Michigan Purchasers Health Alliance: 2012 Annual Fall Conference The Future of Employer Based Healthcare Reform: Will Employers Stay in the Game? . September 27, 2012. Presentation Overview. The Supreme Court’s decision Federal regulations not yet issued Health insurance exchanges
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Michigan Purchasers Health Alliance: 2012 Annual Fall ConferenceThe Future of Employer Based Healthcare Reform: Will Employers Stay in the Game?
September 27, 2012
What is the impact on employers?
“Congress’s decision to label this exaction a ‘penalty’ rather than a ‘tax’ is significant because the Affordable Care Act describes many other things it creates as ‘taxes.’ … Where Congress uses certain language in one part of a statute and different language in another, it is generally presumed that Congress acts intentionally.”
“The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that certain individuals pay a financial penalty for not obtaining health insurance may reasonably be characterized as a tax. Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness.”
“Congress may attach appropriate conditions to federal…programs to preserve its control over the use of federal funds…Conditions that do not here govern the use of the funds, however, cannot be justified on that basis. When, for example, such conditions take the form of threats to terminate other significant independent grants, the conditions are properly viewed as a means of pressuring the States to accept policy changes.”
Interim Guidance Issued August 31:
*~ $15,000 for single person; ~$30,600 for family of four
Colleen Bruce, Esq.
Director of Value Based Purchasing and Public Policy
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