Five years after it came into being, the battle over the Affordable Care Act goes on.
Posted on 04-23-2015 by Ted Zwayer

The Affordable Care Act turned five years old this week, but despite success in reducing the number of medically uninsured its fate remains in doubt. If the Supreme Court rules for the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, insurance costs would skyrocket in states that have their own exchanges, as well as states... Read More

Bird’s eye view: Similar But Equal? Nearly Half of States Considering ‘Biologics’ Bills
Posted on 04-09-2015 by Ted Zwayer

The below article is an excerpt courtesy State Net® Capitol Journal , written by Rich Ehisen . The ACA created an “abbreviated licensure pathway” for biologic biosimilar medications becoming available on the drug market. States have since been considering bills that address that eventuality... Read More

Labor & employment attorneys - Prepare your clients for the looming implementation of ACA mandates [whitepaper]
Posted on 08-27-2014 by pamtip

The looming implementation of another round of employer mandates under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has business leaders scrambling for help from legal counsel and other advisors. This flurry of activity is prudent; compliance with ACA is a matter of federal law and many penalties for failure to comply... Read More

What Exactly Is a ‘Closely Held’ Corporation? Mediaite
Posted on 06-30-2014 by Hans Thielman

In addition to explaining what a closely held corporation is, this article also has links to conservative and liberal pundits' reaction to the ruling. http://www.mediaite.com/online/what-exactly-is-a-closely-held-corporation/ Read More

Another “specious” defense of Obamacare - Volokh Conspiracy
Posted on 05-19-2014 by Hans Thielman

Professor Randy Barnett of the Georgetown University Law Center takes on the New York Times' defense of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). The blog focuses on the Origination clause of the Constitution, which requires that all bills for raising revenue originate in the House of Representatives... Read More

How many FTE employees do you have, and are you sure? #ACA compliance requires accurate reporting
Posted on 05-12-2014 by pamtip

According to the article Ready for Anything: Adopting a Winning Strategy for ACA Compliance via This is Real Law , a critical first step is for employers to rally their troops and initially determine where they stand. Under the ACA, compliance is not an option, but how do you think employers can prepare... Read More

Ready for Anything: Adopting a Winning Strategy for ACA Compliance #thisisreallaw
Posted on 05-05-2014 by pamtip

Despite its many complications, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) seems here to stay. What does that mean for compliance? According to the article Ready for Anything: Adopting a Winning Strategy for ACA Compliance via This is Real Law , 3 key elements can "help employers win the... Read More

Webinar: Practical Guidance on Administering Obamacare & Other Health Plans
Posted on 04-07-2014 by Vanessa Lloyd

Join Cynthia Stammer who will be presenting a complimentary CLE webinar* about Practical Guidance on Administering Obamacare and Other Health Plans. Scheduled Tuesday, April 22 at 2 p.m. This is a 95-minute, CLE-accredited* webinar Register now >> * * 1.5 CLE Credits are available for... Read More

5 questions about the Hobby Lobby case and contraceptive coverage
Posted on 03-26-2014 by Ted Zwayer

Health care law’s ‘Contraception Mandate’ reaches the Supreme Court, and how a favorable decision could likely open the door of challenges by for-profit businesses whose owners object to the mandate on religious grounds. Read the complete article via Pew Research . Read More

Challenges Around Implementation of Obama Care
Posted on 09-23-2013 by LexTalk Community Manager

With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act going into effect Jan. 1, 2014, which is the biggest issue: the setting up of health care exchanges or whether certain employers will stop providing health insurance to employees? Despite ObamaCare skepticism, most employers will maintain insurance... Read More