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"If you're not informed, it's your own fault."

ANLA and SAF have done a yeoman’s job of keeping green industry firms informed of what is happening in Washington in terms of the effects of mid-term elections and the critical regulatory and legislative issues facing nursery/floral businesses today. Be sure to check out the Washington Impact section (click here) of the ANLA Knowledge Center and the latest SAF analysis of the effects of mid-term elections on your business (click here). As the saying goes, what you don’t know, can hurt you.

Effects of health care reform

Much attenti0n has been placed on the recent health care reform legislation. Here is a short compilation of resources that will help in determining business-level impacts: How the Health Care Law Affects Your Business (NY Times) Health Care Refrom and You (SAF) Summary of Coverage Provisions (Kaiser) Health Care Bill Passed (Urbanomics) Health Care Reform Offers Benefits and Drawbacks (Garden Center)

ANLA Legislative Update

The recent signing of health care reform legislation has brought a renewed national focus on events here in Washington, DC. With a shift in Congress’ attention, ANLA’s government relations team looks to several key issues, and threats, for our industry. Click here to view video updates on immigration reform, health care reform legislation, the Biomass Crop Assistance Program and the National Tree Planting Program.

Back-of-knapkin health care

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The cost of "reform"

The latest CBO report was released yesterday (click here) analyzing the specifications related to health insurance coverage that are reflected in the America’s Affordable Health Choices Act, which was released by the House Committee on Ways and Means on July 14. Here are the highlights (emphasis mine): Looking ahead to the decade beyond 2019, CBO tries to evaluate the rate at which the budgetary impact of each of those broad categories would be likely to change over time. The net cost of the coverage provisions would be growing… Read More →


Michael Ramirez (HT: Tom Sullivan)

Proposal on table to tax wealthy to pay for health care

The House Ways and Means Committee might propose a tax on high-income Americans to help fund an overhaul of the health care system. The surtax probably would be levied on earners who make more than $250,000 per year. Another proposal favored by Republicans would tax employer-provided health benefits. See full story here. Curious how this reminds me of the story of an economics professor at Texas Tech that said he had never failed a single student before, but had once failed an entire class. That class had insisted… Read More →