Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act, reforms to fraud laws survive

by Ben Vernia | June 28th, 2012

On June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, rejecting conservatives’ arguments that the individual mandate for the purchase of health insurance was unconstitutional. Although the law’s greatest impact will be on private health insurance, as I wrote on June 24, the law also included several significant changes to laws relating to health care fraud enforcement, and a major change to the False Claims Act which could affect whistleblower actions in other enforcement areas, too.

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