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Senate Version of AHCA Released

Individual and Employer Mandate Penalties Removed

June 22, 2017

The long-awaited Senate version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was released this morning. The bill proposes many significant changes to the ACA, but perhaps most notably it removes the penalties associated with the individual and employer mandates. In other words, the law would still require individuals to have coverage and require Applicable Large Employers to offer coverage to full time employees, but there would be no consequence for ignoring those requirements.

We will update this blog post as we continue analyzing the bill. The Senate is expected to vote on the AHCA in the next few days.

About The Author.
Marcus Wilbers is a Compliance Attorney with expertise in labor and employment law, including federal and state wage and hour laws, discrimination laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Affordable Care Act. Prior to joining J.W. Terrill, he worked as a litigator for a large St. Louis-based law firm defending clients from labor and employment, medical malpractice and commercial lawsuits. He obtained his law degree from the University of Missouri and his undergraduate degree from Westminster College.

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