Excerpt: Many economically significant Clean Air Act regulations issued by EPA in recent years affect far more than just the directly regulated industry sectors. The regulations’ compliance costs include price effects and other costs that ripple through the U.S. economy. Yet EPA does not typically report these costs to the wider economy in its public Regulatory Impact Analyses (RIAs).
Excerpt: Both the HHS final rule and the Treasury announcement raise troubling questions about the status of the administration’s efforts to implement the PPACA and to what extent the exchanges will be operational by the time enrollment begins on October 1, 2013.
Excerpt: PPACA places an enormous new burden on employers that clearly contributes to the economy and job growth remaining relatively stagnant.
Excerpt: This decision was made after "[the administration] heard concerns about the complexity of the requirements and the need for more time to implement them effectively." In the three years since the passage of the PPACA, we have heard similar complaints not only from business owners, but from state leaders, government watchdogs, and individual citizens as well.
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Excerpt: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires that insurers offering plans on the Health Insurance Marketplaces, or exchanges, include a “sufficient number and geographic distribution” of providers that serve predominantly “low-income, medically underserved individuals.” These providers are referred to as Essential Community Providers.