Update on The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act of 2011

July 30, 2012

The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act of 2010, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (collectively referred to as “PPACA”) was recently reviewed by the United States Supreme Court and, for the most part, upheld by a vote of 5-4. In its opinion, the Supreme Court found that PPACA’s individual mandate was a legal tax within Congress’ constitutional taxing authority, but that the penalty associated with the mandatory expansion of Medicaid was unconstitutional. With the recent ruling, focus is now shifting to how PPACA will be implemented and carried out over the years to come, as the provisions of PPACA are to be gradually phased in until 2019. Below please find a brief summary of the Supreme Court’s recent decision, as well as what we believe to be the most important provisions of PPACA with the greatest impact to our clients, including employers, group health plans, providers, insurers, and taxpayers.

To read the full summary, please see attachment below

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