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

Download PDF



Legal Disclaimer:
No representation is made that the quality of services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.
send article

TESTIMONIALS

  • “We think they are really excellent. Responsiveness is extremely important to me. I’m very demanding, I have to be, and I make that crystal clear to who I work with because I’d go elsewhere otherwise. I need proper, quick response times, not just within 24 hours. Our commercial needs are very much taken into account. They are extremely aware of business practicalities as well as legal technicalities. They provide excellent value. They are flexible and we’ve been happy. We are really very pleased.”

    -Chambers 2012

  • “Probably the smartest human being to whom I can honestly refer to as a friend. His practice covers securities, banks, investment banking transactions, anything remotely financially related, personal financial investments as well. He is just smart as hell and has a mastery of a fairly wide array of disciplines which is a little unusual. He has the mental capacity to go beyond that. He is also one of the first guys I call.”

    -Chambers 2012

  • "Client's Managing Claim Executive has frequently said that if she only had an Ed Bowron in every state in which I have cases, all my problems would be solved."

    - Travelers Insurance

  • “One of the most active in town. A good guy.”

    -Chambers 2012

  • “He is very customer-focused and delivers quickly. He has a sense of urgency in that he understands the time constraints and importance of what needs to be done."

    -Chambers 2012