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Michelle Bretscher, APR
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June 29, 2012
Health Care Reform: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds the ACA
From a Wells Fargo Legislative Alert:
On June 28, 2012, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark decision that substantially upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). In a 5-4 decision, delivered by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Court ruled that the individual mandate provision in the ACA was constitutional on the grounds that it was within Congress’s power under the Taxing Clause of the U.S. Constitution. However, the Court did rule that the expansion of Medicaid included in the ACA was constitutional only to the extent that states would not lose their existing federal Medicaid funding, if they did not agree to expand their state Medicaid programs.
Read the full legislative alert for implications and next steps for business owners.