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Justice Department supports federal ruling that ACA is unconstitutional

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The Justice Department is supporting a federal judge's ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional in a case that could eventually be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the meantime, all ACA coverage and reporting obligations for employers remain in place. ACA is still the law and the Justice Department's stance does not change their present compliance obligations, said Stephanie Smithey, an attorney with Ogletree Deakins in Indianapolis. Employers still have to offer health care coverage to at least 95 percent of full-time employees and properly report offers of coverage, so they are not penalized.

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