ACA and Healthcare Reform

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Ballard Spahr LLP: Student Employees Under The Affordable Care Act's Employer Mandate
Posted on 12 Nov 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Edward I. Leeds and Daniel V. Johns Effective January 1, 2015, colleges and universities will need to comply with the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act, which will have particular implications involving certain student employees. The... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: States Laboratories Of Health Care Finance
Posted on 23 Nov 2013 by State Net

Under a program created by the Affordable Care Act called the State Innovation Models Initiative, six states — Arkansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon and Vermont — began testing new health care financing models this year. Colorado... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Medicaid Outpaces Private Insurance in ACA’s Opening Weeks
Posted on 5 Nov 2013 by State Net

In May the Congressional Budget Office projected that as a result of the Affordable Care Act, nine million more Americans would enroll in Medicaid in 2014 and seven million would sign up for private health coverage through new health-insurance exchanges... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: The Obamacare Pitfall: Health Care Issues Dominate State Politics
Posted on 17 Jan 2014 by State Net

By Lou Cannon Obamacare remains an untidy work in progress in the states, which are struggling with Medicaid expansion, website problems, and insurance issues in an election year in which health care policy issues are overshadowed by partisan politics... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: California Governor Signs Several Pro-Obamacare Measures
Posted on 8 Oct 2013 by State Net

The rollout of health benefits exchanges was pretty bumpy across the nation last Tuesday, but that didn't stop California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) from throwing his full support behind the Affordable Care Act. Brown signed 10 health care-related bills... Read More

Cadwalader: Federal Court Upholds Provider Mandate to Report and Return Medicare and Medicaid Overpayments in 60 Days
Posted on 6 Aug 2015 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Introduction | The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), signed into law on March 23, 2010, included a provision (the “Report and Refund Mandate”), broadly requiring health care providers, suppliers, Part D plans... Read More

Williams Mullen: Preparing for the Unexpected: The Affordable Care Act’s Whistleblower Provision
Posted on 10 Jul 2013 by Williams Mullen

By Mary Pivec and Igor M. Babichenko On February 27, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration published its interim final rule setting forth the procedures for handling complaints brought under the whistleblower provision of the Affordable... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: A Tale of 2 Obamacares
Posted on 17 Jan 2014 by State Net

The starkly contrasting ways in which Democrat- and Republican-led states have generally responded to the Affordable Care Act is creating two separate health care systems, according to a report released last week by the Obama administration. Democrat... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Changes Challenge ACA Implementation
Posted on 16 Jul 2013 by State Net

By Rich Ehisen Faced with growing complaints from employers over the complexity of implementing the Affordable Care Act by next January, the Obama administration on July 2 announced it would postpone for one year enforcement of a provision of the law... Read More

Top Court Cites Hobby Lobby In Vacating, Remanding ACA Accommodation Ruling
Posted on 9 Mar 2015 by Bryan Redding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on March 9 vacated a Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals opinion that denied the University of Notre Dame an injunction in its challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act... Read More

DLA Piper LLP: Federal Court Sides With Government In First Interpretation Of ACA’s 60-day False Claims Act Rule
Posted on 14 Aug 2015 by DLA Piper

By Adam J. Rogers , Bradley M. Smyer and Karen Nelson | In a significant development for healthcare providers, a federal court in New York has adopted the government’s interpretation of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Ohio Governor Decries ‘War on the Poor’
Posted on 5 Nov 2013 by State Net

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) has ended months of wrangling with his own party over his desire to expand Medicaid last month, opting to have the state's little-used Controlling Board approve his proposal to accept $2.55 billion of federal funding to pay... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: California Ponders Health Insurance Rate Regulation
Posted on 29 Sep 2014 by State Net

By Rich Ehisen | Note: On Nov. 4, 46 states will hold legislative elections, while 36 will elect or retain a governor. Meanwhile, 41 states will also weigh in on a wide range of ballot measures addressing some of the most controversial issues of the... Read More

House Blocks Health Care Act In Budget Negotiations; Senate To Take Up Measure
Posted on 30 Sep 2013 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey's) The U.S. Senate will meet at 2 p.m. today — 10 hours before a government shutdown deadline — to decide what to do after the Republican-controlled House approved legislation yesterday imposing a one-year... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Alaska Gov. Parnell Rejects Medicaid Expansion
Posted on 23 Nov 2013 by State Net

Calling the ongoing rollout of the Affordable Care Act "a failed experiment," Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell (R) announced The Last Frontier State will not expand Medicaid eligibility in line with the law. "I believe a costly Medicaid expansion... Read More