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Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Medicaid Receiving Startlingly Little Attention As Everyone Discusses Medicare
Obama Administration Calls for Free Access to Federally Funded Research
Can Virginia Block Non-Residents from FOIA Requests? Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
Should Wall Street Fear Mary Jo White?
Looking Ahead to Washington State’s Legalized Marijuana Marketplace
Congressman: My Plan Would Reduce Student Loan Defaults: Video
Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Tax Questions to Ask Yourself with the End of 2012 and the Fiscal Cliff Approaching
Obama Blocks Chinese-Owned Wind Project Out of Concerns for National Security
Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?
Stewart Baker, Former GC of NSA, on Why the Cybersecurity Act Failed & Threat of Tomorrow’s Terrorism
Not Prepared for Healthcare Reform? Three things employers need to focus on now.
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Smartphone Data Solution: Sharing Airwaves
The Apellate Process Explained - Kathi Sandweiss discusses the appeals process and what it can and can't do for your situation.
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
NLRB Posting Rule Delayed Again, Will We Ever See Resolution?—McKenna Long's Seth Borden
Is there a way to safely use social media in the interview process?
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s opinion in Nazareth Hosp. v. Sebelius, slip op. no. 10-3513 furnished a surprising victory to two providers that challenged the calculation of the...more
On March 7, 2013, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to compounding pharmacy Medi-Fare Drug & Home Health Center (Medi-Fare Drug), taking the FDA's most aggressive position to date...more
On January 8, 2013, the Michigan Court of Appeals, in a two-to-one decision, held that the Michigan Civil Service Commission could extend eligibility in the State Health Plan to “other eligible adult individuals” (OEAI) who...more
If you thought that the legal battle over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") was put to rest in NFIB v. Sebelius, you may want to pay attention to Liberty University v. Geithner. ...more
In This Issue:
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups Scheduled.
The Conventional Wisdom -
Earlier this year, prior to the oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court (the “Court”) in National Federation of Business, et al. v. Sebelius ( “National Federation” case), 132...more
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board has found that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) lacks jurisdiction over Florida Hospital of Orlando, a TRICARE health services provider,...more
In January, when the Department of Health and Human Services announced that qualifying health insurance plans under Obamacare would have to cover contraceptives and "morning after" pills, many religious institutions — most...more
In This Issue:
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA); Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; and Other Health Care News.
Excerpt from Implementation of the...more
When Brian Hall, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, and other over-65 retirees requested to opt out of Medicare's hospital insurance coverage (because they preferred their existing private coverage), the Social Security...more
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”) generally requires health insurance issuers and group health plans (other than grandfathered arrangements) to cover specified preventive health services without...more
What Happens to Floridians who do not Buy Health Insurance?
On June 28, 2012, the United States Supreme Court ruled in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, that the mandate in the Patient Protection...more
On August 16, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit dismissed a challenge to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") provision that effectively eliminates the "whole hospital"...more
In this video, attorney Eric Athey, Co-Chair of the McNees Labor and Employment group, discusses the possibility of a repeal of PPACA. Mitt Romney has pledged that, if elected, he will work to repeal the Act. However, given...more
Many employers were caught off guard by the Supreme Court's recent decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act or Healthcare Reform. Most expected the Act to be struck down. Those employers that...more
Pennsylvania’s controversial Voter ID Law may activate a new duty for nursing homes, personal care homes, and assisted living residences to issue photo identification to residents if necessary to enable them to...more
Lane Powell Counsel to the Firm Matt Claman authored a July 4 Alaska Dispatch article titled “Independence Day: Time Also to Celebrate Fair and Impartial Courts.” In the article, Claman discussed the U.S. Supreme Court’s...more
In March 2010 the hotly contested Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) (ACA or the Act) was signed into law by President Obama. Since its enactment, some health care providers have struggled to meet the Act’s current...more
Following the Supreme Court’s June 28, 2012 decision in NFIB v. Sebelius upholding most of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), state governors were left to make vital decisions regarding their states’...more
On June 28, 2012, the Supreme court ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”) is constitutional. What does the decision mean for employers?
The Supreme Court’s decision rests on some...more
A federal judge has indefinitely extended his injunction of a new Mississippi law that requires abortion clinic physicians to be board-certified OB-GYNs and to have patient-admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The law...more
On June 28, 2012, the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The Supreme Court’s decision is based upon the review of two provisions of the Act: (1) the...more
Like most things in Washington today, no debate ever really ends, with the losers vowing to fight on and looking to find opportunities to snatch defeat from the opponent’s jaws of victory. For example, critics of the...more
When the Supreme Court upheld the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act last week, the rhetoric started flying fast and furious. In lieu of debating the actual merits and policy of the health care law, its...more
On June 28, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court decided the first consolidated cases on Health Care Reform. Those cases challenged the constitutionality of two provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...more
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