How Does King v. Burwell Decision Affect the Affordable Care Act?
The Affordable Care Act: The Structure of Health Plans – Interview with Alden Bianchi, Member, Mintz Levin
Anthem announced on July 24, 2015 that it would purchase Cigna, just three weeks after Aetna agreed to buy Human for $37 billion. The deal is valued at $54.2 billion, and would create the United States’ largest health insurer...more
ACA Repeal Votes Continue: As part of a rare Senate Sunday session to consider a bill to replenish the highway trust fund for six years, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) brought up an amendment to repeal the ACA—in...more
Maryland Attorney General Maryland Attorney General announced yesterday that Noridian Healthcare Solutions LLC will pay the State of Maryland $20 million up front and $5 million over the next 5 years for a total of $45...more
Montana’s Medicaid expansion waiver seeks monthly premiums and a “third party administrator”; Rhode Island’s Medicaid working group recommends pursuing a DSRIP waiver; and Utah’s Medicaid expansion discussions are put on hold...more
What was at stake in King v. Burwell?
DH: Perhaps more than initially meets the eye. If the U.S. Supreme Court had sided with the King v. Burwell plaintiffs, federal tax subsidies to reduce the cost of insurance premiums...more
During the United States Supreme Court’s 2014-2015 term, the Court departed from the pro-business reputation it had developed in labor and employment cases. This term, employees prevailed more often than not, including in...more
On June 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court released its much anticipated King v. Burwell decision regarding the validity of premium assistance issued by Federally-run Marketplaces. Chief Justice Roberts, writing for...more
One of the most highly anticipated decisions of the term—at least among the Sheppard Mullin Healthcare team—was issued Thursday by the Supreme Court: King v. Burwell. Six of the justices, including Chief Justice Roberts,...more
The Supreme Court handed the Obama administration a key victory this morning, upholding the tax credits that allow many low-income Americans to purchase health care insurance in states where the federal government is running...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Legislature Plans Long Day -
Early this past Wednesday morning, the Maine House and Senate...more
"Death spirals" were avoided today when the U.S. Supreme Court released its long awaited opinion in King v. Burwell, holding that tax credits are available to subsidize coverage for qualified individuals in all states,...more
Can you make apples out of applesauce? A first look at implications of the United States Supreme Court's decision (once again) in favor of the Affordable Care Act....more
The U.S. Supreme Court has once again ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). At issue in King. v. Burwell was whether the landmark legislation allows federal subsidies to be given to low-income consumers residing...more
Today, in King v. Burwell, the United States Supreme Court held that subsidies for coverage under all marketplace health exchanges pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) remain available. ...more
At the core of King v. Burwell is the concern of whether patients will have access to affordable medical care across the country, regardless of how a state chose to implement health care exchanges. In this video, Foley...more
The insurance exchanges created under Affordable Care Act have facilitated increased competition. Old version managed care models implemented cost-savings measures like pre-authorizations for medical care, hospital length of...more
On June 1, 2015, the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published its proposed rule on Medicaid managed care (CMS-2390-P). As noted in our two earlier advisories, which provided an overview of the proposed...more
Challenging a holding by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court in King v. Burwell, counsel Michael Carvin argued that the Affordable Care Act does not allow the federal government to issue tax...more
In our previous blog post, we evaluated the legal issues at stake in King v. Burwell. We will now examine some of the ramifications of a Supreme Court decision that goes against the Obama Administration, assuming such were to...more
The health care industry has been closely watching four cases challenging whether federal subsidies could be used to reduce costs to consumers for health insurance purchased on an Affordable Care Act (ACA) Exchange in a state...more
Washington and Iowa report surges in insurer participation in Marketplaces for 2016; Maine considers legislation to maintain premium subsidies regardless of King v. Burwell.
KING V. BURWELL ACTIVITY:
CMS releases new redetermination regulations and links uncompensated care funds to expanding Medicaid, and New York becomes the second state to launch the Basic Health Program.
On February 24-25, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) co-hosted a second public workshop as part of the “Examining Health Care Competition” series to study...more
This week, Alaska’s Governor introduced Medicaid expansion bills in both the House and Senate after failing to get approval in his budget. Colorado determined that non-ACA-compliant plans cannot be sold in 2016, a year ahead...more
1. Congress -
House Republican Working Group Outlines King v. Burwell “Off-Ramp” Plan
The House Republican Health Care Working Group has released an outline of policies they would support if the...more
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