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Introduction to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010
Posted on 13 Sep 2010 by Timothy S. Jost

By Timothy S. Jost, Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law The health care reform legislation adopted by Congress consists of the (originally) 2409 page Senate "Patient Protection and Affordable... Read More

Podcast - Changes to Medicare and Medicaid by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with Mary Alice Jackson, Bradley Frigon and Stuart Zimring
Posted on 12 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

On this edition, Mary Alice Jackson, Bradley Frigon and Stuart Zimring discuss how the new law changes Part D coverage and how Medicare premiums are determined, tax issues created by the act such as the new Medicare tax on individuals and Medicaid issues... Read More

Health Care Reform Event on martindale.com Connected
Posted on 14 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

HEALTH CARE REFORM The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) along with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 is a product of the health care reform agenda of the Democratic 111th Congress and the Obama administration... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Iowa Governor Issues Alternative to Medicaid Expansion
Posted on 13 Mar 2013 by State Net

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) last week unveiled an alternative to expanding Medicaid in the Hawkeye State. Under federal health care reform, states are given the option of expanding their Medicaid eligibility to cover people living at up to 138 percent... Read More

DLA Piper - Health Care at the Crossroads: The Supreme Court's Decision on the Affordable Care Act
Posted on 11 Jul 2012 by DLA Piper

On Thursday, June 28, the United States Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision on the constitutionality of portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ( Nat. Fed'n of Indep. Bus. v. Sebelius , together with Florida v. Dept. of HHS and... Read More

SCOTUS Obamacare Ruling In (Mostly) Plain English
Posted on 29 Jun 2012 by Philip Miles

The Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion on "Obamacare" (aka Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act): National Federation of Independent Business, et al. v. Sebelius (opinion here) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers... 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

Health Care Reform’s Impact on MA and PDP Plans
Posted on 6 Jul 2010 by Miki Kolton and Brendan Dunn

By Miki Kolton and Brendan Dunn, Attorneys, Greenberg Traurig, LLP President Barack Obama has now signed two separate bills that together will fundamentally transform our nation’s health care system. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care... Read More

Department of Justice Seeks Dismissal of State Attorney Generals Health Care Reform Lawsuit Challenging Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Posted on 15 Sep 2010 by Cheryl Keely

PENSACOLA, Fla. - (Mealey's) Oral arguments were heard Sept. 14 in a Florida federal court to determine whether a lawsuit brought by attorneys general challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) should be dismissed ( State of... Read More

Podcast: Special Needs Planning and Trusts and the Impact of the PPACA Health Care Reform Act
Posted on 15 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

Why should Estate Planning and Special Needs Attorneys be concerned about the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? That question is answered by Certified Elder Law Attorney Andrew Hook, CELA, CFP®, of Oast & Hook, P.C., the past president... Read More

The Class Act: Long-Term Care Planning as a Result of the Community Living Assistance Services and Support Act, by Kevin Bress
Posted on 20 Sep 2010 by Kevin Bress

As part of the Health Reform Bill signed into law by President Obama, Title VIII of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act establishes a government-run long-term care insurance program to be funded by payroll deductions from employees. Dubbed... 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

Pre- and Post-Commencement of an Investigation of Health Care Compliance: Key Considerations for all Providers
Posted on 13 Sep 2010 by Gretchen Townshend and Elizabeth Campbell

By Gretchen Heinze Townshend and Elizabeth Bedore Campbell, Attorneys at Law Five health care fraud settlements in excess of $100 million were reported last year, with total recoveries from health care providers amounting to $2 billion. Providers... Read More