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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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Biden Plans Include Key Healthcare Appointments, ACA and, Maybe, Drug Pricing

Biden Plans Include Key Healthcare Appointments, ACA and, Maybe, Drug Pricing

Dec. 7, 2020 – President-elect Joe Biden announced on Dec. 7 his plans for filling key public health positions, including nominations for California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be the next secretary of Health and Human Services and Dr. Rochelle Walensky, currently an infectious disease specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital, to become director of the […]

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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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Washington Focus

Biden Gears Up After Win, Announces COVID-19 Advisory Board

Biden Gears Up After Win, Announces COVID-19 Advisory Board

Nov. 9, 2020 – Just two days after his election victory became apparent, President-elect Joe Biden signaled his number one priority by naming the co-chairs and membership of his COVID-19 Advisory Board. “Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face, and I will be informed by science […]

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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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Washington Focus

Sen. Coons Opposes Compelling List Prices in DTC Ads

Sen. Coons Opposes Compelling List Prices in DTC Ads

Nov. 28, 2018 — When it comes to healthcare in the United States, “we’ve got a lot of work to do in promoting transparency, bringing down cost, and making sure we are tying reimbursement to value of care rather than quantity of care,” Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) told attendees of the Coalition for Healthcare Communication’s […]

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Study Shows ACA Increases Use of Rx Drugs, Decreases Out-of-pocket Spending

Study Shows ACA Increases Use of Rx Drugs, Decreases Out-of-pocket Spending

Aug. 19, 2016 – The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has resulted in increases in the use of prescription drugs and decreases in out-of-pocket spending, according to the RAND Corporation, which conducted a study of how expanded insurance coverage has affected populations that are at risk for high health spending.  Health Affairs, which described the results […]

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