Building a Better Benefits System

Access to health care has long been an emotionally and socially charged issue. During the Progressive Era of the early 1900s, President Theodore Roosevelt believed that “no country can be strong whose people are sick and poor.” Such beliefs gave rise to much of the activism and political mayhem over health care and health insurance we see today.


One recent action that has riled public opinion on both sides of the health care debate is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), typically called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or my least favorite term, “Obamacare,” which President Obama signed into ...

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