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Supreme Court Blocks Enforcement Of Birth Control Mandate
Posted on 27 Jan 2014 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 24 enjoined the federal government from enforcing the birth control mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) against an order of Catholic nuns... Read More

Supreme Court Justice Halts Birth Control Mandate For Catholic Group
Posted on 2 Jan 2014 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Dec. 31 temporarily blocked the federal government from enforcing the birth control mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) against... 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

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

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

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

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

States Challenging Health Care Act Petition High Court For Expedited Review
Posted on 28 Sep 2011 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) States challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) filed a petition on Sept. 28 for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court, saying an 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision affirming... Read More

Colorado Federal Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction In Contraception Mandate Case
Posted on 30 Jul 2012 by Cheryl Keely

DENVER - (Mealey's) A Colorado federal judge on July 27 granted a preliminary injunction in favor of a for-profit secular employer that will prevent the federal government from enforcing a mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable... Read More

Supreme Court Finds Individual Mandate In Health Care Act Constitutional
Posted on 28 Jun 2012 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In a sweeping opinion covering four issues addressed over three days of oral argument, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28 found that the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA) does not bar challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable... Read More