Obamacare Increasing Health Insurance Costs For Mayo Clinic Employees


New Obamacare health insurance mandates are increasing costs for Mayo Clinic employees, KTTC-MN reports.  The Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit medical practice based in Rochester, Minnesota.

This is the first time in 10 years the Mayo Clinic has changed healthcare options for its employees.

The average cost for a middle tier "select plan" will increase by $180 a year for a single employee and by $576 for a family.

Employees are "upset, confused, and frustrated" by management's decision to alter health insurance options. Many of the changes were required by the Affordable Care Act. CEO Dr. John Noseworthy said the changes were necessary to ensure Mayo Clinic's "long term success."