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January 07, 2019 | Daily News

As 2019 opens with a divided Congress and a partially closed federal government, the debates about what Medicaid should cover and who it should be for show no signs of letting up.

January 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Department of Justice On Friday (Jan. 4), pointing to the ongoing government shutdown, asked a Texas district court to hold off on any briefings on House Democrats’ Thursday (Jan. 3) motion to intervene in the high-profile case over the ACA. DOJ tells the court it opposes the House motion, but will not be able to respond by the Jan. 24 deadline because of the lapse in appropriations.

January 04, 2019 | Daily News

CMS’ Medicaid chief, an outspoken critic of Medicaid expansion, is leaving the agency after less than three months on the job.

January 04, 2019 | Daily News

Two new Democrats have joined the Senate Finance Committee and Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined the Senate health committee for the 116th Congress.

January 03, 2019 | Daily News

Newly-elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has paved the way for hearings on Medicare for All early in the upcoming Congress, ushering in the Democratic Congress by appealing to the more left-leaning, progressive members of her caucus.

January 03, 2019 | Daily News

The group of Democratic attorneys general intervening to fully defend the Affordable Care Act from the constitutional challenge have formally appealed Texas U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor’s controversial decision that, if upheld, would strike the entire law.

January 02, 2019 | Daily News

A federal district court last week rejected the government’s request to pause action on a lawsuit over the final association health plan rule due to the government shutdown, pointing out that the Department of Labor, which is still fully funded, is primarily responsible for compiling the administrative record.

January 02, 2019 | Daily News

A federal judge is asking the state of Maryland and the federal government to comment on whether a Texas district court’s move to officially pause the controversial ruling on the Affordable Care Act has an effect on the state’s related case.

January 02, 2019 | Daily News

The House speaker would have permission to intervene in any court case over the Affordable Care Act, including the high-profile Texas case, under the new rules package Democrats unveiled late Tuesday (Jan. 1).

December 31, 2018 | Daily News

Texas federal district Judge Reed O’ Connor stressed in a Dec. 30 ruling that the 17 Democratic attorneys general who are intervening in the high-profile case over the Affordable Care Act are unlikely to win an appeal either on standing or on the merits, but agreed to formally issue a stay of his earlier ruling that shot down the ACA in order to mitigate confusion.

December 31, 2018 | Daily News

The lobby representing employers that rely on self-funded health insurance benefits that fall under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is touting successful efforts to prevent states from turning to job-based plans and administrators for money to support reinsurance programs, and pledges to continue that work.

December 27, 2018 | Daily News

The 17 Democratic attorneys general intervening in the high-profile case over the Affordable Care Act stress in a brief that all parties agree the recent ruling has no immediate impact and the case should quickly move to the appeal stage, and California AG Xavier Becerra, who is spearheading the fight to defend the law, asked Judge Reed O’Connor to rule on their motion by Jan. 1.

December 27, 2018 | Daily News

The Department of Justice on Wednesday (Dec. 26) asked a federal district court to pause proceedings in the ongoing case over association health plans (AHPs) due to the government shutdown.

December 21, 2018 | Daily News

The Department of Justice agrees with a group of Democratic attorneys general that U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor should clarify that his controversial ACA ruling is not final -- and thus has no immediate impact -- or should be stayed pending appeal, while the 20 GOP-led states that filed the case say a clarification is not needed and they won’t seek to enforce the order while it is on appeal.

December 20, 2018 | Daily News

The House on Thursday  passed legislation that delays or repeals several of the taxes in the Affordable Care Act, including the so-called Cadillac tax, the medical device tax and the tax on health insurance plans.

December 20, 2018 | Daily News

A federal judge in Maryland is now weighing whether to grant the Department of Justice’s request to dismiss Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh’s lawsuit asking the court to declare the Affordable Care Act constitutional following oral arguments held Wednesday (Dec. 19).

December 20, 2018 | Daily News

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced his incoming permanent health policy staff for the next Congress, consisting of a combination of returning and new health policy staffers.

December 19, 2018 | Daily News

According to preliminary final tallies of the 2019 Affordable Care Act open enrollment period, 8.5 million people enrolled in federal exchange plans for 2019 compared to 8.8 people at this same time last year.

December 19, 2018 | Daily News

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) blocked a resolution introduced by Senate Democrats that would have authorized the Senate to intervene in the high-profile Texas lawsuit that overturned the Affordable Care Act.

December 19, 2018 | Daily News

The White House Office of Management and Budget is reviewing a CMS request to rescind a rule, proposed in March, that would exempt states with at least 85 percent of their Medicaid population in managed care from certain fee-for-service access monitoring requirements and allow for certain “nominal” pay cuts to be exempt from access analyses requirements.

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