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High Court Upholds Constitutionality of Health Care Act,' Reversing Federal District Court Rulings
Posted on 28 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

By the LexisNexis Jury Verdicts and Settlements Team On Thursday, June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the individual mandate set out in the "ObamaCare" health insurance reform bill, more properly known as... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: State and Federal Governments Struggle Over Health Care
Posted on 14 May 2013 by State Net

By Lou Cannon The Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration's vaunted plan for overhauling the nation's health care system, will cost more, insure fewer people and probably take longer to implement than originally planned. States... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: States Look to Answer 'Essential' Health Question
Posted on 10 Oct 2012 by State Net

Although 35 of the 50 states have yet to create the marketplaces known as health benefits exchanges required by the Affordable Care Act, they aren't completely ignoring the law's impending requirements. A majority, in fact, are moving forward... Read More

McGuireWoods on the Supreme Court's Federal Health Care Reform Law Decision
Posted on 29 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

By Stephanie A. Kennan , Brian Looser , Vincent A. Dongarra and R. Brent Rawlings Intro: On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its opinion in the case of National Federation of Independent Business et al. v. Sebelius, Secretary... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: ACA Could Cost Businesses in Non-Expansion States $1.3 Billion Per Year
Posted on 14 May 2013 by State Net

The Affordable Care Act requires companies with more than 25 employees to pay a "shared responsibility" fine of $3,000 for each worker who isn't eligible for Medicaid and who receives a federal tax subsidy because their employer doesn't... Read More

Ask Lambda Legal - The Affordable Care Act and HIV
Posted on 23 Mar 2012 by Scott Schoettes

By Scott Schoettes, HIV Project Director for Lambda Legal Q: I recently tested positive for HIV, and a friend told me that I might have a hard time keeping health insurance if I changed jobs. What kind of insurance is available for me? A: In 2012... Read More

Breakdown of the Supreme Court Ruling on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Posted on 28 Jun 2012 by Elise Klein

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... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: States Have Key Role In Making Affordable Care Act Work
Posted on 21 Mar 2013 by State Net

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... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Obama Election Win Leaves GOP Governors Scrambling on Affordable Care Act
Posted on 13 Nov 2012 by State Net

For most of the last year, a handful of Republican governors have refused to take action on implementing the Affordable Care Act, preferring instead to bank on the Supreme Court or the November presidential election to send the law to the legislative... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Ohio Gov. Kasich Still Pushing Medicaid Expansion
Posted on 16 Jul 2013 by State Net

The Ohio Legislature has been out on its summer recess for almost two weeks, but Gov. John Kasich (R) has not given up hope lawmakers will return to Columbus sooner than later to green light his call to expand the Buckeye State's Medicaid rolls. At... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP Alert: Final Regulations Address Summary of Benefits and Coverage
Posted on 17 Feb 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Edward I. Leeds The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires group health plans and health insurers to prepare and distribute a brief, uniform summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) that aims to provide individuals with a better understanding of the health... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Can California Rescue the Affordable Care Act?
Posted on 28 Sep 2012 by State Net

While national candidates wage a war of words and half-truths on health issues, a handful of states, led by California, are charging ahead to implement the key feature of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), widely viewed as the signal achievement of Barack... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Health Care Reform Law Doesn't Halt Major Rate Hikes
Posted on 5 Feb 2013 by State Net

One of the main objectives of the Affordable Care Act was to stem the rising cost of health insurance for American consumers. But that hasn't stopped health insurance companies from seeking and obtaining big premium increases across the country. In... 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