Maryland asks federal appeals court to reinstate Wal-Mart health care law Stefanie Presley at 1:30 PM ET
[JURIST] Maryland's solicitor general urged the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website] Thursday to overturn a district court decision [PDF text; JURIST report] striking down Maryland's Fair Share Health Care Fund Act [PDF text]. The law would have required companies with more than 10,000 employees to spend at least eight percent of their payroll on employee health care or pay the difference of that amount into the state Medicaid fund. Maryland was the first state to pass such legislation aimed at Wal-Mart [JURIST news archive] and other large employers accused of providing inadequate health care coverage for employees.
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