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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.

January 27, 2020 | Daily News

The future direction of the generic drug market is in question as the industry experiences increased competition among multiple companies all vying for the same molecule.

January 24, 2020 | Daily News

The Supreme Court late Friday rejected GOP plaintiffs’ efforts to delay briefings in the high-profile case over the Affordable Care Act, Texas v. USA, siding with the Democrats who opposed the request to extend the deadline to respond until March.

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.

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