U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Healthcare Reform Case

November 14th, 2011 by JBWK

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will hear several related issues regarding the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or PPACA).

The major issue is the constitutionality of the law’s requirement that every American must purchase health insurance. In addition to addressing that specific question, it will also hear some related arguments on whether the challenges to the law are barred by the Anti-Injunction Act (relating to taxes) and whether the entire law must be struck (as opposed to striking only the provision requiring the purchase of insurance).

The results of this case will have significant implications for employers–especially if the Supreme Court throws out the entire PPACA, some of the provisions of which are already in effect. Stay tuned…

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