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Federal Judge to Miss. Lt. Gov.: No Class Action Standing to Challenge Obamacare–Legal News Podcast
Posted on 10 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

A Mississippi federal judge dismisses a Health Care Act lawsuit for lack of standing, and, the 2nd Circuit affirms that a couple lacked sufficient evidence to support claims that a company's discharge of molasses violated the Clean Water Act. Hear... 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

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

LexisNexis Presents Free CLE-Accredited* Webinar: The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act - An ObamaCare Overview & Outlook for In-House Counsel
Posted on 25 Feb 2013 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

LexisNexis® Presents a Complimentary CLE-Accredited* Webinar: The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act—An ObamaCare Overview & Outlook for In-House Counsel Sweeping, well-intended, controversial and at times polarizing—President... 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

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Anti-Injunction Act Effect On Health Care Act
Posted on 26 Mar 2012 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on March 26 heard oral arguments on whether challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) are premature under the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA) and should be barred until penalties... Read More

Religious Freedom Restoration Act Challenge to Health Care Reform Individual Mandate Requirement Dismissed
Posted on 23 Feb 2011 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A District of Columbia federal judge yesterday dismissed a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), finding that Congress did not exceed its power in enacting the individual mandate provision and that... Read More

Podcast: O'Melveny & Myers' Michael Maddigan Analyzes Supreme Court Health Care Act Ruling
Posted on 1 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Hear these and other stories from LexisNexis® Mealey's TM Publications. Copyright© 2012 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. For the latest litigation... 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