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The Courts

September 03, 2020 | Daily News

A federal judge Wednesday (Sept. 2) blocked HHS from removing the Affordable Care Act’s protections for transgender individuals under a revised rule implementing the law’s non-discrimination (Section 1557) provisions that went into effect Aug. 18, as a suit against the administration proceeds.

September 02, 2020 | Daily News

The insurers and patient groups who claim the Trump administration’s rule promoting longer-duration short-term insurance plans undermines the Affordable Care Act are asking a full federal appeals court to review last month’s 2-1 appeals court decision in favor of the administration.

August 26, 2020 | Daily News

The generic drug lobby has refiled its suit challenging a California law that bans so-called pay-for-delay settlements after a U.S. district court Tuesday (Aug. 25) dismissed the case saying generic drug makers failed to prove they would be financially harmed by the law. AAM tells Inside Health Policy it has refiled the case with additional evidence.

August 25, 2020 | Daily News

The Supreme Court expanded the amount of time for oral arguments on Nov. 10 in the case over the future of the Affordable Care Act, laying out the time slots in an order issued Monday (Aug. 24).

August 19, 2020 | Daily News

The Supreme Court will hear the case to overturn the Affordable Care Act, Texas v. United States, on Nov. 10, a full week after the presidential election, the high court announced Wednesday (Aug. 19).

August 17, 2020 | Daily News

A federal judge on Monday (Aug. 17) temporarily blocked a Trump administration rule to roll back protections for transgender individuals a day before it was slated to take effect.

August 17, 2020 | Daily News

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals is pushing back on a federal magistrate judge’s recommendation to throw out the company’s lawsuit against FDA, which alleges the agency violated Catalyst’s orphan drug exclusivity for its Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome drug, Firdapse.

August 14, 2020 | Daily News

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday (Aug. 14) ruled that, in light of the Supreme Court’s take on Affordable Care Act’s risk corridor payments, the government owes insurers money for cost-sharing reduction payments from 2017 -- but how much the government owes for 2018 payments needs to take into account the insurers’ practice of silver-loading, and the plans will have to make their case for damages before a lower court.

August 12, 2020 | Daily News

Humana recently became the latest insurer to sue the Trump administration in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to recover Affordable Care Act cost sharing reduction payments scrapped by HHS in October 2017, and the broader federal court battle is now focused on how much money insurers can recoup as opposed to whether the reimbursements are illegal.

August 10, 2020 | Daily News

Senate Democrats are once again calling on the administration to open healthcare.gov to any consumers seeking health coverage during the pandemic and are also asking President Donald Trump to let seniors enroll in Medicare Part B during the public health emergency.

August 05, 2020 | Daily News

Two circuit courts this week offered differing opinions on the legitimacy of lower court rulings that blocked the Trump administration from implementing the Public Charge Rule nationwide.

July 31, 2020 | Daily News

The Fifth Circuit Court in a unanimous decision Friday (July 31) reversed a lower court’s ruling that found the United States violated the non-delegation doctrine by requiring states account for the Affordable Care Act’s insurance fee when setting their Medicaid managed care capitated rates.

July 29, 2020 | Daily News

A federal district judge Wednesday (July 29) blocked the Trump administration from implementing, enforcing or applying the Public Charge Rule nationwide throughout the declared COVID-19 public health emergency, siding with three states and the city of New York.

July 29, 2020 | Daily News

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Wednesday (July 29) it is unlikely the Supreme Court will set oral arguments in the GOP challenge to the Affordable Care Act prior to the Nov. 3 elections, but he added the case, and health care in general, will still be a major campaign issue. Becerra, who is spearheading the Democratic attorneys general defense of the ACA, made the comments in a call discussing the reply briefs that the Democratic AGs -- and the Democratic-led House of Representatives -- filed Wednesday.

July 29, 2020 | Daily News

The  group suing on behalf of Chicago over HHS’ failure to open a special enrollment period amid the pandemic tells a district court that the Trump administration didn’t seriously consider how many people would benefit from opening up the federal exchange used by 38 states or how access to insurance could limit the spread of COVID-19.

July 24, 2020 | Daily News

The American Hospital Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges will seek a rehearing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia of their lawsuit over Medicare pay cuts for outpatient clinic visits at certain off-campus hospital facilities.

July 24, 2020 | Daily News

A federal appeals court ruled on Friday (July 24) against generic drug makers that challenged a California law that bans so-called pay-for-delay settlements in which brand drug makers pay generic drug makers to delay sales.

July 22, 2020 | Daily News

Most insurers participating in two class action suits against the government over the Affordable Care Act’s temporary risk corridors problem have settled with the Department of Justice and the classes are slated to get more than $3.7 billion in payments owed for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 benefit years.

July 20, 2020 | Daily News

A group of 23 Democratic attorneys general on Monday sued the Trump administration over a recently finalized non-discrimination rule that rolls back protections for transgender individuals, removes language requirements and narrows the rule’s scope.

July 17, 2020 | Daily News

The DC federal appeals court Friday (July 17) ruled 2-1 in favor of the Trump administration’s short-term plan rule, upholding a district court ruling that found the administration did not overstep its authority in issuing the rule that allows the plans to run for up to three years.