"Let me just thank the Supreme Court for not making a ruling today and messing up my presentation," began Kay D. Mooney, as she started her talk Monday outlining various parts of the health reform law now before the nine Justices.
Mooney, a health executive with insurance firm Aetna , and a guest speaker at the Society for Human Resource Management Conference in Atlanta, Ga., stood before a packed room of business owners and HR executives and attempted to decipher the reform bill's affect on businesses.
"So it's complicated, for sure," said Mooney at the end of her speech. "But it seems that whatever the Court decides, uncertainty about healthcare is an understatement."
For business owners and HR execs, the waiting continues to be the hardest part. While the possibility of a decision loomed early Monday, it now seems that the justices won't announce a decision until Thursday. Speculation about what the Court will do abounds. Will it strike down all of the health reform law or just parts of it? How much is this all going to cost? When do certain rules go into effect?
What many analysts and experts say is that no matter what happens, some sort of closure is needed on the healthcare debate.
"We just want the issue of healthcare to be settled," says Bill Harris, CEO of Personal Capital,a personal wealth management firm based in Redwood City, Calif.