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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

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

NAIC Answers Rate Review, Medical Loss Ratio Questions
Posted on 17 May 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

Regulators Meet First of Two Deadlines Set to Guide HHS Treatment of Rates Under New Health Care Law WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) submitted letters to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services... Read More

9th Circuit Affirms Plaintiffs Lack Standing To Challenge Health Care Act
Posted on 15 Aug 2011 by Cheryl Keely

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) A panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 13 affirmed a lower court ruling that plaintiffs challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Act (PPACA) lacked standing to challenge the act because they... Read More

Supreme Court to Review Challenges to Health Care Reform Act
Posted on 14 Nov 2011 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 14 agreed to review three cases challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) after considering five of six petitions challenging the act at its Nov. 10 conference ... 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

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

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

The 3rd Burning of Washington: Uncivil Health Care Wars Continue
Posted on 23 Feb 2012 by Alvin D. Lurie

By Alvin D. Lurie Historical Headnote: Washington has been burned twice before - once 197 years ago literally, by the enemy from without, when the British burned the White House and the U.S. Capitol during the War of 1812; and once metaphorically,... Read More

11th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments In Lawsuit Over Health Care Law
Posted on 10 Jun 2011 by Cheryl Keely

ATLANTA - (Mealey's) An 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel heard more than two hours of oral argument on June 8 in the federal government's challenge to a district court's decision finding the minimum coverage provision in the Patient... Read More

Federal Government Offers Rulemaking For Compromise On Birth Control Coverage
Posted on 4 Feb 2013 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Feb. 1 issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on recommended changes to the preventive services policy contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA... Read More

Legal and Practical Reasons for Incorporating Advance Directives Into Healthcare Practice
Posted on 13 Sep 2010 by Nathan A. Kottkamp

By Nathan A. Kottkamp, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP With the costs of healthcare continuing to rise, and with care at the end-of-life constituting a disproportionate share of total healthcare dollars spent in the U.S., the role of advance directives... Read More

Dismissal Of Lawsuit Challenging Health Care Reform Act For Lack Of Standing Affirmed By Panel
Posted on 3 Aug 2011 by Cheryl Keely

NEWARK, N.J. - (Mealey's) A Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Aug. 3 affirmed the dismissal of a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) brought by a New Jersey physician, one of his patients and a physician... Read More

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Expansion Of Medicaid Required By Health Care Act
Posted on 28 Mar 2012 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In the final of four sessions of oral arguments held this week pertaining to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments March 28 on whether the act's expansion of... Read More