Podcast Episode 137: National Debt, Debt Ceilings and the Impact on Healthcare and Group Health Plans

In this episode, Suzanne Spradley and Chase Cannon have a look at the national debt and debt ceiling and how they impact employers and their group health plans. Suzanne leads off with a discussion on the national debt and how Congress sets the debt ceiling. Suzanne and Chase go in depth on what a failure to raise the debt ceiling and/or default on debt could mean for the healthcare industry. Suzanne closes with a discussion on mandatory and discretionary spending and how the tax exclusion for employer-provided benefits could potentially be at risk.

Periodically, NFP's legal experts make the subject of compliance personal for a wide audience. By breaking down the daunting details of emerging policies and bridging the gap between legislation and what it means for the listener, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley make compliance issues relatable and relevant. Visit our Soundcloud page for the most up-to-date episode.

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