Supreme Court Rules on Constitutionality of Affordable Care Act
In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (Act), with the exception of part of the Medicaid expansion. Now that the Court has upheld the law, employers should work on the implementation of the provisions of health care reform that are effective beginning in 2012 and 2013.
Some of the provisions that employers must focus on for 2012 and 2013:
Effective in 2012:
Effective in 2013:
While more challenges to the Act may be coming, employers should proceed with implementing the various provisions of health care reform under the assumption that the provisions will remain valid.
If you have any questions regarding the Affordable Care Act, please contact your Nyhart consultant.
This article was last updated on July 11, 2012