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The Real Impact to Employers of the Affordable Healthcare Act

    As this year began, employers throughout the United States have waited for the “other shoe” to drop regarding health care reform. Would the U.S. Supreme Court strike down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), or let it stand? Signed into law in 2010, the ACA made sweeping changes to our nation’s health care system, including many complex provisions that, if upheld, would impact employers and employees everywhere over the next six years.

    On June 28, 2012, the “other shoe” indeed dropped: The Supreme Court upheld the ACA in its entirety, and the repercussions are already being felt. Join us on November 15 to discuss the real impacts of the Act, the rise and fall of the legal challenges against it and the critical action items for employers heading into 2013.

    David Bowman is a Staff Attorney for Washington Employers where he negotiates labor contracts; addresses employment and labor law issues; and, drafts and reviews a wide variety of Human Resources documents to ensure compliance with State and Federal laws.  David joined Washington Employers in 2012. He has over 13 years of experience as an attorney and is admitted to practice in all state courts in the State of Washington as well as the U.S. District Courts in the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington. He holds a B.F.A. from New York and his J.D. from the University of Washington.