March 26, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday on whether companies have a right to an exemption from the contraception provision of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) for religious reasons. The plaintiffs in the combined cases of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Inc and ...[read more]
January 28, 2014
by Michael Roberts
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010 by President Obama, served as a major overhaul to the health insurance industry and established preventative services as a top priority. The PPACA requires certain preventative health services to be provided ...[read more]
November 29, 2013
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Meredith Kurz, Hofstra University School of Law Class of 2015, discusses the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its effects on ERISA benefits...In 2010, with a majority in the Senate and House of Representatives, President Barack Obama successfully passed his ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Congress passed comprehensive health care reform in March 2010 after over a year of debate in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is aimed at reforming the private health insurance market and ensuring greater access to health ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Comprehensive health care reform was passed by Congress in March 2010 after over a year of congressional debate. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was aimed at both reforming the private health insurance market and ensuring greater access to health insurance coverage. However, ...[read more]
February 1, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The Obama administration issued a new rule on Friday detailing a broader exemption to the contraception mandate, allowing for religious nonprofits that object to providing health insurance coverage for birth control to opt out of the requirement. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ( ...[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]
December 13, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On December 13, 2010, theUS District Court for the Eastern District of Virginiaruled that the individual mandate provision of thePatient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is unconstitutional. Judge Henry Hudson found that regulating an individual's decision to purchase health insuranc... ...[read more]
November 30, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On November 30, 2010, a judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Virginia dismissed a lawsuit brought by Liberty University challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), as well as its requirement that ...[read more]
August 3, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld a lower court's dismissal of a challenge to the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) for lack of standing. Nonprofit New Jersey Physicians, Inc., a doctor and his anonymous patient, argued that the new federal health care law ...[read more]

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