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The Courts

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.

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.

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