As the U.S. Supreme Court decides the fate of health reform, America is getting the chance to try the law on for size while waiting for the people in the robes to say how much of it will remain in effect. Some employers are probably soft-pedaling implementation – they don’t like the l
Recent written audit requests to health and welfare plans from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) have included inquiries related to various mandates under the Affordable Care Act (the ACA or the Act). This is a significant development in the ongoing implementation of the ACA’s
Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of the administration’s health law, aka ObamaCare. Opponents are giddy with the possibility that the law might be struck down. Read More..
After three days of oral arguments last week, the fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) now lies in the hands of the nine Supreme Court justices. What, if any, provisions of the sweeping health care reform law will survive remains very much in question after the
The SJC heard three days of oral arguments about the individual mandate last week. The arguments were many: Do prior laws prevent us from even discussing it? Is it constitutional? Is it severable from the rest of the law? First I want to take a step back and say that I feel very fortu
What a difference a week makes. Before Monday morning, Supreme Court experts seemed confident the justices will uphold the health reform law and its controversial requirement that uninsured Americans buy medical coverage or pay a penalty. A panel put together by the American Bar Assoc
With the Supreme Court justices sounding like they might strike the mandate down, this is a question I’ve been getting a lot lately. I have pointed to New Jersey as a real life example of what can happen when insurance reforms take place but there is no incentive for consumers t
One possible outcome from the eventual Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare is the possibility that the individual mandate gets striked down for being unconstitutional, but that the rest of the law, including the requirement that insurance companies take anyone regardless of pre-existing
LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — It’s uncertain how the Supreme Court will rule after this week’s historic set of hearings on the Affordable Care Act, but insurers seem to be taking comfort in what the justices had to say. Read More..
How big is the constitutional challenge to the Obama health care law, which the Supreme Court will hear on March 26-28? For starters, it’s big enough for the justices to schedule six hours of arguments — more time than given to any case since 1966. After all, the Affordabl