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PPACA Challenges Continue in Courts Across the Country

November 2012

By: Peter E. Hansen, Esq.

Many people assumed that when the Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (PPACA) individual mandate, it ended the dispute over health care reform - however, the legal challenges facing PPACA are far from over. While the upcoming elections could pave the way towards repealing PPACA, several cases working their way through courts across the country attack issues the Supreme Court did not address, such as minimum coverage provisions (Oklahoma), the Medicaid maintenance of effort provision (Maine); and the contraception mandate (Colorado).

Cases challenging PPACA are likely to increase once the more controversial aspects of PPACA take effect in 2014, these challenges could significantly affect PPACA's implementation and the requirements placed on employers. Employers must continue to comply with the provisions of PPACA that already took effect and continue preparations for those that soon will. In the meantime, be on the lookout for future updates from Wessels Sherman.

Wessels Sherman Attorney Available for PPACA Presentations

In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the more controversial provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many employers had concerns regarding the ACA's requirements and upcoming compliance deadlines. While our friends and clients prepare to comply with the many obligations imposed by the ACA, we understand that many of you may have questions - questions with which we can help.

Wessels Sherman Attorney Peter E. Hansen has followed the ACA from its inception to the present. He has given several previous presentations regarding the ACA, including our July 10, 2012 webinar, to address a broad range of employer concerns such as summaries of benefits and coverages, medical loss ratio rebates, and play-or-pay subsidies. He is available for speaking engagements tailored to address your specific questions about the ACA regulations.

Questions? Please contact WS Attorney Peter E. Hansen at (262) 560-9696, or email [email protected] .