Federal Health Care Reform

​​The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act (together the Act or ACA), was signed into law by President Obama in 2010. The ACA includes the most sweeping changes to the health care laws in generations and will significantly affect not only health insurers, but also employers who sponsor group health plans and employees who participate in them.​


CalChamber thanks the Groom Law Group for preparing the section on the provisions of the federal ACA. Groom Law Group, Chartered, is a Washington, D.C.-based law firm of more than 80 attorneys that focuses exclusively on employee benefits issues.

Brigen Winters is a principal at the firm and counsels plan sponsors, insurers and other financial institutions on health and welfare, executive compensation and tax-qualified retirement plans. He also advises clients on legislative and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on the new health reform legislation.

Tamara Killion is a principal at the firm and works with clients on issues related to their employee benefit plans, including plan design, claims administration, compliance with ERISA’s fiduciary responsibility provisions, and HIPAA requirements. Ms. Killion is actively helping clients implement health care reform.

More information on the firm and its attorneys can be found on the Groom website.​