Judge Reed O’Connor today issued an order in response to a motion filed yesterday by 17 Democratic attorneys general asking him to confirm that the Affordable Care Act remains in effect nationwide and allow for a prompt appeal of his decision that the law is unconstitutional. The judge ordered the 20 Republican AGs that brought the case to respond by Dec. 21 and gave the Democratic AGs until Dec. 26 to reply. On Dec. 14, the judge ruled the entire ACA unconstitutional because Congress repealed the tax penalty enforcing the law’s individual mandate. The case was brought in February by 20 Republican-led states. The court later granted a request by the 17 Democratic AGs to intervene in 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…