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, [...]
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
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
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
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...
When President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010, I wrote a silly jingle to commemorate the moment. Today, the Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of the law; in a dissenting opinion, Antonin Scalia resorted to… Continue reading ?
In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court has held that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, sometimes called "Obamacare," authorized federal tax credits for taxpayers living in states with exchanges and also taxpayers in states where individuals rely on the federal exchange.
Justice Scalia’s final paragraph in his dissent today in King v. Burwell pretty much says it all. Read the opinion and weep. Perhaps the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will attain the enduring status of the Social Security Act or the Taft-Hartley Act; perhaps not. Show More Summary
Getty Images The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, has been controversial ever since it was first proposed. One of the most contentious issues over Obamacare is the individual mandate, which requires...Show More Summary
The Congressional Budget Office has released a report on the effects of repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Bottom line: full repeal would blow up the long-term federal budget deficit - and leave a lot of people without insurance.
When a nursing home receives Medicare funds, it’s supposed to use that money for patient care, and it’s actually a felony offense under the Medicare and Medicaid Patient Protection Act to use that money to pay kickbacks to physicians for referring patients. In a record settlement for this sort of case, a the operator of a network of Florida nursing … [More]
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration yesterday released Affordable Care Act: Assessment of Internal Revenue Service Preparation for Processing Premium Tax Credit Claims (2015-43-043): The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act created a refundable tax credit, referred to as the Premium Tax Credit (PTC), to assist individuals with the...
When many people think of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or "Obamacare"), they think of a health insurance program designed to expand coverage and care options for Americans. The insurance element of Obamacare is the most prescribed and detailed aspect of the law, which is probably why debate about it is so contentious. Show More Summary
Rick McKee / Augusta Chronicle By Tom Purcell “ObamaCare is being challenged at the Supreme Court again? What now?” “Ah, yes, you speak of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which the then-Democrat-controlled Congress passed on a party-line vote back in 2009. Show More Summary
At the urging of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has clarified a section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that led some states to improperly limit patient access to chiropractic physicians and other qualified non-MD/DO health care providers.
Well, it looks like we have yet another casualty among the state healthcare insurance exchanges created to support that Putrid Pile of Amazingly Counterproductive Asininity 2010 law called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), AKA “ObamaCare”. And I think this one going belly-up is gonna make someone very unhappy – […]
Co-authored by Greg Morrison and Sam Necrason In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)--the healthcare law better known as Obamacare. Currently, the Supreme Court is considering a narrower, but equally important, challenge to the law in King v. Show More Summary
The heathcare reforms in the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act remain a work in progress, with some of the law's mandates causing new problems or exacerbating older flaws. One is inaccurate lists of the healthcare providers in insurers' networks; another is surprise bills by out-of-network...
77 percent of California primary care and specialty physicians understand the basics of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and 59 percent support it, a new study suggests.
A survey of California doctors found that a majority of the 525 who responded believe the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, nee Obamacare) will steer the country's health care in the right direction. read more