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April 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Supreme Court Friday (April 3) agreed to an extended briefing schedule in the high-profile lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act, now known as California v. Texas, in a move the Democratic AGs say could lead to oral arguments in October.

April 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Supreme Court on Friday (April 3) postponed oral arguments in two major health care cases, one involving states’ attempts to regulate pharmacy benefit managers and the other involving the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate.

April 01, 2020 | Daily News

Anthem Inc. fraudulently overcharged CMS by millions of dollars in Medicare Advantage payments by failing to correct inaccurate diagnosis data, federal prosecutors allege in a lawsuit against the company.

March 27, 2020 | Daily News

CMS’ rule requiring hospitals to disclose their prices does not infringe on hospitals’ First Amendment rights, the agency argues in recent court papers while also dismissing the administrative costs that hospitals will incur to comply with the rule.

March 26, 2020 | Daily News

CMS must set up an appeals process for certain Medicare beneficiaries who are placed under observation at hospitals rather than designated as inpatients, a federal judge ruled.

March 23, 2020 | Daily News

President Donald Trump on Sunday reaffirmed his support for the ongoing challenge to the Affordable Care Act, even as the suit threatens to strip protections for people with preexisting conditions in the midst of a global epidemic, infuriating health care advocates and Democratic officials.

March 23, 2020 | Daily News

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL) blasted President Donald Trump and his administration’s response to the growing coronavirus pandemic for failing to open a healthcare.gov special enrollment period or to urge states to expand Medicaid, in a call Monday (March 23) marking the 10-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.

March 20, 2020 | Daily News

All parties involved in the high-profile Texas v. USA case challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act asked the Supreme Court to approve an extended briefing schedule that would still allow oral arguments to be held in the October session.

March 20, 2020 | Daily News

Two members of a three-judge panel on Friday (March 20) seemed inclined to uphold the Trump administration’s expansion of short-term, limited-duration health plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act’s market reforms.

March 19, 2020 | Daily News

A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments Friday (March 20) on the Trump administration’s expansion of short-term insurance plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act’s market reforms.

March 19, 2020 | Daily News

Oral arguments in the lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s expansion of short-term insurance plans may be delayed or canceled after a federal appeals court suspended arguments in all cases in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

March 19, 2020 | Daily News

Three liberal-leaning judges will decide the fate of CMS’ so-called site neutral policy, a federal appeals court revealed Wednesday (March 18).

March 05, 2020 | Daily News

A group of House Republicans blasted Democrats for refusing to move a legislative fix that would preserve the Affordable Care Act’s key preexisting conditions protections should the Supreme Court rule the individual mandate to be invalid along with the rest of the ACA.

March 04, 2020 | Daily News

A federal judge on Wednesday (March 4) invalidated Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements in the latest court decision against CMS’ approval of the controversial policy. Utah is now the only state in the country with active Medicaid work requirements, though penalties for non-compliance do not kick in until later this year.

March 02, 2020 | Daily News

The Supreme Court will review the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, Texas v. USA, stripping the case from a conservative district court and potentially setting up a battle over former President Barack Obama’s legacy achievement just prior to this year’s high-stakes election.

February 26, 2020 | Daily News

The federal government’s new policy of penalizing legal immigrants if they are deemed likely to use Medicaid took heat Wednesday (Feb. 26) from two federal appellate judges, who invoked the coronavirus outbreak to emphasize the importance of encouraging people to seek preventive health care.

February 24, 2020 | Daily News

Federal immigration officials on Monday (Feb. 24) began enforcing new rules that will deny green cards and some visas to immigrants who are in poor health or deemed likely to rely on Medicaid.

February 24, 2020 | Daily News

Planned Parenthood is urging Congress to reverse the Trump administration’s rule that blocks Title X recipients from either offering abortion services or referring patients for the services, after the full panel of the Ninth Circuit Court on Monday ruled 7-4 that the rule can go into effect.

February 21, 2020 | Daily News

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments during the last week of April in two contentious health care cases -- one involving states’ attempts to regulate pharmacy benefit managers and the other involving the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate.

February 20, 2020 | Daily News

If the Supreme Court decides to take up the high-profile Affordable Care Act case, a decision that could come as early as Friday (Feb. 21), the GOP attorneys general and two Texans challenging the law say the high court should also review whether the Fifth Circuit Court erred in not affirming a district court decision to strike the entire law.

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