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SHRM Member Testifies on Capitol Hill on Challenges Employers Face in Implementing the ACA
On Tuesday, April 14, SHRM member Sally Roberts, MBA, SHRM-SCP, testified on behalf of SHRM before the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions on challenges employers and HR professionals are facing in implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Roberts is director of human resources at Morris Communications Company LLC, a private, family-owned company headquartered in Augusta, Ga., and she has been a SHRM member since 1997. Roberts currently serves as state director of the Georgia SHRM State Council and is a member of the SHRM Advocacy Team (A-Team).
At the hearing titled “Five Years of Broken Promises: How the President's Health Care Law Is Affecting America's Workplaces,” Roberts (pictured at right with Representatives Rick Allen of Georgia and Joe Wilson of South Carolina) testified from a large-employer perspective about the challenges her company and HR professionals are encountering while implementing the ACA and the strategies that have been instituted to contain increasing health care costs. Specifically, her testimony highlighted SHRM’s health care policy priorities on the following issues:
For additional information regarding the hearing and to access a link to Ms. Roberts' full testimony, please visit the subcommittee’s website HERE. To learn more about SHRM’s public-policy priorities for 2015, visit HERE.
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