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Affordable Care Act

Legislative

What Biden’s Drug Pricing Plans Could Mean for Biopharma

What Biden’s Drug Pricing Plans Could Mean for Biopharma

Aug. 16, 2021 – As part of his “Build Back Better” agenda, President Joe Biden re-emphasized in a televised address last week that he would like Congress to make changes that would allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices to reduce costs for “millions of Americans.” Specifically, Biden wants to see legislative reforms that would remove […]

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Courts/First Amendment

ACA Survives SCOTUS Scrutiny, Latest in “String of Victories”

ACA Survives SCOTUS Scrutiny, Latest in “String of Victories”

June 17, 2021 – Today the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit claiming that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional, leaving it as the law of the land. The Court ruled that the plaintiffs—a group of Republican attorneys general and two individuals—do not have legal standing to sue. According to Coalition for Healthcare Communication […]

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Washington Focus

Biden’s “Health Care Day” Previews Next Steps

Biden’s “Health Care Day” Previews Next Steps

Feb. 1, 2021 – President Joe Biden presented his current vision for the state of the nation’s healthcare during last week’s “Health Care Day,” one of several themed presentations his administration is holding to roll out key policies. Describing Executive Orders that he signed in the healthcare arena, Biden stated that the best way to […]

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Courts/First Amendment

U.S. Supreme Court Questioning Casts Some Doubt on Severability in ACA Case

U.S. Supreme Court Questioning Casts Some Doubt on Severability in ACA Case

Nov. 11, 2020 – In yesterday’s oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case concerning the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), several conservative justices, including two added to the bench since the last time the Supreme Court affirmed the ACA – Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh – asked questions that […]

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Courts/First Amendment

Ginsburg’s Passing Heightens Concerns over ACA

Ginsburg’s Passing Heightens Concerns over ACA

Sept. 24, 2020 – As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear a case about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) soon, the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sharply increases the possibility that the ACA will be ruled unconstitutional, according to Coalition for Healthcare Communication Executive Director Jon Bigelow. The […]

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Courts/First Amendment

In Surprise Move, SCOTUS to Rule on Constitutionality of ACA Next Term

In Surprise Move, SCOTUS to Rule on Constitutionality of ACA Next Term

March 4, 2020 — The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a surprise on March 2 when it announced it will hear a challenge to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) next term, leap-frogging over the process that was playing out in lower courts. Oral arguments have not yet been scheduled, but are likely to […]

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Courts/First Amendment

Appeals Court Ruling Leaves ACA in Place for Now and Likely Through 2020 Election

Appeals Court Ruling Leaves ACA in Place for Now and Likely Through 2020 Election

Jan. 3, 2020 – A late-December ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit agreed with the U.S. District Court in Texas that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) individual mandate – which was premised on Congress’ taxing authority – was rendered invalid when the 2017 tax bill set the tax penalty at […]

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