• A New Era Begins for Employer-Sponsored Coverage
  • May 5, 2010
  • Law Firm: Alston & Bird LLP - Atlanta Office
  • In March, President Obama signed into law H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and H.R. 4872, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA). The bills were signed on two separate days, thus creating two separate effective dates for provisions that are effective based on the “date of enactment” of the provision. H.R. 3590 became law on March 23, while H.R. 4872 became law on March 30. This advisory will refer to the two bills collectively as “health care reform.”