Analyzing The Court’s Possible Impact
Consumers, small businesses and even the health insurance marketplace will face significant ramifications depending on how the court rules.
Kaiser Health News: Awaiting The Court Ruling, A Consumer Guide To Health Reform Law
The Supreme Court is expected to rule within a week on some key constitutional challenges brought by states against the 2010 health care overhaul law. The decision will have sweeping ramifications for consumers, state officials, employers and health care providers, including hospitals and doctors" (Carey, 6/20).
The Associated Press/Washington Post: The Possible Impact On Small Businesses After The Supreme Court Rules On Health Care
Small business owners will be watching when the Supreme Court issues its ruling on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The overhaul of the nation's health care system requires that by 2014, all businesses with more than 50 employees must provide health care benefits that are deemed affordable under the law (6/20).
The Wall Street Journal: Not Just Insurance Is At Stake
It isn't just large employers, medical businesses and constitutional scholars who are invested in the court's decision. Chain restaurants, tanning salons, breast-feeding advocacy groups and others far afield of health care have a lot riding on whether the law stays in place (Adamy, 6/20).
CNN Money: Exchanges Could Survive Even If Health Reform Law Dies
The Supreme Court's review of health reform means any or all of the law's mandates, such as coverage of adult dependents up to age 26 and protections for people with pre-existing conditions, could be in jeopardy. But health insurance exchanges -- which also must be set up as part of the law -- may survive and flourish even if the entire Affordable Care Act is struck down, industry experts said. ... Regardless of what happens to the health reform law, "there is bipartisan support for states having some kind of health insurance exchanges," said Christopher Condeluci, a tax attorney with law firm Venable LLP and former tax counsel to the Senate Finance Committee (Kavilanz, 6/21).