How Does King v. Burwell Decision Affect the Affordable Care Act?
What's Next in Employee Wellness: Impact of the Affordable Care Act and New EEOC Initiatives
The Massachusetts Marketplace takes steps to ease consumer confusion by reducing choice among QHPs; North Carolina appears poised to pass Medicaid reform legislation; and bipartisan support is gaining for defining businesses...more
Part I: Is PPACA on the Road to Recovery?
The recent decision in King v. Burwell by the Supreme Court of the United States sent a strong message to critics of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010...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
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
On June 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court (the "Court"), in the high-profile decision of King v. Burwell, upheld the availability of tax credits under the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") for individuals purchasing health...more
The National The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) survived its second major legal challenge on June 25, 2015, when the United States Supreme Court ruled in King v. Burwell that federal tax subsidies designed to make individual...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
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:
This week Montana became the 30th state to expand Medicaid, and the battle over Medicaid expansion and uncompensated care reached a breaking point in Florida. Meanwhile, as the King v Burwell decision looms, Congress and...more
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.
States have long been the testing ground for new models of health care and coverage. Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act, which takes effect in less than two years, throws open the door to innovation by...more
This is the 47th in a series of WorkCite articles concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its companion statute, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (referred to collectively as the...more
Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in King v. Burwell, which some describe as an argument over a mere four words – "established by the state." But to the surprise of many, the Justices did not spend most of the...more
The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in the latest challenge to federal health care reform. And this challenge, though highly technical, is anything but minor – it could unravel the entire infrastructure of federal...more
As every healthcare geek and Supreme Court wonk will tell you, on March 4, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in King v. Burwell (an amalgamation of four cases – King v. Burwell, Halbig v. Burwell, Pruitt v....more
Although the official February 15th enrollment deadline has now passed, the 2015 open enrollment period isn’t over for the Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM) and many State-based Marketplaces (SBMs).While the FFM...more
HHS ramps up for the final week of open enrollment. Families buying into CHIP in Pennsylvania are granted tax relief, and though Medicaid expansion efforts seem to have hit a wall in Tennessee and Wyoming, Arkansas assures...more
This week, the IRS announces relief for some taxpayers who received excess advanced premium tax credits; Indiana and Arkansas make major announcements on Medicaid expansion and Iowa’s Governor announces a shift towards...more
This week, leadership changes at CMS continue, Montana’s Governor introduces Medicaid expansion legislation, and the California Marketplace allows new health plan entrants into the individual and SHOP Marketplaces for the...more
This week’s highlights include movement in states’ Marketplace and Medicaid leadership positions; Idaho takes a hard look at Medicaid expansion, and federal officials help Marketplace enrollees prepare for the 2014 tax...more
Enrollment and coverage expansion tops the new this week. Federal officials announced 6.5 million people have enrolled through the Federally-facilitated Marketplace and released the first in a monthly series of detailed...more
Although health care reform implementation via the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has focused mostly on federal changes to the health care marketplace, individual States are getting some much needed help to design and implement...more
On November 21, 2014, the Obama administration released two proposed rules affecting health insurance issuers’ offering of private health insurance products both inside and outside of the public insurance exchanges...more
With the 2015 Open Enrollment Period (OEP) officially launched as of November 15, this week’s news highlights Marketplaces’ preparation for and tracking of outreach and enrollment – including 100,000 applications submitted on...more
On July 22, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued conflicting opinions on a key aspect of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"). The cases are Halbig v....more
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