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States file emergency motion to reinstate CSR payments

October 19, 2017


Nearly 20 attorneys generals in the motion say a temporary restraining order "is necessary by 4:00 p.m. on Oct. 19, 2017, to prevent immediate and irreparable harm to the … [s]tates and the millions of Americans who benefit from affordable health care coverage under the [Affordable Care Act]."

Judge rules Allergan patents for Restasis are invalid

October 18, 2017


The ruling opens up the possibility that drugmakers could create generic versions of Allergan's best-selling eye drug Restasis, but Allergan says it will appeal the decision.

DOJ drops lawsuit that alleged UnitedHealth inflated patient risk scores

October 17, 2017


The Department of Justice's (DOJ) decision to drop the lawsuit comes after a federal judge earlier this month dismissed the suit, ruling DOJ's allegations were too vague for the case to move forward.

Nearly 20 states file suit to force Trump to reinstate CSR payments

October 16, 2017


In response to the Trump administration's decision to halt the Affordable Care Act's cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers, 19 attorneys general file a multistate lawsuit defending the payments.

CMS drops Fla. nursing home from Medicare following patient deaths associated with Hurricane Irma

October 16, 2017


CMS says said it suspending the Florida nursing home from Medicare because a state survey on Sept. 22 found the facility's conditions presented "immediate jeopardy" to residents' health and safety.

Trump halts ACA's CSR payments. Here's what that could mean.

October 13, 2017


Some observers say it is unclear if the Trump administration's decision to halt the Affordable Care Act's cost-sharing reduction payments will cause more insurers to exit the exchanges, since leaving would require extensive negotiations between insurers and state regulators.

SCOTUS dismisses one case challenging Trump's March travel ban

October 12, 2017


The Supreme Court is still considering another case concerning provisions of President Trump's March executive order that suspended refugee entry from all countries for 120 days.

Wash. becomes latest state to sue Trump admin over new contraceptive coverage exemptions

October 11, 2017


Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D) says the Trump administration's interim final rules, which expand exemptions available to employers under the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage rules, violate the Constitution and portions of the federal Civil Rights Act.

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit alleging UnitedHealth overcharged MA

October 10, 2017


Matt Curley, a partner at the law firm Bass Berry & Sims, says, "The district court's decision obviously is a significant setback for the Department of Justice," which joined the whistleblower lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group.

How the health care industry is trying to reduce doctor misdiagnoses

October 10, 2017


Health care industry stakeholders are launching new initiatives aimed at addressing medical misdiagnoses, which are a leading cause of medical malpractice suits in the United States.

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