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DLA Piper: Binding Arbitration in Managed Care Contracts - 6 Tips to Tailor Your Dispute Resolution Provisions
Posted on 3 Dec 2014 by DLA Piper

By Stephen L. Goff and John Barnes The Affordable Care Act is moving millions of previously uninsured patients into commercial managed care health plans. As the healthcare system grapples with complexity of this shift, the size of disputes between... 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 Affirms Decision In Health Care Class Arbitration Dispute
Posted on 10 Jun 2013 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In a unanimous opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 10 affirmed that an arbitrator acted within his powers under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) in determining that parties affirmatively "agreed to authorize... Read More

Challenge to Health Care Reform - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Certiorari Denied by Supreme Court
Posted on 9 Nov 2010 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 8 declined review of the first petition for writ of certiorari filed in a case challenging the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) ( Steven Baldwin, et al. v. Kathleen... Read More

Judge Who Found Health Reform Law Unconstitutional Issues Stay to Government Pending Appeal
Posted on 6 Mar 2011 by Cheryl Keely

PENSACOLA, Fla. - (Mealey's) A Florida federal judge who declared the federal health care reform law unconstitutional responded March 3 to a federal government motion to clarify by issuing a stay pending an immediate appeal ( State of Florida, et... Read More

6th Circuit Finds Individual Mandate In Health Care Act Constitutional
Posted on 29 Jun 2011 by Cheryl Keely

CINCINNATI -- (Mealey's) The individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is a valid exercise of Congress' power under the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution, a Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals... Read More

Virginia’s Suit Challenging Health Care Act Continues
Posted on 2 Aug 2010 by Cheryl Keely

RICHMOND, Va. – (Mealey’s) Saying that no case from any federal appellate court has extended the commerce clause or tax clause of the U.S. Constitution to include the regulation of a person’s decision not to purchase a product, the federal... Read More