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4th Circuit Considers If Dismissal Of Health Care Law Challenge Appropriate
Posted on 11 May 2011 by Cheryl Keely

RICHMOND, Va. - (Mealey's) A group of plaintiffs in Virginia, including a private Christian university, argued before the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 10 that a lower court erred in finding that Congress acted within its power in enacting... 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

HHS Provides Temporary Relief for Stand-Alone HRAs
Posted on 7 Nov 2011 by Ballard Spahr LLP

by Brian M. Pinheiro and Clifford J. Schoner Continuing the furious pace with which it has been issuing health care reform guidance, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has indicated that all health reimbursement accounts (HRAs)... Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Health Care Reform Bill: Nationwide Physician Disclosure Obligations May Soon be a Reality
Posted on 9 Nov 2010 by Brian K. French and Michele A. Masucci

By Brian K. French and Michele A. Masucci, Partners, Nixon Peabody On Sunday, March 21, 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the U.S. Senate health care reform bill and a reconciliation package that resolves certain differences between prior... Read More

4th Circuit Considers Whether Individual Mandate Unconstitutional
Posted on 10 May 2011 by Cheryl Keely

RICHMOND, Va. - (Mealey's) The federal government argued before a panel of the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 10 that a district court judge erred in finding that the individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable... Read More

High Court Denies Fast-Track Review In Virginia's Challenge To Health Care Act
Posted on 25 Apr 2011 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on April 25 rejected Virginia's request for a writ of certiorari before judgment for review of a lower court's decision holding that the individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection... Read More

11th Circuit Finds PPACA's Individual Mandate Unconstitutional
Posted on 12 Aug 2011 by Cheryl Keely

ATLANTA - (Mealey's) A split 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Aug. 12 reversed summary judgment involving the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act but said the health care reform law's mandate that American buy health insurance... 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

Virginia Challenge To Health Care Reform Act Derailed By 4th Circuit
Posted on 8 Sep 2011 by Cheryl Keely

RICHMOND, Va. - (Mealey's) A Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Sept. 8 reversed a lower court ruling holding that the individual mandate provision contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was unconstitutional... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP Alert: Amendments Made to Claim and Appeal and External Review Rules Under Health Care Reform
Posted on 30 Jun 2011 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Brian M. Pinheiro, Marla G. Roshkoff, and Edward I. Leeds The U.S. Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services have collectively released amended interim final regulations addressing internal claims and appeals and the external... Read More

Virginia Seeking U.S. Supreme Court Review Of Dismissal Of Health Care Act Challenge
Posted on 3 Oct 2011 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Commonwealth of Virginia on Sept. 30 filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court, saying that the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals erred in finding that Virginia lacked standing to challenge... Read More