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Pennsylvania federal judge finds the individual mandate unconstitutional and strikes down closely related provisions
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 14 2011

On September 13, 2011, a federal district court judge in Pennsylvania ruled that the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional and that certain provisions closely linked to the individual mandate must also be struck down


Eleventh Circuit: individual mandate unconstitutional, but rest of ACA stands
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 23 2011

The recent high profile decision by the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the opinion by a lower court that the individual mandate under the health reform law is unconstitutional


Supreme Court receives new request to consider constitutionality of health reform law
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 29 2011

The Supreme Court of the United States received a new request today that it consider the question of whether the “individual mandate” under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional or not


CMS proposes rule to pay hospitals for delivering quality care to inpatients
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 13 2011

Today, January 13, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule that would reward hospitals for providing safe and high quality patient care


GOP introduces bill to repeal health reform; Cabinet letter to Congress supports health care law; CBO estimates cost of repeal
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 6 2011

On January 5, 2011, GOP Members of the House of Representatives introduced legislation entitled "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law" (HR 2) and three cabinet Secretaries, including the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), sent a letter to Members of Congress emphasizing the merits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA


Florida federal court rules health reform law unconstitutional; implementation continues; challenges inevitably headed for Supreme Court resolution
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 3 2011

On Monday, January 17, 2011, a U.S. District Court in Florida found the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to be unconstitutional, virtually assuring that the Supreme Court will resolve the question of PPACA’s constitutionality


CMS proposed rule adds new QIO notice requirement
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 8 2011

Under a proposed rule published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), thousands of Medicare providers and suppliers would have an obligation to provide Medicare beneficiaries with written notice about the right to contact a Quality Improvement Organization to report concerns over quality


Florida federal court finds Affordable Care Act unconstitutional
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 4 2011

A judge in Florida recently determined that health care reform legislation passed in 2010 is unconstitutional due to its individual insurance mandate


Letter from twenty-one GOP governors emphasizes uncertainty of ACA's future while also seeking targeted modifications that would improve ACA
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 8 2011

On February 7, 2011, Republican Governors sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Kathleen Sebelius, emphasizing that the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is uncertain and suggesting a short of list of "improvements" to ACA


CMS expects to issue ACO rules by mid-January 2011
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • December 6 2010

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officials announced they expect to issue proposed regulations for accountable care organizations (ACO) by mid-January 2011, and also revealed Medicare beneficiaries will be informed when they are assigned to an ACO