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The Courts

November 28, 2018 | Daily News

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) is using his final weeks in office to continue something he has been doing for nearly his entire time as governor: fighting Medicaid expansion.

November 28, 2018 | Daily News

The White House Office of Management and Budget on Tuesday (Nov. 27) began reviewing a final regulation that, as proposed, would move up implementation of the 340B ceiling price and penalties rule to Jan. 1.

November 26, 2018 | Daily News

A conservative group in Idaho is asking the state’s highest court to block the implementation of a Nov. 6 ballot initiative in which 61 percent of Idahoans chose to expand Medicaid.

November 20, 2018 | Daily News

The Department of Justice asked Maryland to both withdraw its lawsuit to protect the Affordable Care Act and to dismiss its request that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker be removed from the case, arguing that Maryland doesn’t have a legal right to determine the law’s constitutionality.

November 20, 2018 | Daily News

The Department of Justice in a Nov. 16 motion asked a district court in Maryland to dismiss the state’s lawsuit to protect the Affordable Care Act, arguing that Maryland doesn’t have a legal right to determine the law’s constitutionality.

November 19, 2018 | Daily News

Maine Deputy Attorney General Susan Herman says that the state’s outgoing Republican Governor Paul LePage does not have the authority to represent the interests of Maine as a plaintiff in the controversial court case that could determine the fate of the Affordable Care Act, Texas v. United States, because Maine Attorney General Janet Mills said she never consented to let the state be represented by the attorney general of Texas.

November 16, 2018 | Daily News

Republican senators who introduced a bill to protect the Affordable Care Act’s coverage of preexisting conditions are waiting on a ruling in the controversial ACA case in Texas before charting their next steps, which could include adding a severability clause to the health law.

November 14, 2018 | Daily News

A federal district court in Maryland is moving quickly in a high-profile Affordable Care Act case that challenges the legitimacy of President Donald Trump's decision to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Sessions' unconfirmed chief of staff Matthew Whitaker, and has set oral arguments for Dec. 19.

November 13, 2018 | Daily News

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh on Tuesday (Nov. 13) asked a federal district court to issue an injunction to stop Matthew Whitaker from participating in a case over the Affordable Care Act and to declare Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as the rightful acting Attorney General of the United States.

November 12, 2018 | Daily News

A coalition of GOP attorneys general threw their support behind the Trump administration’s controversial association health plans, telling a federal court they back the administration’s call to dismiss a Democratic-led lawsuit challenging a rule that expanded the scope of the plans.

November 12, 2018 | Daily News

Dozens of academics in public health and health law told a federal judge that CMS misrepresented studies on the relationship between work and health when the agency approved Arkansas’ controversial program of Medicaid work requirements.

November 07, 2018 | Daily News

Texas District Judge Reed O' Connor is expected to rule any day on the high-profile case over the Affordable Care Act now that the election is over, and some legal experts believe he is likely to overturn as least the law's protections for preexisting conditions but could also move to an injunction that would end implementation of the entire law.

November 07, 2018 | Daily News

In the immediate aftermath of the midterm elections, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) asked the Trump administration to “withdraw from a lawsuit” to eliminate parts of the Affordable Care Act, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) told Inside Health Policy he would join Pelosi’s call for the GOP to scrap the suit.

November 06, 2018 | Daily News

At least two of the four issuers that failed to convince a full panel of federal appeals court judges to rehear their suit over the ACA's risk corridor program plan to petition the Supreme Court to hear the case.

November 06, 2018 | Daily News

Arkansas’ controversial Medicaid work requirements should be halted for many of the same reasons that Kentucky’s proposed work requirements were blocked from taking effect earlier this year, advocates for beneficiaries told the federal judge who is presiding over both cases.

November 06, 2018 | Daily News

President Donald Trump’s claim that he was unaware that Attorney General Jeff Sessions urged a Texas federal court to eliminate coverage for preexisting conditions could come back to haunt the Trump administration during the case’s appeals process, legal experts say.

November 02, 2018 | Daily News

The federal D.C. District court declined to put on hold hospitals' lawsuit over repeated delays of the 340B ceiling price rule despite HHS' proposed to implement that rule Jan.1, and Judge John Bates told HHS and hospitals to come up with a joint briefing schedule.

November 02, 2018 | Daily News

The legal battle over the federal government's recent rule that broadened the definition of an employer in order to expand access to association health plans moved a step forward this week with the Department of Labor urging the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia to throw out the suit, contending the plaintiffs lack standing.

November 01, 2018 | Daily News

The federal DC district court again ordered HHS to clear the backlog of Medicare appeals, saying that since the department told the court it could clear the backlog in fiscal 2022, the agency should do so by the end of that year and provide the court with updates on its progress.

October 29, 2018 | Daily News

Federal DC district judge Richard Leon poked several holes in the plaintiffs’ arguments against the expansion of short-term health insurance plans and seemed to agree with the Trump administration’s defense of the plans at a preliminary injunction hearing Friday. A court ruling on whether to block the administration's controversial move to extend the duration of the plans won't come before the end of the year, following the Affordable Care Act's latest open enrollment period, he said.