Honeywell International Inc., and two smaller firms, are being sued for taking advantage of a specific provision in the ACA that allows them to lower their out-of-pocket medical expenses. Deroy Murdock at the National Review explains:
These firms are complying with Obamacare, which lets them offer wellness programs to their employees. These activities help workers lose weight, quit smoking, receive regular checkups, and otherwise become healthier. As an incentive, Obamacare offers participating employees as much as a 50 percent reduction in out-of-pocket medical expenses… The comically titled “Affordable Care Act” requires that employees in these programs undergo medical tests to qualify for lower premiums. Unfortunately, such exams violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
So, let’s make sure we understand this: Employers can offer their workers “wellness programs”; but following the regulations for such programs result in a violations of the ADA. Well, Nancy Pelosi, I’m certainly glad we’re finally figuring out what’s in this thing; because Obama’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission would be three case-loads lighter if we hadn’t passed this reform.