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12 Attorneys General File Lawsuit Over Association Health Plans

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Health Payer Intelligence reports:

A dozen state attorneys general are suing the Department of Labor (DOL) over the expansion of association health plan (AHPs).

In the suit, which was filed in the DC District Court of Appeals, the officials argue that broad availability of AHPs violates the consumer protections included in the Affordable Care Act.

The DOL’s final rule allows contractors and individuals in similar industries to enroll in AHPs that operate outside of the ACA’s enforceable policies.

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How I Was Wrong About ObamaCare

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

The Wall Street Journal reports:

“I was wrong. Wrong about an important part of ObamaCare.

When I joined the Obama White House to advise the president on health-care policy as the only physician on the National Economic Council, I was deeply committed to developing the best health-care reform we could to expand coverage, improve quality and bring down costs. We worked for months to pass this landmark legislation, and I still count celebrating the passage of the Affordable Care Act with the president one balmy spring night in 2010 as one of my greatest Washington memories.

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Health Care Reform And The 47 Percent

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s secretly videoed remarks regarding the number of Americans “dependent upon government” have sparked a great deal of debate over who in the public receives what from the state.

The Census Bureau’s latest figures confirm that 49 percent of Americans received benefits from at least one federal program.[1] This total, however, mixes apples and oranges insofar as it includes 35 percent of individuals who rely on means-tested benefits and those who might be viewed as having “earned” their benefits, including nearly 50 million recipients of Social Security and much smaller numbers of individuals who qualify for unemployment benefits, workers’ compensation, veterans benefits, etc.

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Supreme Court To Sort Out Health-Care Mandate

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Insurance News Net reports:

“Connie Cass; Connie Cass The Associated Press

This is the first in a weeklong package of stories previewing the Supreme Court’s consideration of President Obama’s health-care overhaul law.

WASHINGTON – Death, taxes and now health insurance? Having a medical plan or else paying a fine is about to become another certainty of American life, unless the Supreme Court says no.

People are split over the wisdom of President Obama’s health- care overhaul, but they are nearly united against its requirement that everybody have insurance. The mandate is intensely unpopular even though more than 8 in 10 people in the United States already are covered by workplace plans or government programs such as Medicare. When the insurance obligation kicks in, not even two years from now, most people won’t need to worry or buy anything new.

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Understanding the Health Care Reform Litigation

Monday, February 20th, 2012
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The Jurist reports:

“The party and amicus briefs are stacking up in advance of the five-and-a-half hours of oral argument on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) to be held March 26-28. The following provides an overview of this historic constitutional challenge. I have expressed my views in previous JURIST articles about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, and have joined the health law professors’ amicus brief in support of government’s position. This piece, though, is in the nature of a guide. A guide to what is sure to be a complex and riveting oral argument with lasting reverberations.

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Health Spending Rose in ’09, but at Low Rate

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

The New York Times reports:

“WASHINGTON — Total national health spending grew by 4 percent in 2009, the slowest rate of increase in 50 years, as people lost their jobs, lost health insurance and deferred medical care, the federal government reported on Wednesday.

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