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Appeals Court Decision on ACA Leaves Law’s Future Unclear

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is unconstitutional and sent the case, Texas v. United States , back to a lower court for a more detailed analysis of what parts of the law should remain valid in the mandate’s absence. This action prolongs the...

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ACA Update: Five Things to Know About Where the Law Stands As Open Enrollment Begins

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance Marketplaces lasts from November 1 to December 15 in most states. As the seventh ACA open enrollment commences and the law’s 10 th anniversary approaches, here are five things to know about it now: The Texas Case: A decision...

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The Texas Judge's Decision on the ACA: The Health Reform Law is Challenged Again

The headlines on Friday evening blared the news: “Texas Judge Strikes Down the Affordable Care Act.” In Texas v. Azar , a federal judge ruled that when Congress reduced the tax penalty for being uninsured to $0 it made the entire ACA unconstitutional. This didn’t mean that the many programs and...

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2018 Elections Change the Medicaid Expansion Map

The Medicaid expansion map is changing, with five states poised to expand the program in the next few months. On November 6 th , voters in three states approved ballot measures accepting the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, joining two other states with recently approved expansion plans...

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Short-Term Plans Don’t Have to Include OT, But These States Are Restricting Them

The new federal regulation loosening restrictions around short-term health plans could mean more consumers signing up for insurance plans with little or no coverage for occupational therapy – and not always understanding what their coverage lacks until it’s too late. Starting in October,...

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