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Akerman – News & Publications – Practically Speaking: What the U.S. Supreme Court’s Upholding of the Affordable Care Act Means for You

On June 28, 2012 the United State Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, upheld the constitutionality of the vast majority of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), including the “individual mandate.” The Court also found that while the ACA’s provisions expanding the Medicaid program are constitutional, the penalty included in those provisions for those states that refuse to participate in expansion violates the Constitution. This Practice Update will outline first the two major aspects of the Court’s ruling, the ‘Individual Mandate’ and the expansion of Medicaid, and then provide a listing of implementation dates of the ACA for your use and future reference.

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