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Another $750M Down the PPACA Toilet

Remember that law called the        Piss-Poor and Amazingly Convoluted Abomination        Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) – AKA ObamaCare?  The 1,000+ page law where, as SanFranNan put it, “we (Congress) have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it”? Well, today we have some […]

Seven Pharmacy and Channel Implications of the New AMP Final Rule

Well, pierce my ears and call me drafty! Late last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finally released its long-overdue final rule regarding Average Manufacturer Price (AMP) under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Show More Summary

ObamaCare Woes: Americans Forced To Buy Lower Quality Insurance

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, is a federal law signed by President Barack Obama, which aims to provide quality and affordable health care for every American citizen. And after more than two years of implementation, it seems Obamacare has been successful at achieving its goals. Show More Summary

Medical Device Excise Tax Suspension Could Rejuvenate Market

  The suspension of the medical device excise tax, which was implemented in 2013 as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, also known as Obamacare), will have positive consequences for the US medical device market over the next few years, says an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData. The tax,... Read More

Obamacare dodges another bullet at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court declined on Tuesday to take a third swing at the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. It was the right call because the case -- Sissel vs. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- was built on a fanciful vision of how Congress should...

Weekly Student Tax Note Roundup

Peter Nigra (J.D. 2014, Pittsburgh), Note, Taxation Despite Representation: Judicial Legislation And The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act, 75 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 409 (2014) Sarah Oyer (J.D. 2015, San Diego), Comment, Unregulated Tax Return Preparers: Not Loving the Penalties, 52 San Diego L. Rev. 233 (2015) Evan Michael...

GOP's latest Obamacare repeal bill would send premiums skyward

Congressional Republicans finally succeeded in passing a bill to repeal major provisions of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. But they must be counting on President Obama to veto it, because otherwise it will send premiums skyrocketing and create havoc...

The House Of Representatives Files Motion For Summary Judgment In ACA Challenge

2 months agoNews : Jonathan Turley

This evening, the United States House of Representatives filed its motion for summary judgment in its lawsuit against the unilateral actions taken by the Administration under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Three months ago, Judge Rosemary Collyer rejected a motion to dismiss the case by the Administration. The motion below seeks a final […]

Bernie Sanders’s Rejection of ‘Super PACs’ Is Not Universal

Mr. Sanders has spent months denouncing the groups and faulting Hillary Rodham Clinton and other candidates for accepting money from them. But the National Nurses United For Patient Protection “super PAC” has spent more than $550,000 in support of Mr. Sanders’s campaign.

Predictable. Absolutely Predictable.

Remember that law passed in 2010? The one called the    Patently Pollyannaish, Asinine,Calamitous Abominaton       Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or PPACA – AKA “Obamacare”? That law that was supposed to make healthcare more “affordable”? Well, it seems there have been a few little hiccups along the way. Premiums haven’t gone down. For most, […]

Supreme Court will hear 7 challenges to contraceptive mandate

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the challenges of seven religious non-profits against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) (P.L. 111-148) contraceptive mandate.

The Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC)

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) includes a number of provisions designed to advance pain research, care, and education, including the creation of the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC) by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Show More Summary

Henderson on Goodman on Obamacare

(September 27, 2015 04:54 PM, by David Henderson) If you think that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare) is bad because of its expense, the distortions it causes in the labor market, its failure to provide people what they really want, and... (0 COMMENTS)

Pennsylvania Bill Would Cut Tax Funding for Planned Parenthood, Which Sells Aborted Babies

In Pennsylvania, a lawmaker wants to cut taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. Herald Mail Media reports that State Rep. Paul Schemel said the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act allows all women to get services at general doctor’s offices. Schemel explained that he was partly influenced to craft the legislation by the videos showing […]

Sen. Hatch, Grassley, And Barrasso Address Administration On Failed Obamacare Exchanges

Three senators have sent a letter to the Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the failed state-based exchanges (SBE) under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Show More Summary

54 Changes To ObamaCare: Latest Additions

By our count at the Galen Institute, more than 54 significant changes have been made to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act since it was enacted in 2010 – at least 34 that the Obama administration has made unilaterally, 17 that Congress has passed and the president has signed, [...]

Jacob Sullum on John Roberts' Modest Arrogance

7 months agoNews : Reason

Three years ago, Chief Justice John Roberts rewrote the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, to save a key provision that he believed would otherwise be unconstitutional. Last week he did it again, this timeShow More Summary

Did Supreme Court Skip the More Important ObamaCare Subsidies?

Pro-life groups argue taxpayer premiums are still funding abortions on demand. Two leading pro-life groups say the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) means that taxpayer dollars...Show More Summary

King v. Burwell: Six Humpty Dumptys Playing Calvinball

My King v. Burwell recap is up at SCOTUSblog. Excerpt: In King v. Burwell, all nine Supreme Court Justices agreed on one thing. The King challengers claimed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) authorizes the Internal...Show More Summary

A clean bill of healthcare

8 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Supreme Court sided with common sense over ideology Thursday when it ruled that Congress intended all low-income Americans to be eligible for subsidized health insurance under the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. And contrary to what opponents of the healthcare law argued, the...

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