Health Care Reform: Action Items For Employers This Year

Law360, New York (January 9, 2013, 3:35 PM EST) -- In June of last year, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The court issued two key rulings: First, it upheld the individual mandate to purchase health insurance coverage as a legitimate exercise of the taxing power. Second, it circumscribed the expansion of Medicaid by holding that  provision in ACA, which threatens the states with loss of existing Medicaid funding if they decline to comply with the expansion, is unconstitutional.

For employers, however, the impact of the...
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