Thomas Barker

Thomas Barker

Foley Hoag LLP

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Supreme Court Allows Closely Held Corporations to Invoke Religious Objections Against Providing Employee Contraceptive Coverage

In a 5-4 decision, the United State Supreme Court ruled Monday in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., that closely held for-profit corporations may invoke religious objections to exclude contraceptive coverage from the...more

7/2/2014 - Affordable Care Act Burwell v Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Contraceptives Hobby Lobby Religious Exemption Religious Freedom Restoration Act SCOTUS

DC District Court Strikes Down 340B Orphan Drug Rule

On May 23, Judge Contreras of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (DC District Court) ruled that the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) did not have the statutory authority to promulgate its...more

6/7/2014 - 340B Administrative Authority Affordable Care Act Covered Entities Dispute Resolution Drug Manufacturers FFDCA HRSA Orphan Drugs Permanent Injunctions PHRMA Popular Rulemaking Process Summary Judgment

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposes Changes to Six Protected Class Rule under Medicare Part D

On December 8, 2003, the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (the “MMA”) was signed into law by former President George W. Bush1. Prior to the enactment of the MMA, Medicare prescription drug...more

1/13/2014 - CMS FDA Healthcare Medicaid Medicare Medicare Modernization Act Medicare Part D Prescription Drugs

Foley Hoag and AdvaMed Collaborate on Industry Guidance on Retail Exemption in Final Device Tax Regulations

Foley Hoag and the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) collaborated on an important resource guiding manufacturers, importers, and producers of taxable medical devices through the newly released Internal Revenue...more

12/24/2012 - Excise Tax Exemptions FDA IRS Manufacturers Medical Devices

What Every Employer Should Know About the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

After months of uncertainty, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the federal healthcare reform law known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What does this landmark law mean for employers now and in the near and distant future?...more

11/13/2012 - Affordable Care Act Breastfeeding Employer Mandates Essential Health Benefits Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare SBC SCOTUS Tax Credits W-2

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