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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.

February 20, 2020 | Daily News

A U.S. district court judge will let drug maker Lannett intervene in Genus Lifesciences’ lawsuit against FDA in which the company argues the agency violated Hatch-Waxman by reviewing and approving Lannett’s cocaine hydrochloride nasal solution, Numbrino, even after Genus had obtained exclusivity on its own cocaine hydrochloride solution, Goprelto.

February 19, 2020 | Daily News

Two conservative judges and one liberal judge will decide the future of the Trump administration’s final rule expanding access to short-term, limited-duration insurance plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act’s standards.

February 18, 2020 | Daily News

A group of Democratic senators sent a letter to President Donald Trump Friday (Feb. 14) urging him to direct the Department of Justice to drop its support of the high-profile Texas v. United States case challenging the Affordable Care Act after he failed to offer up alternative policies protecting people with preexisting conditions in his $4.8 trillion budget released Feb. 10.

February 14, 2020 | Daily News

A federal appeals court on Friday (Feb. 14) ruled that work requirements do not advance the purpose of Medicaid, dealing another serious blow to one of the Trump administration’s signature health care policies.

February 05, 2020 | Daily News

The Supreme Court signaled it will consider whether to take up the high-profile ACA case during its Feb. 21 conference as Democrats had repeatedly urged, leaving open the possibility the case could be decided this term if the high court opts to review it.

February 03, 2020 | Daily News

The three GOP parties challenging the Affordable Care Act in Texas v. USA all ask the Supreme Court to deny Democrats’ Jan. 3 request to review the case, arguing the appeals court’s demand the district court more thoroughly review the case means it isn't ready for the high court.

February 03, 2020 | Daily News

Idaho and health plans that are now selling the newly created enhanced short-term plans (ESTPs) are urging a federal appeals court to reject industry stakeholders’ calls to strike the administration’s short-term plan rule.

January 31, 2020 | Daily News

The federal D.C. appeals court this week set oral arguments for March 20 in the lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s rule that allows short-term health plans to run for up to year, which means a ruling should come prior to next year’s open enrollment period and possibly before plans must finalize 2021 rates.

January 30, 2020 | Daily News

CMS’ plan to allow states to receive a capped amount of federal money for parts of their Medicaid programs is the latest instance of the agency aggressively pushing the boundaries of its legal authority -- and the likelihood of protracted court challenges over the policy may deter states from adopting it, according to health lawyers and regulatory experts.

January 30, 2020 | Daily News

Democratic attorneys general in states that mandate abortion coverage are challenging the Trump administration’s rule requiring health insurers separately bill for coverage of abortion services not banned under the Hyde amendment, saying the rule violates the Affordable Care Act, the Administrative Procedure Act and the 10th Amendment.

January 29, 2020 | Daily News

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday (Jan. 29) rejected a petition from one of its judges for the full court to rehear the GOP challenge to the constitutionality to the Affordable Care Act in an 8-6 decision.

January 29, 2020 | Daily News

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday (Jan. 29) rejected a petition from one of its judges for the full court to rehear the GOP challenge to the constitutionality to the Affordable Care Act in an 8-6 decision.

January 27, 2020 | Daily News

The Supreme Court on Monday (Jan. 27) allowed the Trump administration to begin enforcing its so-called public charge rule, a policy that will make it more difficult for immigrants to obtain permanent legal residency in the United States if they are deemed likely to use Medicaid or other forms of public assistance.

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