• HEALTH CARE REFORM IS NOW LAW: WILL THE LIGHT COME ON WHEN YOUR EMPLOYEES OPEN THE FRIDGE?
  • June 16, 2010 | Authors: Timothy P. Brechtel; Susan K. Donahoe Chambers; B. Trevor Wilson
  • Law Firms: Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre L.L.P. - New Orleans Office ; Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre L.L.P. - Baton Rouge Office
  • On March 30, 2010, the President signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 into law (the “Reconciliation Act”). The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as the Senate bill, was signed a week earlier. The Reconciliation Act made changes to the Senate bill necessary to achieve passage in the House while avoiding a Senate filibuster, enabling the enactment of comprehensive health care reform. The combined acts are referred to in this E*Bulletin as the “Act”.