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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

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

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

State Net Capitol Journal: Brewer Wins Medicaid Battle With Her Own Party
Posted on 14 Jun 2013 by State Net

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) scored a huge political victory last week as Grand Canyon State lawmakers finally endorsed her call to greatly expand access to the state's Medicaid program. The expansion, part of the $8.8 billion budget lawmakers also... 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

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

11th Circuit Strikes Health Insurance Requirement
Posted on 13 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

ATLANTA - (AP) A federal appeals panel struck down the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care overhaul Friday, moving the argument over whether Americans can be required to buy health insurance a step closer to the U.S. Supreme... 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

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

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

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Severability Of Mandate From Health Care Act
Posted on 28 Mar 2012 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In the first of two sessions on March 28, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether, if the individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care (PPACA) is found unconstitutional, it... 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

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