In This Issue:
Leading the News; 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.
Excerpt from Leading the News:
SCOTUS Historic DOMA Ruling Health Insurance Implications -
On June 26th, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in his majority opinion addressing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that the legislation inappropriately raises insurance costs for same-sex couples. The court struck down DOMA by a 5-4 vote. Just two days later, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management indicated it will allow same-sex spouses of federal employees to begin applying for health insurance benefits.
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