Industry Launches Coalition to Seek Responsible Health Care Reform

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Washington, D.C. / PRWeb / September 30, 2013 – Businesses United for Healthy Reform (BUHR) is hosting a free webinar to announce its national launch on October 3, 2013, 2-3 p.m. ET. This session will feature representatives from Epstein Becker Green (EBG), a health care and labor focused law firm and counsel to the coalition, who will discuss the purpose of BUHR, its mission and objectives as relates to health care reform in America.

Click here to register for the webinar.

“The historical passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has imposed a myriad of challenges and uncertainty on the entire business community,” says Kara Maciel, Member of the Firm, Labor and Employment practice, in EBG’s Washington, D.C., office. “The good news is the federal government continues to seek input from employer groups on how the regulatory changes affect their businesses and employees, so now is the ideal time to start a coalition such as BUHR.”

In addition to the national launch of BUHR, webinar speakers will provide updates on:

  • Wellness programs
  • Employer mandate reporting requirements
  • Labor union perspectives on PPACA
  • DOMA and ERISA whistleblowing claims

Webinar participants also will have an opportunity to weigh-in on such topics as ERISA Section 510, the Tax Subsidy Waiver for Labor Unions, and other PPACA-related issues.

Webinar presenters include:

  • Jeffrey A. Lieberman, Member of the Firm, Employee Benefits practice, Epstein Becker Green, New York
  • Kara M. Maciel, Member of the Firm, Labor and Employment practice, Epstein Becker Green, Washington, D.C.
  • Adam C. Solander, Associate, Health Care and Life Sciences practice, Epstein Becker Green, Washington, D.C.

“I believe BUHR’s advocacy will give employers a defense against threats to their profitability, while at the same time foster healthier, productive employees,” says Chet Rhoads, executive vice president of The HDH Group, an insurance brokerage and risk management firm and a founding member of BUHR.

“We encourage all companies and industry trade associations interested in stimulating meaningful and responsible changes to health care reform to join us for the webinar, and join our mission,” Maciel says.

Businesses United for Healthy Reform is managed by Schooner Healthcare Services, a national consulting firm that specializes in business development, marketing, branding and nonprofit organization management.

For more information regarding BUHR, please email Eric Auslander at eauslander@schoonerhealth.com.

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About Businesses United for Healthy Reform

Businesses United for Healthy Reform (BUHR) seeks to present a united voice before key government entities to share new and different perspectives and industry-focused concerns regarding the administrative and cost burdens placed on companies resulting from passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its many provisions. Working together, BUHR members pool resources and collaborate to provide evidence-based knowledge to key lawmakers and government agencies with the common goal to support such change.