The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit yesterday denied a request by several insurers for the full court to rehear a case involving the Affordable Care Act’s temporary risk corridors program. In June, a three-judge panel of the court reversed a lower court ruling that the federal government failed to satisfy its payment obligations to insurer Moda Health Plan under the program. Moda, Land of Lincoln Mutual Health Insurance Co., Maine Community Health Options and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina each filed petitions for a rehearing. Circuit Judges Pauline Newman and Evan Wallach dissented in the 9-2 decision not to rehear the case.
The House of Representatives last night voted 419-6 to pass legislation (H.R. 748) that would repeal the 40% excise tax on high-value employer-sponsored health…
Updated guidance issued last year for states seeking a Section 1332 waiver of certain Affordable Care Act requirements qualifies as a rule under the…
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform today held a hearing on the Trump administration’s position that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals should affirm a…
States and House of Representatives make strong arguments in defense of the Affordable Care Act in the Fifth Circuit
Elrod at the end called the appeal a “very complex case,” and so predictions are even harder than usual. There is no deadline for the court’s decision.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals today heard oral arguments in the appeal of a district court decision that struck down the entire Affordable Care Act.
The Centers for Medicare…