The term "Individual Mandate" typically refers to a requirement under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 that all United States residents must obtain "minimum essential... more +
The term "Individual Mandate" typically refers to a requirement under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 that all United States residents must obtain "minimum essential healthcare coverage" unless they qualify for one of eight exemptions under the Act. The Act defines "minimum essential coverage" and levies penalties against individuals who fail to comply with the mandate.
Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?
As the Legislature decides whether Florida will implement certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), businesses of all sizes are grappling with the impact of the law and the choices they must make. Employers in...more
In This Issue:
- Minimum Essential Coverage
..HHS Proposed Rule
- Shared Responsibility Payments and Exemptions
..HHS Proposed Rule
..IRS Proposed Rule
..IRS Final Rule
- Essential Health Benefits
CMS and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued two proposed rules on January 30, 2013 setting forth the exemptions an individual may satisfy to avoid financial penalties associated with the Patient Protection and...more
In This Issue:
- Top News
..CMS, IRS Issue Proposed Rules on Health Insurance Mandate, Minimum
- Essential Coverage
..Insurers Weigh Options for Exchange Participation
..Quality Improvements in Care...more
After months of anticipation and seemingly endless public debate, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision upholding the key individual mandate provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). While...more
In this video, attorney Eric Athey, Co-Chair of the McNees Labor and Employment group, discusses the possibility of a repeal of PPACA. Mitt Romney has pledged that, if elected, he will work to repeal the Act. However, given...more
In March 2010 the hotly contested Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) (ACA or the Act) was signed into law by President Obama. Since its enactment, some health care providers have struggled to meet the Act’s current...more
In This Issue:
- SUPREME COURT TO HEAR FTC CHALLENGE TO GEORGIA HOSPITAL MERGER By: James M. Burns -
On June 25, the United States Supreme Court granted a request by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for...more
Even with the lingering uncertainty over Medicaid program expansion, the High Court's decision brings some certainty and the need to focus on ramifications of ACA implementation.
On June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court held...more
On June 28, 2012, the Supreme court ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”) is constitutional. What does the decision mean for employers?
The Supreme Court’s decision rests on some...more
On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care reform legislation. The decision resulted in numerous questions due to the complexity of the...more
On June 28th, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the new healthcare reform law in part by ruling that the individual mandate is a tax and Congress has authority to impose the individual mandate under Congress’s taxing power. As a...more
On June 28, 2012, in the most highly anticipated ruling of this Term, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion regarding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the ACA) in National...more
The Supreme Court’s decision in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sibelius upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) leaves in place the market reforms and tax provisions that have become...more
The long-awaited Supreme Court decision brings clarity to the future of health care reform and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The following represents Manatt’s first take on the ruling and its...more
The Roberts Court brought the curtain down on a fractious Term in a stranger-than-fiction kinda way. Roberts' opinion in the health reform case has been declared by many to be a high-minded approach to doing the right thing...more
In a long-awaited decision, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The debate centered on the constitutionality of two provisions of the ACA: the highly-publicized individual mandate, and...more
Yesterday, June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with the exception that the Federal government's power to terminate Medicaid funding is to be narrowly read. The main...more
Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). In what is easily the most significant decision this term, and arguably one of the most important rulings...more
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-148 or ACA) is constitutional with modifications to the Medicaid expansion provisions. In a 5-4 opinion, the Court...more
In a landmark ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the “individual mandate” and the entire Affordable Care Act as a proper exercise of the Constitution’s power to tax. Chief Justice Roberts wrote the decision, joined by...more
By taking a number of interim steps, employer group health plans can position themselves to respond quickly and appropriately — whether healthcare reform is upheld, partially upheld, or struck down.
Next Stop, SCOTUS? Conflict on PPACA’s Individual Mandate Arises Among Federal Appeals Courts...more
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