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Contractors say “Phew!” as a health care amendment dies (access required)

By Caitlin Coakley Until recently, two words triggered exasperation among many local contractors: Merkley amendment. The various health care bills that floated, collided and stomped through the U.S. Congress included, at various times, that amendment, which would have allowed only a small percentage of contracting firms to escape the requirement to offer health insurance. But in the bill President Obama signed into law, the amendment was absent. “Thank heaven,” said Mark Baldwin, executive vice president of the Homebuilders Association of Charlotte. The amendment would have made a special provision – some would say “penalty” – for contractors.

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  1. We are a small company in Mecklenburg county. Our primary account is with Novant Health. We have thousands of dollars due us from Novant, and we spend 1/2 of each day making phone calls trying to get our money. They now do not return phone calls or emails.

    We did hear that Novant was stopping payments on all future work, however, they said they honored all completed work. We are going to lose our house and end up living in our truck if they don’t pay us. They owe us about four months of income that includes our daughter’s college tuition!

    Anyone else not being paid by Presbyterian or Novant?

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