July 23, 2014
by Jason Kellam
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 ...[read more]
March 31, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied review of two cases brought by Roman Catholic non-profit groups seeking an exemption from part of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requiring employers to provide insurance coverage for contraception. Both cases, Roman Catholic Archbishop of ...[read more]
January 27, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
The US Supreme Court on Friday issued an order enjoining the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) from requiring that the Little Sisters, a Roman Catholic order, fill out a formal government document in order to secure exemption from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ( ...[read more]
October 22, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Hobby Lobby on Monday filed a brief in the US Supreme Court, urging the court to review its case regarding the constitutionality of the birth-control mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in September filed a ...[read more]
September 26, 2013
by Alexandra Cabonor
JURIST Guest Columnist Amy Miller of the ACLU Nebraska discusses the recent challenge to Nebraska's ban on same-sex couple's rights to adopt and serve as foster parents...Those practicing in family law—no matter which state you're in—are used to one simple formulation in cases involving ch... ...[read more]
April 15, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On April 15, 2010, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HSS), per an order from President Barack Obama, advised hospitals that accept Medicare and Medicaid funding to broaden patient rights. These rights include honoring any advance directives created by a patient, which usually dictate ...[read more]
January 23, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday in Sebelius v. Auburn Regional Medical Center that 10-year-old final rulings for Medicare reimbursement cannot be appealed to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) beyond the deadlines previously set by the Secretary of HHS, despite ...[read more]
January 14, 2013
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Ilya Shapiro, a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, says that the ACA's contraception mandate unduly infringes on the First Amendment...Soon after the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), or Obamacare, the ...[read more]
November 2, 2012
by Julia Zebley
Five hospitals filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Health and Human Services in the US District Court for the District of Columbia Thursday over what they contend is a scheme to deny them reimbursement from Medicare for necessary medical services. The coalition, led by the American ...[read more]
September 2, 2012
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Matthew Cavedon, Emory University School of Law Class of 2015, compares the Department of Health and Human Services's contraception mandate to the Food and Drug Administration's attempt to regulate tobacco...As 24 lawsuits filed against the Department of Health and Human ...[read more]

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