U.S. Supreme Court: ERISA Preempts State’s Health Care Database Law

Mealey's (March 1, 2016, 11:53 AM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on March 1 ruled 6-2 that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), preempts Vermont’s health care data collection law, which requires health care payers to report claims and health care services data to a state agency, as applied to ERISA benefit plans (Alfred Gobeille, in his official capacity as chair of the Vermont Green Mountain Care Board v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., No. 14-181, U.S. Sup.).

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