This post was written by James R. Tandler, Angelo Ciavarella and Jeffrey E. Kaylor.
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) into law. The PPACA, which is designed to overhaul the United States health care system, regulates all aspects and players in the health care arena, including individuals, employers and health insurers. On March 30, 2010, President Obama signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Reconciliation Act), which amends certain aspects of the PPACA. This legislation is funded, in part, by increased taxes. To view a summary of certain of the tax-related provisions included in the PPACA as currently adopted and as amended by the Reconciliation Act, please read our full alert.