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The Far-Reaching Impact of the Supreme Court Health Care Reform Decision

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Law.com reports:

“In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of the United States has upheld the individual mandate provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Affordable Care Act”). As a result, the individual mandate and other sweeping health care reform provisions that were passed in March 2010 will remain in effect, at least for the time being. The Supreme Court decision does, however, limit the federal government’s power to terminate state Medicaid funds.

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Humana Inc. : Humana to Voluntarily Preserve Key Health Care Reform Protections

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

4-Traders reports:

With a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act – also known as the federal health care reform law – expected later this month, Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) issued the following statement:

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U.S. sets deadline for proposals on state healthcare exchanges

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Reuters reports:

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration forged ahead with healthcare reforms on Wednesday, announcing a November 16 deadline for state governments to submit proposals showing how they intend to operate health insurance exchanges in 2014.

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Health reform law poses quandary for states

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Politico reports:

“If the Supreme Court upholds the health reform law this summer, states could be forced to a moment-of-truth situation: Do they set up a health insurance exchange, or do they let the feds come in and run theirs?

The problem is that many legislatures could be long gone by the time the Supreme Court has an answer. That leaves special sessions as their main option for sorting out the exchange question — but state lawmakers and those working with these states aren’t hopeful about the chances of calling them in the aftermath of the court’s ruling.

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Republicans Eye Health Plan Should Court Overturn Reform

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Newsmax reports:

“Republicans in Congress are getting ready to answer an election-year question that has dogged the party’s campaign for months: How would it replace President Barack Obama’s healthcare law if the measure is overturned or repealed?

House Republicans are working to create a legislative blueprint they can sell to voters after the Supreme Court rules on Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the nation’s most sweeping healthcare legislation since Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s.

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Ruling may spur foes to challenge Mass. health law

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Boston.com reports:

“A Supreme Court ruling against President Obama’s landmark health care law could prompt challenges to the Massachusetts law that inspired it, according to legal specialists and activists following the case.

The legal case against the federal Affordable Care Act pivots on the constitutionality of its requirement that nearly every American obtain health insurance. Massachusetts was the first state to introduce such an individual mandate when lawmakers passed Governor Mitt Romney’s health care plan in 2006. (more…)

White House: No Contingencies For Health Care Law

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Insurance News Net reports:

“Voicing optimism, the White House on Wednesday said it is too early to devise contingency plans that anticipate the Supreme Court striking down any portion of President Barack Obama’s health care law.

Separately, the White House says it has “every confidence” in the solicitor general’s handling of the high court debate over the health care law.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that after three days of oral arguments before the court, the White House remained focused on enacting all the provisions of the law.

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Justices unlikely to have last word on health care

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Benifits Pro reports:

“WASHINGTON (AP) — The weight of a Supreme Court decision isn’t likely to settle the contentious debate over health care in America, a nation disdainful of big government and historically unable to guarantee affordable basic coverage to all its citizens.

The court announced Monday it will take up the constitutional challenge to President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law, with a decision expected next summer in the thick of the presidential election. But even if the law is upheld, Republican congressional leaders say they’ll keep crusading for its repeal.

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Health Law Survives Test in Court of Appeals

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

The New York Times reports:

“A federal appeals court in Washington upheld the Obama administration’s health care law on Tuesday in a decision written by a prominent conservative jurist.

The decision came as the Supreme Court is about to consider whether to take up challenges to the Affordable Care Act, a milestone legislative initiative of the administration.

Of four appellate court rulings on the health care law so far, this is the third to deal with the law on the merits, and the second that upholds it.

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