Read More
This Week in Washington

It’s Presidential debate night again! All of Washington and hopefully most of America will tune in tonight at 9:00pm for a town hall debate moderated by CNN’s Candy Crowley. There is no topical theme to this debate, so questions on issues both foreign and domestic are fair game. We’re hoping for even more healthcare questions this go around and have our debate bingo cards all ready! Feel free to play along with your loved ones at home...  Read More

What We’re Reading

Funny tweets, debate previews and a scientific reason to eat more chocolate are our gifts to you this week... Read More

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