Yesterday I gave a speech at a conference sponsored by the Minnesota Health Action Group, their 6th annual employer leadership summit. Part of the topic was the ACA. By now most companies have a pretty good idea of the impact of ACA on their health costs.
At the start of my speech, i asked for a show of hands by those employers who think ACA would decrease their company’s health costs. Not one hand went up.
When I asked how many thought ACA would drive up their costs, every had went up.
Tom Emerick is the President of Emerick Consulting, LLC, and Partner and Chief Strategy Officer with Laurus Strategies, a Chicago-based consulting firm, and cofounder of Edison Health. Prior to starting his consulting career, Tom was with Walmart Stores, where his last position was Vice President, Global Benefit Design, which involved designing and managing benefits for over 1.3 million employees in the U.S., and 300,000 plus in international. For about six years, Tom also headed up Walmart’s Six Sigma and process improvement initiatives. Prior to Walmart, Tom had positions with Burger King Corporation, British Petroleum, and American Fidelity Assurance Company. In 2009, Tom was named by Healthspottr as one of the top 100 innovators in healthcare the US for his work on medical ethics. In December 2012, Tom was listed in Forbes.com as one of 13 unsung heroes changing healthcare forever.