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A Response to John Nagle: The Clean Air Act as a Whole Supports Climate Regulation

Last week, conflicting federal court decisions regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as the ACA or “Obamacare,” set the nation abuzz. In Halbig v. Burwell, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulation providing federal subsidies to low-income taxpayers who purchase health insurance through a […]

Karin and Runge on Breastfeeding and Employment Law

Marcy Karin and Robin Runge have posted “Breastfeeding and a New Type of Employment Law,” forthcoming in Catholic University Law Review, Vol. 63, No. 2 (2014). The paper focuses on section 4207 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,...

Fake IDs Can Get You ObamaCare, Says Government Accountability Office

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as ‘ObamaCare’, has hit some significant snags just this week alone. Just yesterday, as The Inquisitr reported, ObamaCare lost another significant court battle over ObamaCare subsidies that were being provided by the government for states who refused to open their own state-run exchanges. For those 36

A TALE OF TWO CIRCUITS: OBAMACARE IS EITHER ON LIFE SUPPORT OR IN ROBUST HEALTH

Below is my column today in the Chicago Tribune on the rivaling rulings in the D.C. Circuit and the Fourth Circuit over a critical provision under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). As an academic interesting in statutory interpretation and legisprudence, the opinions are fascinating and capture two different but well-argued views of […]

Statement on D.C. Circuit’s Ruling In Halbig v. Burwell

Michael F. Cannon In August 2011, the Internal Revenue Service proposed offering subsidies through health insurance Exchanges established by the federal government, even though the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act clearly and...Show More Summary

'We Must Defer to the IRS Rule': Second Federal Court Rules on Obamacare Subsidies, Votes to Uphold

last weekNews : Reason

As Peter Suderman noted earlier, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled today in Halbig v. Burwell that the plain text of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act trumps an I.R.S. rule granting insurance subsidies through the federally run health exchanges now operating in 36 states. Show More Summary

Greg Beato on Smart Apps vs. Obamacare

last weekNews : Reason

Health care costs in the U.S. have been rising so steadily for so long that containment barely seems possible. Even optimists don't dream of cutting the price ag. As its official name-the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act-suggests, Obamacare aims for affordability, not radical reduction. Show More Summary

Halbig v. Burwell Would End The Disruption

Michael F. Cannon The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit could issue a ruling today in Halbig v. Burwell, one of four lawsuits challenging an Internal Revenue Service rule that effectively implements the Patient Protection and...Show More Summary

Morning Bits

Add it to the list of Obamacare problems. “A primary aim of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to expand insurance coverage, especially among households with lower incomes. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that about one-third of the additional insurance coverage expected to occur because of the law will come from […]

Liberals to Justice Ginsburg: Don't Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

Last week Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg filed the principal dissent in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., arguing that the Supreme Court's conservative majority was wrong to rule against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's so-called contraceptive mandate. Show More Summary

Damon Root on Obama's Disappointing Year at the Supreme Court

last monthNews : Reason

The U.S. Supreme Court went out with a bang on Monday, ending its 2013-2014 term with Justice Samuel Alito's majority opinion in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., in which the Court held that the Patient Protection and AffordableShow More Summary

The Lancet: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act catalyses unprecedented collaboration between health care and public heal

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law by US President Barack Obama in 2010, can advance public health in the USA by supporting increased emphasis on prevention, and reversing the historic division between public...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Rules Against Obamacare’s Contraceptive Mandate in Hobby Lobby Case

last monthNews : Reason

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act violated federal law by placing a substantial burden on the exercise of religion when it required “closely-held” private corporations such as Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Show More Summary

ObamaCare's Exchanges Perform More than a Dozen Functions Besides Issuing Subsidies

Michael F. Cannon One of the issues underlying Halbig v. Sebelius and three similar lawsuits making their way through federal courts is whether Congress intentionally restricted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (PPACA) private health-insurance subsidies to individuals who buy coverage through state-established exchanges. Show More Summary

6 Million Medicaid Enrollments Since Rollout of Obamacare

U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services disclosed that 6 million people have signed-up for healthcare from Medicaid since the rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The new data suggests that millions...Show More Summary

Balanced Billing Is the Ugly Beast of Medical Insurance

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, informally known as ObamaCare, is a step in the right direction. United States citizens deserve affordable, accessible health care. But like all medical insurance programs, it's a long way from perfect. Show More Summary

Damon Root on Chief Justice Roberts' Constitutional Avoidance in Bond v. United States

2 months agoNews : Reason

Two years ago, when Chief Justice John Roberts led the Supreme Court in upholding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, he justified his decision in terms of judicial restraint. "If there are two possible...Show More Summary

Higher health insurance cost-sharing impacts asthma care for low-income kids

Parents in low-income families were less likely to delay asthma care for their children or avoid taking their children to see a doctor is they had lower vs. higher levels of health insurance cost-sharing. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes subsidies to reduce cost-sharing for low-income families. Show More Summary

Higher Workloads and Fewer Nurses? Not a Recipe for Patient Protection and Affordable Care

In further celebration of Nurses Week, it’s worth discussing this TIME article about the “Killer Burden on Nurses” under the Affordable Care Act. The point I’m raising and highlighting here is not meant to be political or partisan, but really one about nursing workloads, management decisions, and what’s right for patients. We’ve seen recently that […]

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… It's Monday. What's not to like? Greetings. I bring you news regarding the health insurance law known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act---conceived in the back seat of the Heritage Foundation's...Show More Summary

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