Health Care Reform Upheld by Supreme Court

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June 28, 2012

The United States Supreme Court this morning issued its long awaited opinion on the Health Care Reform laws enacted back in 2010. In a very complicated decision, the Court upheld the constitutionality of Health Care Reform, including the “individual mandate” which required that by 2014 most individuals must purchase health coverage or face a penalty. While the Court cautioned that certain changes to Medicaid might not survive constitutional scrutiny in practice, the result of this historical decision is that employers, individuals, and health care providers are still subject to all of the Health Care Reform requirements, both those currently in effect and those which will become effective in the future.
Ruder Ware’s Employment, Benefits, and Labor Relations practice group, and Health Care Focus Team, are reviewing the decision and will be providing further analysis to our clients and friends in the very near future.
If you have questions regarding the above, please contact Mary Ellen Schill, the author of this article, or any of the attorneys in the Employment, Benefits & Labor Relations Practice Group of Ruder Ware.

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