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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

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

State Net Capitol Journal: Substantial Progress on Affordable Care Act Health Plan Benchmarks
Posted on 12 Oct 2012 by State Net

The Affordable Care Act requires states to provide a minimum package of services called "essential health benefits" (EHBs), and the Department of Health and Human Services is allowing each state to model its EHB plan after an existing small... 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

Williams Mullen Alert: CMS Issues Proposed Rule on 60-Day Reporting/Repayment Obligation for Overpayments to Medicare Providers
Posted on 24 Feb 2012 by Williams Mullen

By Marcus C. Hewitt As part of 2010's Affordable Care Act, a new section was added to the Social Security Act (Section 1128J(d)), which requires providers to report and return any overpayments they receive from Medicare or Medicaid within 60 days... Read More

Sands Anderson PC: The Affordable Care Act: What Employers Need to Do Now to Plan for 2014
Posted on 8 Apr 2013 by Sands Anderson PC

By Jessica Rogers Beginning January 1, 2014, most U.S. citizens and legal residents will be required to have qualified health care coverage pursuant to the Affordable Care Act ("Act"). The Act requires employers defined as "large"... Read More

Regional Health Care and Medicare Fraud Prevention Summit Conducted by Attorney General Holder and Secretary Sebelius
Posted on 30 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

From the Department of Justice : WASHINGTON - Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder and U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius kicked off the second in a series of daylong summits bringing together a wide array... 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