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


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.


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


 Melissa M. Goodman



Matthew T. Deffebach


Meghaan McElroy


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