Understanding Important Facts Around the ACA and Potential Replacement or Revisions

February 28, 2017

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly shortened to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and nicknamed Obamacare, is a United States federal statute enacted by the 111th United States Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Why Did We Need the ACA (Obamacare)? In 1980, 25 million Americans were uninsured, and by 2009, it increased to 51 million (Bodenheimer/Grumbach, 2012). While many…


Managing People Near and Far

September 28, 2016

I frequently hear people desiring a job as a manager or supervisor, while simultaneously hearing other people complain about their managers. Managerial positions are attractive for both the respect they often command as well as the higher salaries that are typically associated with them. Some organizations have policies and procedures for selection of managers, while others simply interview what they believe to be “good candidates.” ¬†What makes a “good candidate”…