Looking Ahead to the Supreme Court’s Health Care Reform Hearings (March 26 – 28)

In three weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing oral argument on the constitutionality of certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). Almost three years to the day after the ACA was enacted, it will become the most significant piece of legis
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Florida v. HHS Raises Key Constitutional Issues Related to Health Care Reform

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has garnered significant national attention. It makes several fundamental reforms to the nation’s health care system — including major changes affecting the country’s health insurance markets. Reflecting considerable controversy over the law, opponents ha
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Supreme Court’s FMLA Decision in Coleman May Spell Trouble for Healthcare Reform Law

In Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Maryland, ___ U.S. ____ (No. 10-1016, Mar. 20, 2012), the Supreme Court held, in a 5-4 decision, that suits against states under the “self-care” provision of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are barred by sovereign immunity. The case turned on a co
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If the individual mandate falls, can the health care law stand?

On March 26 the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments in the case on health reform. At the center of the controversy is the constitutionality of the individual mandate. Advocates say the mandate is the key to making the law work and congress has the power to regulate commerc
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Experts Outline Alternatives if Supreme Court Strikes Down PPACA’s Individual Mandate

If the U.S. Supreme Court throws out the individual mandate in the health reform law, it may not be that difficult to find a replacement, health policy experts told Bloomberg BNA in recent interviews. Read More..
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The New Jersey Experience: Do Insurance Reforms Unravel Without An Individual Mandate?

On Monday, when the Supreme Court hears arguments about whether the Affordable Care Act is constitutional, the justices will also contemplate a policy issue: Is it possible to reform the private insurance market, making affordable coverage available to all, without an individual manda
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Insurers at Risk in Challenge to Health Law’s Medicaid Plan

A Supreme Court decision striking down the U.S. health-care law’s expansion of Medicaid might expose environmental and educational laws to legal challenges while hurting stocks that surged anticipating more than $600 billion in new spending over the next decade. Read More..
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The Supreme Court ACA Arguments: Timothy Jost On The Anti-Injunction Act

The first day of Supreme Court oral arguments on the Affordable Care Act focused on the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA). This statute, enacted in 1867, provides that “no suit for the purpose of restraining the assessment or collection of any tax shall be maintained in any court by any perso
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Supreme Court signals it won’t punt on ObamaCare decision

One thing was clear out of the Supreme Court’s opening session Monday on the federal health care overhaul — the justices are eager to issue a ruling, and unlikely to punt. Read More..
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Employers Monitor Health Care Law Arguments

The Supreme Court won’t rule on President Obama’s health care case until June. Republicans vow to repeal the law if they win big in November. David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, talks to David Greene about how the ruling could affect doctors, hospita
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