Is health care reform working for you?

Jeff Jones
Engagement Editor
Public Insight Network

Like much of the rest of the country, we at the Public Insight Network are waiting for the Supreme Court to decide the constitutionality of the health care reform law.

We know that the decision could throw a lot of people’s health care into limbo. Could that happen to you?

If you’re a rural health care provider, the parent of a child with a pre-existing condition, a user of Medicare Part D, a small business owner or just under the age of 26, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) may already be touching your life. Here’s how it’s affecting Jeremy, a small business owner in Littleton, Colo.:

“The employer mandates in this bill are devastating to my business.

“If the Supreme Court does not strike down enough of the law to remove the employer mandates, I’ll have to terminate all of my full-time employees in 2014 and replace them with part-time employees. I do not want to do this because I really like these employees, but I can’t afford the $100,000 a year in health insurance premiums that it would cost to keep them.

“I’m a registered Democrat, but I find myself likely to vote Republican if the Supreme Court doesn’t eliminate enough of this new law.”

How about you? Click the Insight button below to tell us how the law has affected you or your workplace. We may contact you after the court’s ruling to learn more.

Jeff Jones Engagement Editor
Public Insight Network

Jeff Jones is the Engagement Editor for the Public Insight Network. He’s worked for Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media since 2003, including producing and directing MPR’s “All Things Considered” with host Tom Crann from 2006 to 2010. He has edited hundreds of broadcast interviews, but the most memorable ones feature “regular folks” with surprising stories to tell.

Jeff strongly believes that places have stories, too. So he created MPR Sound Point, a mobile phone-based audio tour of interesting places in Minneapolis and Duluth that gives listeners a chance to “talk back” via the PIN.