Business leaders frustrated by Obamacare confusion

  • Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 3:51 p.m.

SALISBURY — Businesses peppered a Blue Cross Blue Shield executive with questions today at an Obamacare meeting, expressing frustration over lack of information about the health care law.

Dozens of human resources directors and other business leaders turned out for a seminar at the Gateway Building. Many said they were confused about requirements, deadlines, subsidies and other aspects of the Affordable Care Act.


The Obamacare health exchanges open on Tuesday, marking the beginning of a six-month enrollment period for mandatory insurance under the law.

Walker Wilson, director of Blue Cross’ health policy office, empathized with her struggling audience. She fielded questions for more than hour.

There is no central source of information on Obamacare in North Carolina, where state officials decided not to cooperate with the Affordable Care Act or extend Medicaid coverage to about a half-million residents.

“It’s really hard in North Carolina because no one’s out there talking about this in a comprehensive way,” Wilson said.

North Carolina turned down millions of dollars in federal assistance for promotional activities. Wilson provided a number of websites that can help decipher the law.

Read more in Thursday’s Post.

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