Last week I reported on a late night meeting in the Senate that supposedly breathed life into the Health Care Replacement Bill known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) and now we know this morning that the meeting did in fact produce some results. This afternoon, the Senate is expected to vote on the ability for the Bill to move forward for debate and an open amendment process. If the Bill were to move forward into the open amendment process, then I think it become
One of the famous Yogi-isms holds true today. We are quickly learning about a late night meeting in the Senate last night which breathed a small amount of life into the Health Care Replacement Bill. While we cannot predict what will happen and whether or not this meeting and some of the renewed optimism will be able to produce a productive outcome, what we do know is of concern for businesses across the country. The current version of the Senate’s bill has changed from its i
Recently, I had the fortune (or as some might say, the misfortune, as you will understand in a moment) of visiting the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis. While the experience was entertaining and visually appealing, a couple of thoughts danced across my mind that day as I tip-toed through the tulips. I am deathly allergic to bees!!!! – Why in the world would my wife of almost 19 years bring me here!!! Not only were the bees pollinating the flowers – but they have actu
The Preliminary Report to President Trump’s Executive Order 13789 is IN!!! That order required the Treasury to review all regulations issued on or after January 1st, 2016 and identify those that imposed a financial burden or added complexity or exceeded their statutory authority. The Treasury has reported that there were 105 Proposed and Final Regulations issued from January 1st, 2016, thru April 17th, 2017!!!! They further reported that 53 of those were minor or technical.