Robert Pohls – Pohls & Associates

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Walnut Creek, California 94596, United States

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The Calm Before the Storm: Preparing for Changes in the Health Insurance Marketplace

The American health insurance industry is changing in multiple and significant ways. Many of those changes were directly imposed by legislation. Others are being prompted by implementing regulations. Still others are the…more
| Health, Insurance

A Brave New World: Health Insurance Regulation and Litigation After NFIB v. Sebelius

The American health insurance industry is changing in multiple and significant ways. Many of those changes were directly imposed by legislation. Others are being prompted by implementing regulations. Still others are the…more
| Health, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

Four Things Agents Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act

Given its ambitious scope, the Affordable Care Act promises to have a profound impact on health insurers, employers and virtually every American citizen. However, because they occupy a unique place in the health insurance…more
| Finance & Banking, Health, Insurance

The Affordable Care Act Upheld: Now What For Our Clients?

On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court issued its decision in a trio of cases which challenged the constitutionality of certain provisions in the Affordable Care Act. Ultimately, a majority of the justices concluded that the Act’s…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Health, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

The Supreme Court's Ruling on Health Care Reform: How Does it Impact Our Clients?

On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court issued its decision in a trio of cases which challenged the constitutionality of certain provisions in the Affordable Care Act. Ultimately, a majority of the justices concluded that the Act’s…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Health, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

Medicaid Expansion May Fall If Supreme Court Determines it Coerces States

The Affordable Care Act provides for a substantial expansion of the population that states “must cover” under Medicaid. However, if a state fails to participate in this expansion of Medicaid, the state could lose all of its…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Health, Insurance

The Constitutionality of the Individual Mandate May Affect the Fate of the Entire Affordable Care Act

If the Supreme Court decides that the individual mandate is not constitutional, the next question the Justices will need to answer -- and the question the Justices grappled with in the morning of the third day of oral arguments…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Health, Insurance

Constitutionality of Individual Mandate Will Be a Closer Vote Than Originally Thought

While oral arguments often are an uncertain guide to how the Supreme Court will vote, the Justices’ questions and comments during the second day of oral arguments about the Affordable Care Act signaled that the Supreme Court’s…more
| Constitutional Law, Health, Insurance

Supreme Court Likely to Move Forward on Affordable Care Act Cases

The first day of oral arguments before the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act addressed whether the challenges to the Affordable Care Act are barred by the Tax Anti-Injunction Act. As expected, a…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Health, Insurance

Health Care Reform Update: Preparing for the Supreme Court Arguments About the Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act

On November 14, 2011, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in three cases which involve constitutional challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Affordable Care Act”). In recognition of the importance and…more
| Health, Insurance

An Overview of the Affordable Care Act

While many of the changes mandated by the Affordable Care Act are new, others are not. Rather, many of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions serve to give life to old ideas and programs that were considered (if not tried) in the…more
| Health, Insurance

A Brief History of Health Care Reform in America

On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act). The measure became law when, on March 30, 2000, he also signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation…more
| Constitutional Law, Health, Insurance

An Introduction to Long Term Care Insurance

Long term care insurance protects against a particular class of financial losses caused by chronic illness or disability. Specifically, it enables policyholders to offset the substantial costs of any home care, nursing care or…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Insurance

National Health Care Reform: What is It and What Does It Mean to You?

National health care reform is not a modern concept. Rather, it is an idea that finds its roots in models that European countries first used in the late 1800’s and has been a consistent piece of the American political dialogue…more
| Health, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

Litigating Subjective Disability Claims

Disability claims involving subjective (or “self-reported”) conditions present unique problems. In the typical scenario, the condition that is alleged to have caused the disability cannot be confirmed by objective medical…more
| Insurance
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