Thursday, January 16, 2014

Testing the Waters

Is it possible to talk about Obamacare without bringing one’s personal politics into the discussion? Judging by the conversations around my dinner table, I’d say probably not, but I’d like to try. In past issues of Glass Magazine, we addressed how the new healthcare policies under the Affordable Care Act would affect business owners and their employees. Now that many of these policies are finally being put into place, it’s time to ask: what changes have they brought to your company so far?
Personally, I know of several people who have benefited directly from Obamacare. That said, I also know of a business owner who closed his doors due to the additional costs the new healthcare system presented his company.
I admit that I don’t know all the ins and outs of the Affordable Care Act, but I’d venture a guess that my exposure to both the positives and the negatives is indicative of Obamacare overall: it has its upsides and its downsides.
It’s an issue that evokes strong emotions in all of us. My question is: politics aside, what has your experience yielded so far?
Chase is editorial director of Glass Magazine,, e-glass weekly and e-glass products. Write her at