Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
On February 28th at the winter meeting of the National Governor’s Association (NGA) in Washington, DC, during his remarks, President Obama unexpectedly endorsed a bipartisan bill sponsored by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and Scott Brown (R-MA). The legislation, the “Empowering States to Innovate Act,” would allow states to receive waivers from the ACA before 2017. A White House blog on the President’s announcement can be found here.
The Department of Justice filed its brief on February 28th in its appeal of a decision by a federal judge’s ruling in Virginia that the individual mandate is unconstitutional. The lawsuit against the ACA was originally filed by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R)...
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