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Top Court Vacates ACA Birth Control Ruling, Remands Case
Posted on 27 Apr 2015 by Bryan Redding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on April 27 granted two Catholic groups’ petition for certiorari and vacated a Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over ACA Federal Exchange Subsidy Availability
Posted on 4 Mar 2015 by Bryan Redding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) Both sides faced critical questioning from Justice Anthony Kennedy during oral arguments March 4 in the case challenging the availability of subsidies in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) federal... Read More

District Of Columbia Appeals Panel Affirms Dismissal Of ACA Suit
Posted on 7 Mar 2014 by Bryan Redding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) Plaintiffs cannot squeeze the individual insurance mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into an “arbitrary as-applied” exemption to Congress’ taxing power, a panel... Read More

Government Tells High Court ACA Language Supports Broad Tax Subsidy Availability
Posted on 15 Oct 2014 by Bryan Redding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) No conflict among courts exists regarding the availability of tax credits for individuals obtaining insurance through federal exchanges, an outcome supported by the language and structure of the Patient Protection... Read More

HHS Issues Alteration To ACA Contraceptive Mandate Accommodation Rule
Posted on 27 Aug 2014 by Bryan Redding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) Eligible employers opposed to Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions mandating insurance coverage for contraceptives may notify the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which... Read More

Top Court Rejects Religious Groups’ Challenges In Birth Control Cases
Posted on 31 Mar 2014 by Bryan Redding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on March 31 denied petitions for certiorari from two nonprofit religious groups claiming that the contraceptive mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)... Read More

DLA Piper: Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidies
Posted on 30 Jun 2015 by DLA Piper

By Anne Pachciarek and Rita M. Patel | On June 25, the US Supreme Court issued a 6-3 opinion in King v. Burwell upholding the Affordable Care Act’s subsidy scheme [ enhanced opinion available to lexis.com subscribers ] [lexis.com subscribers... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: States Leave Partisan Fold On Health Care And The Minimum Wage
Posted on 21 Jan 2015 by State Net

By Lou Cannon As the nation's capital resumes its customary political gridlock, both political parties are turning to the states to advance national agendas. In the process of doing so, however, they are finding that they are far from united within... Read More

7th Circuit Rejects Preliminary Injunction In ACA Opt-Out Challenge
Posted on 20 May 2015 by Bryan Redding

CHICAGO — (Mealey’s) Notre Dame is not entitled to a preliminary injunction while it challenges the opt-out provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s contraceptive mandate, a divided Seventh Circuit U.S. Court... Read More

High Court Agrees To Hear 2 Challenges To Birth Control Mandate
Posted on 26 Nov 2013 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. —(Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 26 announced that it granted certiorari in two cases challenging the birth control mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Both of the cases involve... Read More