The Affordable Care Act (ACA)—or “Obamacare”—has gotten plenty of attention due to technical glitches with the HealthCare.gov website, consumers’ difficulties obtaining (or keeping) insurance through the exchanges, and Health Secretary Sibelius’s recent resignation.
But some notable provisions of the ACA have gone largely unremarked—particularly an amendment to Title 29 of the U.S. Code.
Added by the ACA, § 218c of Title 29 not only protects employees who receive ACA healthcare credits or subsidies, it also shields employees who:
- report violations of “this title”;
- testify, assist, or participate in a related proceeding; or
- object to or refuse to participate in violations