Health Care Reform Dashboard

Health Care Reform Dashboard

Charting developments on the
Affordable Care Act

Litigation

Subscribe to Litigation RSS Feed
06/28/2012

U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Affordable Care Act Is Constitutional

In its highly anticipated decision in National Federation of Independent Business et al. v. Sebelius, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning that the “individual mandate” set forth in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional. As a result, almost every individual in the United States must either obtain health coverage—through an employer, … Continue Reading »
01/19/2012

Health and Welfare Benefits in 2012

Although the pace of new legislation affecting health and other welfare benefits has slowed after the first two years of the Obama Administration, plan sponsors will find no shortage of developments to monitor and implement in 2012. This alert provides a very brief review of recent developments and matters to watch in the new calendar … Continue Reading »
02/02/2011

Federal District Court in Florida Strikes Down Health Care Reform

In a widely reported decision, a federal district judge in Florida has declared the health care reform law enacted last year to be unconstitutional. The decision, issued January 31, 2011, holds that Congress exceeded its authority under the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution by enacting a mandate that requires individuals to purchase a minimum … Continue Reading »
12/15/2010

Court Strikes Down Health Care Reform Individual Coverage Mandate

A federal district court in Virginia has ruled that a key provision of the national health care reform legislation is unconstitutional. The court’s ruling strikes down the Minimum Essential Coverage Provision, also known as the “individual coverage mandate,” scheduled to take effect in 2014. This provision requires individuals to purchase a minimum level of health … Continue Reading »
.