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The Courts

January 23, 2020 | Daily News

Democrats defending the Affordable Care Act still hope the Supreme Court will review the controversial case over the law’s future this term and urge the judges to the reject a GOP request to extend their filing deadline to March.

January 21, 2020 | Daily News

Hours after the Supreme Court rejected Democrats’ call to quickly review the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the GOP attorneys general challenging the law asked for additional time, until March 17, to make their pitch that the case should stay out of the high court, regardless of the timing.

January 21, 2020 | Daily News

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (Jan. 21) rejected calls to fast-track its decision on whether to hear the latest constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act, essentially guaranteeing that the court will not weigh in on the case before the 2020 presidential election.

January 21, 2020 | Daily News

The Supreme Court said Friday (Jan. 17) that it will once again wade into the contentious fight over the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that employers provide coverage for birth control in employee health plans.

January 15, 2020 | Daily News

The insurance industry, seniors’ organizations, hospitals, small businesses, health advocates and a bipartisan coalition of 56 economists back Democrats’ calls for the Supreme Court to review the Fifth Circuit’s ruling over the Affordable Care Act, arguing it is imperative to resolve the future of the health law as quickly as possible to remove the vast cloud of uncertainty created by the decision.

January 14, 2020 | Daily News

The Trump administration wants the Supreme Court to let it start enforcing tougher immigration restrictions on people who use Medicaid or other forms of public assistance, even as litigation over the policy works its way through the lower courts.

January 14, 2020 | Daily News

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrissey, one of the 18 GOP state officials challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, is pushing legislation that not only claims to protect residents with preexisting conditions, but also sets up the possibility of state-level subsidies to replace the federal assistance that could be axed if Morrissey and his colleagues’ arguments succeed in the high court.

January 13, 2020 | Daily News

Action in the high-profile case over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act continues to move at a rapid clip with the Democratic-led House and a coalition of Democratic attorneys general requesting the Supreme Court reject GOP arguments that a quick review is not urgent and instead move to discuss the case at the court’s Feb. 21 conference.

January 13, 2020 | Daily News

Federal appellate judges suggested Monday (Jan. 13) that CMS’ attempt to require that drug makers include list prices in television advertisements might lead to consumer confusion without bringing down drug prices.

January 13, 2020 | Daily News

Hospitals sued CMS Monday (Jan. 13) over the 2020 Medicare site-neutral cuts, reiterating arguments from their lawsuit over the 2019 cuts -- where the federal district court found in hospitals’ favor -- and reminding the court that it already ruled the agency doesn’t have authority for such a policy.

January 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Department of Justice Friday (Jan. 10) asked the Supreme Court to hold off reviewing the high-profile case over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act until a lower court decides which parts of the law are invalid, rejecting Democrats' claims that a lengthy judicial process would inject more uncertainty in the health care landscape.

January 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Supreme Court agreed Friday (Jan. 10) to hear a case that could revive an Arkansas law regulating pharmacy benefit managers, a move with widespread implications for state efforts to lower drug prices through limits on PBMs’ activities and profits.

January 09, 2020 | Daily News

Judges on a federal appeals court expressed concern Thursday (Jan. 9) that health insurers could receive an unjustified financial windfall if the insurers prevail in a series of lawsuits over the government’s failure to make payments under the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reduction program.

January 08, 2020 | Daily News

A nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration from implementing its so-called public charge rule will remain in effect while litigation over the rule continues, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday (Jan. 8).

January 08, 2020 | Daily News

A federal appeals court on Wednesday (Jan. 8) dismissed a lawsuit over Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky now that the state’s new governor has abandoned the policy, but similar lawsuits challenging work requirements in other states are ongoing.

January 08, 2020 | Daily News

In 2020, the people who play the largest role in shaping health care policy may not be members of Congress, officials at CMS, or even presidential candidates -- they may be federal judges.

January 07, 2020 | Daily News

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a district court ruling that shot down CMS’ risk adjustment methodology for the 2014-2018 plan years.

January 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Supreme Court is already moving quickly on Democrats’ request that it promptly review the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act: Parties in the case have until Friday (Jan. 10) to respond to calls by the House of Representatives and state Democratic attorneys general for the high court to expeditiously review Texas v. USA.

January 06, 2020 | Daily News

The generic drug lobby is appealing a California district court’s decision not to block the state’s pay-for-delay law, which went into effect Jan. 1.

January 03, 2020 | Daily News

Dialysis stakeholders are cheering a California federal judge’s Monday decision blocking the state from implementing a controversial new law that bars patient steering and limits reimbursements for patients who receive charitable help with premiums, and at least one analyst says the move could calm fears that similar legislation might take hold in other states.

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