Health care law ’s uncertain future spurs contingency plans throughout the country

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Politicians and employers begin to plan for the future Though the U.S. Supreme Court seems to be taking its time in rendering a verdict on the controversial Affordable Care Act, many large and small businesses, as well as politicians from throughout the country, have begun establishing back-up plans for what the future may hold. The health care law was brought to the Supreme Court by the actions of 26 states and other organizations and individuals that opposed the law’s controversial provisions. The decision of the Supreme Court is expected to…

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Affordable Care Act has some little-known tricks up its sleeve

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Supreme Court expected to issue ruling on the health care law in June Next month, the fate of the Affordable Care Act is expected to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. The national health care law was brought to the court after 26 states and several insurance and medical organizations rose up in protest. The Justices of the court heard arguments concerning the law late last month, calling into question how the law will affect the country’s citizens. The Affordable Care Act is often criticized for the changes it…

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Hospitals could suffer if insurance mandate is abolished, says Moody’s

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Special report highlights the impact Supreme Court ruling could have on hospitals Moody’s Investors Services, often referred to as Moody’s, has released a special report concerning the insurance mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act within health care reform. The mandate has been at the heart of the controversy surrounding the federal law. According to the law, American citizens must purchase and maintain some kind of health insurance policy. Many states have accused the federal government of overstepping its boundaries by requiring people to purchasing health insurance. As a result,…

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Supreme Court may be unclear on how the health insurance mandate fits into the Affordable Care Act

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The fate of the health insurance Affordable Care Act is currently in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court heard arguments concerning the constitutionality of the law last month, during which Justices raised serious concerns about the law’s provisions. The health insurance mandate of the law hit a chord with some of the judges and has been a point of contention for most of this month. The concerns of Justices may be due to a fundamental misunderstanding of the provision. This misunderstanding could put the Affordable Care Act…

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California officials mull over different methods of maintaining health reform in the state

As the U.S. Supreme Court continues to consider whether or not it is constitutional for the federal government to require Americans to buy health insurance, what is also being debated is whether or not it can push the individual states to broaden their Medicaid insurance coverage. It is predicted that the top court in the country will have made its decision by the end of June, right in the middle of the presidential election race. It was estimated by the Kaiser Family Foundation that if the law is upheld, California…

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What happens if the Obama healthcare reforms are overturned?

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the arguments regarding whether or not the Obama administration’s overhaul of the healthcare system is constitutional, but now that they’re over and the waiting process for the Court’s decision is under way, people have started to wonder what will happen if the law is overturned. The problem is that the system that came before the overhaul still wasn’t getting the job done. Millions of Americans will remain uninsured, and either unable to afford coverage or unable to obtain it because they have pre-existing…

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Third day of litigation of Affordable Care Act still focused on insurance mandate, Justices touch briefly on Medicaid expansion

The third day of arguments concerning the Affordable Care Act took place on Wednesday this week. Though the schedule laid out by the Supreme Court earlier this month indicated that the third day of litigation would concern the health care law’s changes to Medicaid and Medicare, the Court’s Justices were keen to keep their attention on the law’s health insurance mandate. Justices are no longer focusing on the constitutionality of the mandate; however, they are now seeking an answer to a simple question: Can the health care law survive if…

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