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Healthcare Reform: Federal Court Backs Affordable Care Act

Another quick update on the legal battle over healthcare reform.  Yet another federal court of appeals has upheld the controversial Affordable Care Act which would overhaul the nation’s healthcare system.  This time it’s the influential U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia which has struck down the constitutional challenge and ruled the Affordable . . . → Read More: Healthcare Reform: Federal Court Backs Affordable Care Act

Obama Administration Appeals Healthcare Reform… Will We Get a Ruling Before the 2012 Election?

More big news in the battle over the Affordable Care Act this week, and this is good news for all the business grappling with their health insurance questions. The Obama Administration has officially appealed an appeals court ruling which struck down part of the Affordable Care as unconstitutional earlier this year, laying the groundwork for . . . → Read More: Obama Administration Appeals Healthcare Reform… Will We Get a Ruling Before the 2012 Election?

Federal Appeals Court Declares Health Insurance Mandate Unconstitutional

More big news in the legal battle over healthcare reform today. In its latest layover on its way to its date with the Supreme Court, a crucial part of the the Affordable Care Act (aka healthcare reform) has been declared unconstitutional by a federal appellate court in Atlanta. As the second federal appeals court to . . . → Read More: Federal Appeals Court Declares Health Insurance Mandate Unconstitutional

Five Health Insurers to Stop Selling Individual Health Insurance in Indiana

Ominous news from Indiana today. Five health insurers, including two health insurance giants, have announced that they will stop selling individual health insurance policies in Indiana. In response, the Indiana Department of Insurance is asking the Obama Administration for a delay from a key portion of the Affordable Care Act (or healthcare reform) which requires . . . → Read More: Five Health Insurers to Stop Selling Individual Health Insurance in Indiana

Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform) Appealed to the Supreme Court

It’s official.    The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has announced it has filed a petition in the U. S. Supreme Court, asking the highest court in the land to review its constitutional challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known to most of . . . → Read More: Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform) Appealed to the Supreme Court

Bush Appointed Federal Judge Declares Healthcare Reform and Health Insurance Mandate Constitutional

It’s big news in the legal battle over healthcare reform today.  In its latest layover on its way to its date with the Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act (aka healthcare reform) has been upheld by a federal appellate court in Cincinnatti.  As the first federal appeals court to weigh in on healthcare reform, the Sixth . . . → Read More: Bush Appointed Federal Judge Declares Healthcare Reform and Health Insurance Mandate Constitutional

Blue Shield of California Will Return $167 Million to Members

No, your eyes are not deceiving you.  Two weeks after the revelation that Blue Shield of California‘s top executive, Bruce Bodaken, took home $4.6 million last year,  Blue Shield of California has announced that it will be returning $167 million to some of its members this year.  Members with individual health insurance policies (i.e. not on . . . → Read More: Blue Shield of California Will Return $167 Million to Members

California Regulator Calls Anthem Blue Cross Health Insurance Hikes “Unreasonable,” Blue Cross Says, So What?

This just in! The California Department of Managed Health Care may have declared Anthem Blue Cross’  latest health insurance rate hikes “unreasonable,” but unfortunately, it’s not changing anything. The regulatory agency has no authority to stop the hikes, and Anthem Blue Cross is still going ahead with the health insurance rate increases which take effect . . . → Read More: California Regulator Calls Anthem Blue Cross Health Insurance Hikes “Unreasonable,” Blue Cross Says, So What?

This Just In: Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Healthcare Reform Before Lower Courts

It’s official!  Those of us waiting for the Supreme Court of the United States to weigh in on President Obama’s healthcare reform, and specifically on the controversial mandate that all Americans carry health insurance, will just have to wait a little longer.  The justices have refused the State of Virginia’s request to fast-track its challenge to the . . . → Read More: This Just In: Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Healthcare Reform Before Lower Courts

Supreme Court Holds Off on Healthcare Reform Challenges … For Now

Those of us waiting for the Supreme Court of the United States to weigh in on President Obama’s healthcare reform, and specifically on the controversial mandate that all Americans carry health insurance, will just have to wait a little longer.  Although the justices were scheduled to discuss the case last Friday, the Supreme Court has not . . . → Read More: Supreme Court Holds Off on Healthcare Reform Challenges … For Now