Health Care Reform’s Impact on MA and PDP Plans

By Miki Kolton and Brendan Dunn, Attorneys, Greenberg Traurig, LLP President Barack Obama has now signed two separate bills that together will fundamentally transform our nation’s health care system. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) and the Health Care & Education...

Introduction to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010

By Timothy S. Jost, Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law The health care reform legislation adopted by Congress consists of the (originally) 2409 page Senate "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," (PPACA), signed into law by President...

Health Care Reform Event on martindale.com Connected

HEALTH CARE REFORM The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) along with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 is a product of the health care reform agenda of the Democratic 111th Congress and the Obama administration. The law includes a large number of health-related...

Department of Justice Seeks Dismissal of State Attorney Generals Health Care Reform Lawsuit Challenging Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

PENSACOLA, Fla. - (Mealey's) Oral arguments were heard Sept. 14 in a Florida federal court to determine whether a lawsuit brought by attorneys general challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) should be dismissed ( State of Florida, et al. v. U.S. Department of Health and...

Massachusetts Take-Away Messages for National Health Care Reform

By Regina Rockefeller, Partner, Nixon Peabody Ongoing health care reform discussions in Washington focus on subsidies to help low- and moderate-income Americans buy insurance on new health insurance exchanges, an expansion of Medicaid to cover the poor, incentives to encourage small businesses to...

Podcast: Special Needs Planning and Trusts and the Impact of the PPACA Health Care Reform Act

Why should Estate Planning and Special Needs Attorneys be concerned about the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? That question is answered by Certified Elder Law Attorney Andrew Hook, CELA, CFP®, of Oast & Hook, P.C., the past president of the Special Needs Alliance. Hook discusses...

States Challenging Health Care Act Petition High Court For Expedited Review

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) States challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) filed a petition on Sept. 28 for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court, saying an 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision affirming that the individual mandate contained in the act...

Federal Government Petitions Supreme Court, Files Response In Health Care Act Cases

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The federal government on Sept. 28 filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court, saying the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals erred in affirming that the individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is unconstitutional...

Breakdown of the Supreme Court Ruling on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

By Elise Klein and Joseph Hegedus In one of the most anticipated opinions of its term and perhaps in over half a century, the United States Supreme Court today resolved constitutional challenges to two provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the "ACA"): First, a surprising...

State Net Capitol Journal: States Have Key Role In Making Affordable Care Act Work

By Lou Cannon , State Net Capitol Journal Winston Churchill famously described a crucial British military victory in North Africa during World War II as "not the end...not even the beginning of the end" but "perhaps, the end of the beginning." For the Affordable Care Act (ACA...

Norton Rose Fulbright: Physicians Payments Sunshine Act Data 33 Percent Unpublishable, Penalties Next?

By Benjamin Koplin , Selina Coleman and R. Jeffrey Layne Despite extending the dispute-and-resolution deadline to account for the days that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) pulled down the reporting system, the public Physician Payments Sunshine Act website is still expected...