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Legal News
8 Jan 2016
by Shriram T. Eachambadi

US President Barack Obama [official website] on Friday vetoed a bill [HR 3762] that would have repealed his signature health care law. The president explained [press release] that the proposed bill "would not only repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) [text], but would reverse the significant progress we … [read more]


Legal News
7 Jan 2016
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The US Congress on Wednesday sent a bill [HR 3762] to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) [text] to President Barrack Obama [official profile]. The repeal bill is one of the first pieces of legislation against the ACA to reach Obama's desk in the past five years. The bill … [read more]


Legal News
28 Dec 2015
by Justin Cosgrove

District Judge Edward Chen [official profile] for the Northern District of California [official website] last Monday ruled [opinion, PDF] that California's policy for reimbursing out-of-state hospitals that care for California Medicaid (Medi-Cal) patients is unconstitutional. Hospitals in Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona sued the California Department of Health Care Services [official … [read more]


Academic Commentary
7 Dec 2015
by Robert I. Field of Drexel University Kline School of Law
edited by Cassandra Baubie

JURIST Guest Columnist Robert Field of the Drexel University Kline School of Law discusses the controversy surrounding the latest challenges to the Affordable Care Act ...The barrage of lawsuits challenging the Affordable Care Act (ACA) shows no signs of abating, even in the wake of two major US Supreme … [read more]


Academic Commentary
26 Nov 2015
by Glenn C. Smith of California Western School of Law
edited by Dave Rodkey

JURIST Guest Columnist Glenn C. Smith of the California Western School of Law discusses the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act...All petitions to have a lower-court ruling reviewed by the US Supreme Court are long shots. Still, the recently-filed petition for certiorari in Sissel v. DHHS [PDF] — contending … [read more]


Academic Commentary
17 Nov 2015
by Dwight Duncan of University of Massachusetts School of Law
edited by Dave Rodkey

JURIST Guest Columnist Dwight Duncan of the University of Massachusetts School of Law discusses the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act...In 2012 Chief Justice John Roberts surprised the country with his creative jurisprudence in upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) [PDF]. He joined the four conservative … [read more]


Legal News
27 Oct 2015
by Taylor Isaac

The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) [advocacy website] filed a petition writ of certiorari [text, PDF] on Monday asking the US Supreme Court [official website] to hear their case challenging the Affordable Care Act (ACA) [text, PDF] under Article 1, Section 7 of the Constitution [text]. PLF claims that because the … [read more]


Legal News
23 Oct 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The state of Texas, along with Kansas and Louisiana, on Thursday filed a lawsuit [complaint] challenging the legality of the Health Insurance Providers Fee required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) [text]. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton [official website] believes [press release] that the ACA's providers fee forces states … [read more]


Legal News
20 Oct 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Monday denied a request by the Obama administration to immediately appeal an earlier ruling [opinions] that allowed a challenge to a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) [text] to go forward. Judge Rosemary … [read more]


Legal News
9 Oct 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official profile] signed [press release] the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act (HR 1624) [text] into law on Wednesday. This law will amend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) [text] by changing businesses with 51-100 employees to a "large employer" designation instead of the current "small … [read more]


Legal News
18 Sep 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) violates the religious rights of employers by forcing them to help provide contraceptive coverage despite not being required to pay for it. The ACA requires all employers to … [read more]


Legal News
10 Sep 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Wednesday ruled [text, PDF] that Republican members of the House of Representatives have standing to sue the Secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Treasury regarding the Patient Protection … [read more]


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
edited by Marisa Rodrigues

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]

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