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Benefits News – Obamacare Unconstitutional? – Carry On and Comply

In an unexpected and controversial decision, a federal district court judge in Texas ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) is unconstitutional. However, it remains unclear exactly what this means for individuals who are required under the ACA to obtain health insurance (known as the “individual mandate”), as well as certain employers that are required to offer qualifying health insurance to their full-time employees (known as the “employer mandate”). Until the judge provides further clarification or the decision is upheld on appeal, individuals and employers should continue complying with the ACA’s requirements.

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