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The Courts

September 23, 2018 | Daily News

Six GOP-led states doubled down Friday (Sept. 21) on an effort to block the IRS from collecting an Obamacare tax that Medicaid plans are required to pay Oct. 1.

September 18, 2018 | Daily News

A federal Judge on Friday dismissed a suit against Kaiser Permanente that charged the issuer's decision to cover cochlear implants but not hearing aids violated the Affordable Care Act's 1557 non-discrimination provisions, which bars plans from discriminating on the base of race, disability, color, national origin, sex, or transgender status.

September 18, 2018 | Daily News

California is suing AbbVie for allegedly offering providers kickbacks to prescribe Humira, an expensive arthritis drug that has also come under fire on Capitol Hill due to steep price increases.

September 14, 2018 | Daily News

A group of seven health industry stakeholders, including health plans and patient and providers groups, are asking a federal district court to declare the Trump administration's short-term limited plan rule unlawful, arguing it undercuts the Affordable Care Act and arbitrarily reverses earlier limits on the products.

September 14, 2018 | Daily News

The same federal judge who blocked Kentucky from implementing Medicaid work requirements in July will preside over the recently filed lawsuit challenging Arkansas’ similar work-requirement program.

September 14, 2018 | Daily News

Six states engaged in litigation over an Obamacare tax on Medicaid plans filed papers this week asking a Texas federal judge to block the IRS from collecting that tax on Oct. 1.

September 13, 2018 | Daily News

Maryland's attorney general on Thursday (Sept. 13) filed suit against the federal government for its ongoing attacks against the Affordable Care Act, and asked the court to declare the law constitutional.

September 11, 2018 | Daily News

The Oklahoma Department of Insurance released guidance on Friday (Sept. 7) limiting the sale of the state's short-term plans to a period of fewer than six months, in contrast to the Trump administration’s new limit of 364 days.

September 10, 2018 | Daily News

A federal judge on Friday (Sept. 7) struck down a 2014 CMS rule that imposed a strict definition of Medicare Advantage overpayments and an exacting liability standard for when MA plans were required to report such overpayments and return them to CMS.

September 06, 2018 | Daily News

The federal government is obligated to reimburse Montana Health Cooperative around $5.7 million owed in cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments after it ended disbursements last October, a federal court said Tuesday.

September 06, 2018 | Daily News

Democratic senators seized the opportunity to hammer Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on his position on Roe v. Wade following the release of a leaked e-mail in which he wrote that the Supreme Court could potentially reverse the abortion law.

September 06, 2018 | Daily News

Fort Worth--Federal District Court Judge Reed O’Connor wrapped up three hours of oral arguments on Wednesday saying he will respond “as quickly as possible” to the 20 GOP-led states’ request to stop enforcement of the entire Affordable Care Act, as well as the Trump administration's alternative request to deem the individual mandate unconstitutional and ax the guarantee issue and community rating requirements in the plaintiffs' states.

September 05, 2018 | Daily News

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh told senators that he would stick to court precedent if confirmed to the bench and refused to comment on ongoing legislation and litigation related to coverage of preexisting conditions under the Affordable Care Act.

September 05, 2018 | Daily News

The American Hospital Association, Association of American Medical Colleges and America’s Essential Hospitals refiled their lawsuit to reverse CMS’ cut to Part B reimbursement for 340B drugs.

September 04, 2018 | Daily News

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in a Friday preview of the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee that kicked of Tuesday (Sept. 4) worried that Brett Kavanaugh's positions on presidential power could threaten the ACA's preexisting conditions protections.

August 31, 2018 | Daily News

An industry lawyer said a Missouri law enacted this week to limit the use of the word “meat” on food sold in the state to traditional animal products ramps up the regulatory uncertainty facing cell-based meat producers, who are working to develop foods resembling meat, poultry and seafood that are produced using small amounts of cells from the animal the food product is supposed to resemble.

August 30, 2018 | Daily News

The Democratic attorneys general defending the Affordable Care Act against 20 GOP-led states who seek to end enforcement of the entire law are gearing up for oral arguments that will take place in Texas next week, and offered reporters a preview of their arguments in a call that also included a health advocate and a cancer patient.

August 28, 2018 | Daily News

A Nebraska judge on Tuesday (Aug. 28) threw out a lawsuit challenging the referendum on Medicaid expansion slated to be added to the state’s ballot this November.

August 24, 2018 | Daily News

The Internal Revenue Service must repay nearly $840 million to six states to compensate them for covering the cost of an Obamacare tax on Medicaid plans, a federal judge ruled Tuesday (Aug. 21).

August 23, 2018 | Daily News

The Senate passed a fiscal 2019 Labor-HHS spending bill late Thursday (Aug. 23) that didn't include two controversial amendments -- one defunding Planned Parenthood and another allowing the Senate to intervene in the Texas v. HHS case should the court rule to eliminate the mandate for coverage of preexisting conditions.

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