Employers Beware: How the Recent Health Care Reform Legislation Affects Employers

04/22/2010

On March 21, 2010, the House of Representatives passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), which President Obama signed into law on March 23, 2010. The health care reform law will make far-reaching changes to the United States health care system over the next several years. The House and Senate also passed a separate bill, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (“HCERA”), which President Obama signed into law on March 30, 2010. HCERA resolves the differences between the House and Senate versions of the health care bill by amending the PPACA.

Several PPACA provisions will affect employers both immediately and in the future. While PPACA’s provisions relating to group health plans are of vital importance to employers, this alert focuses solely on the employment provisions concerning whistleblower protections and breastfeeding.

To read the full alert, click on the PDF linked below.

How-the-Recent-Health-Care-Reform-Affects-Employers.pdf

For more information about our Labor and Employment group and its members, go to Labor and Employment. For more information on the recent health care reform legislation , contact:

Felicity A. Fowler
713.547.2072
felicity.fowler@haynesboone.com

 

 Melissa M. Goodman
214.651.5628
melissa.goodman@haynesboone.com

 

 

Matthew T. Deffebach
713.547.2064
matthew.deffebach@haynesboone.com

 

Meghaan McElroy
713.547.2082
meghaan.mcelroy@haynesboone.com

 

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