The National Restaurant Association used the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today on a controversial provision of the Affordable Care Act as an opportunity to remind the public and Congress that other portions of the law still need to be addressed.
It cited such provisions of key importance to the industry as the definition of full-time employment as working 30 hours a week, the confusing reporting requirements, inconsistencies in defining “seasonal employment” and the process for determining if a restaurant company is large or small by the law’s standards.
“While today’s decision by the Supreme Court is one of great importance to the dialogue on health care coverage across the country, there are issues within the current law that need to be addressed,” NRA CEO Dawn Sweeney said in a prepared statement. “We have worked tirelessly with Congress on behalf of our membership to find bipartisan solutions to these very real problems and will continue to do so as the discussion on health care continues.”
The Supreme Court upheld a provision of the ACA that extends federal subsidies to individuals and families who buy their healthcare through federal marketplaces, or exchanges.