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06.29.10

Sure enough, Supreme Court denies cert in ERISA case

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The Supreme Court declined to review a case in which a restaurant owners group attempted to invalidate a San Francisco requirement that local businesses either offer health insurance benefits to their employees or pay the city a fee that is used to fund a program offering medical services to low-income restaurants. In Golden Gate Restaurant […]

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06.24.10

Meanwhile, back at the Supreme Court, the pay or play debate continues (but maybe not for long)

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Today the Supreme Court is scheduled to decide whether to grant cert in Golden Gate Restaurant Ass’n v. City and County of San Francisco, No. 08-1515. Actually, the Court has had the case on  its cert docket for months.  Last October, the Court voted to solicit the views of the solicitor general (SVSG), but the […]

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03.31.10

How Does the Health Reform Legislation Affect Self-Insured Plans?

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Analysis of the application of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to self-insured plans must begin with section 1562 of the Act, which adds section 715 to ERISA and section 9815 to the Internal Revenue Code. These provisions state that all of the provisions of Part A of Title XXVII of the Public Health […]

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03.26.10

Are The Attorneys General’s Constitutional Claims Bogus?

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Immediately after passage of health care reform, over a dozen state A.G.s sued to declare it unconstitutional, as violating states’ rights.  The Florida complaint is here, and Virginia’s here. Reminiscent of southern governors in the 1960s blocking their state universities’ gates, these legal officers in effect are saying “not on our sovereign soil.”  Since the […]

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03.25.10

Gearing up for the Long Aftermath of Health Reform

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Post by Christina S. Ho Senior Fellow and Project Director of the China Health Law Initiative O’Neill Institute The passage of universal health care, or (near-universal health care in this case), as Obama proclaimed, finally affirms in principle that as a society, we owe some security to one another against the life-and-death risks that can […]

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03.16.10

Abortion in the Senate Bill

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In a document titled What’s Wrong with the Senate Health Care Bill on Abortion: A Response to Professor Jost, dated March 12, 2010, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops respond to an earlier memorandum that I circulated demonstrating that the House and Senate bill are essentially equivalent on pro-life issues. On January 20, 2010, […]

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03.12.10

The Need for Health Care Regulatory Reform

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The current health care regulatory system is a mess. Whatever its stated objectives, there is little evidence that it improves quality of care, provides cost-effective benefits to the public, or is a rational way of monitoring health care delivery. With the prospect of enacting significant reforms of the health insurance system and providing access for […]

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03.04.10

Obama’s Concessions

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In previous posts, I have directed most of my ire about the failure to enact health insurance reform legislation at the democrats. After all, they have a commanding majority and should be held accountable for the failure to enact their legislative agenda. But it’s time to redress the imbalance and at least note that the […]

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02.12.10

Could Health Reform Create “A Litigation Explosion”?

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Nothing apparently excites the readers of the Wall Street Journal more than a threatened “litigation explosion.” Perhaps this is because so many of their readers are lawyers. It was only a matter of time, therefore, before they published an opinion column ominously titled, “Health-Care Reform Could Create a Litigation Explosion.” (See the February 11 issue, […]

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02.02.10

Another Shot at Fort Sumpter

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The Virginia Senate passed a bill yesterday by a vote of 23 to 17, with five Democrats joining the chambers 18 Republicans, stating: “No resident of this Commonwealth, regardless of whether he has or is eligible for health insurance under any policy or program provided by and through his employer, or a plan sponsored by […]

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