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Legal News
29 May 2015
by Sarah Boehme

The New York Assembly [official website] voted 89-47 on Wednesday in favor of legislation [A05062 materials] establishing publicly funded universal health coverage in which all New York residents may enroll. Supporters of the legislation said that the coverage would be extended to the uninsured [AP report] and costs would be … [read more]


Legal News
21 May 2015
by Laura DeGeer

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 2-1 Tuesday that the University of Notre Dame [official website] shall not, at the time being, be exempted from the federal government's birth control mandate. Last June, in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores [opinion, PDF], … [read more]


Legal News
17 Apr 2015
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito [official profile] issued a temporary stay on Wednesday preventing the federal government from requiring the Roman Catholic dioceses and its affiliates in Pittsburgh and Erie, Pennsylvania to comply with the birth control mandates of the Affordable Care Act [text]. The religious groups petitioned … [read more]


Legal News
15 Apr 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] on Tuesday dismissed [opinion, PDF] a lawsuit that challenged the fairness of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) [text, PDF] for allowing members of Congress and their staffs to receive subsidies for their health insurance. US … [read more]


Legal News
11 Apr 2015
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] against portions of a Missouri law [text, PDF] which required those providing health plan advice to obtain a license from the state, concluding that the licensing portions of the state law are pre-empted … [read more]


Legal News
31 Mar 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday declined [order list, PDF] to hear a challenge to the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) [text]. The order lets stand a decision [text] by the US Court of Appeals for the … [read more]


Academic Commentary
14 Mar 2015
by Timothy Jost of Washington & Lee University School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Timothy Jost of Washington and Lee University School of Law discusses how interpreting the ACA in King v. Burwell affect Medicaid and CHIP recipients ... An important issue flagged in the March 4 Supreme Court oral argument in King v. Burwell has until now been largely ignored. … [read more]


Legal News
4 Mar 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Wednesday heard oral arguments [transcript, PDF] for King v. Burwell [docket]. The court is asked to rule on whether the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) [official website] may adopt regulations to extend tax-credit subsidies to coverage purchased through the federal health insurance exchange … [read more]


Academic Commentary
14 Feb 2015
by Steven D. Smith of University of San Diego School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Steven Smith, of the University of San Diego School of Law, discusses the significance surrounding the decision made in Holt v. Hobbs and our nation's commitment to religious freedom ...In Holt v. Hobbs [PDF], the US Supreme Court methodically applied the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons … [read more]


Legal News
11 Feb 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] Kansas Governor Sam Brownback [official website] on Tuesday rescinded [press release] a number of executive orders by the former governor, including one that protected lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) state employees from unfair hiring practices, sexual harassment and other types of discrimination at work. The previous executive order … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jan 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday declined [order list, PDF] to hear another challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) [text, PDF]. The court rejected an appeal [text, PDF] by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and the Alliance for Natural Health USA … [read more]


Legal News
21 Nov 2014
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] against the Department of Health and Human Services [official website] and the Department of Treasury [official website] on Friday for the departments' alleged abuse of their executive powers through conduct promoting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care … [read more]


Legal News
15 Nov 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that religious non-profit groups' rights were not violated when required to certify that they are opting out of the contraception mandate [JURIST backgrounder], a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable … [read more]


Legal News
29 Oct 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida [official website] on Tuesday issued a temporary ruling [text, PDF] blocking the enforcement of the contraception mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [text] against a Florida Roman Catholic college. The order, which came … [read more]


Legal News
1 Oct 2014
by William Helbling

[JURIST] A U.S. District judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma [official website] on Tuesday struck down [order] federal tax subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) [text, PDF]. Judge Ronald White found that the Internal Revenue Service rule, which provides subsidies … [read more]


Legal News
4 Sep 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] The US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Thursday threw out a July judgment that ruled subsidies that help individuals purchase insurance through the federal exchanges are illegal. The court granted an Obama administration request to have its full panel of judges … [read more]


Legal News
24 Aug 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) [official website] on Friday issued proposed rules to revise which for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations [proposed rules, PDF] are exempt from the contraception mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [text]. The changes come in response to the … [read more]


Legal News
31 Jul 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] passed a resolution on Wednesday authorizing Speaker of the House John Boehner [official website] to move ahead with a lawsuit which would challenge President Barack Obama's [official website] 2013 decision to waive the federal healthcare law's employer mandate without Congress's consent. The … [read more]


Legal News
24 Jul 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] Two federal appeals courts in the US issued conflicting rulings within hours of one another on Tuesday, as the federal court system continues to grapple with the legal ramifications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) [tex, PDF]. The most recent legal debate with the PPACA surrounds … [read more]


Professional Commentary
23 Jul 2014
by Renee Mattei Myers and Redeate Dessalegn of Eckert

JURIST Guest Columnists Renee Mattei Myers and Redeate Dessalegn of Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, LLC discuss the effect of the recent US Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. on employers and employees... In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court held the Department of Health … [read more]

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