The other major issue in the case was whether Congress could expand the Medicaid program, effectively requiring states to spend more money on the program. A majority of the court held that the federal government can offer funds to expand the availability of health care and can require states that accept such funds to comply with conditions on their use, but states cannot be penalized if they choose not to participate in the new program by taking away their existing Medicaid funding.
The court decision effectively upholds all of the major provisions of the PPACA, including the employer provisions. ASA will present a Webinar for ASA members, July 12 at 2 p.m. Eastern time, to update staffing firms on efforts by the association to mitigate the effects of the employer provisions on the staffing industry and to discuss the political implications of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the fall elections.
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