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29 ABA Journal ACA Health Care Reform articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Transgender patients protected; gender gap persists in SCOTUS arguments

Transgender patients protected in HHS interpretation

The Biden administration will protect transgender patients from discrimination in health care, reversing a decision by the Trump administration, according to an announcement…

SCOTUS will review rule banning abortion referrals by clinics receiving federal funds

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review a Trump administration rule that barred abortion referrals by programs that receive federal funds.

Afternoon Briefs: DOJ changes stance on health care law; Scabby the Rat gets NLRB lawyer’s support

DOJ withdraws opposition to health care law

The U.S. Department of Justice has notified the U.S. Supreme Court that it no longer supports overturning the Affordable Care Act. The Trump…

Second half of SCOTUS term may bring the temperature down compared to its feverish first

The U.S. Supreme Court justices may soon be able to settle in for some relative peace and quiet in the second half of their term. Decisions in several high-profile merits cases are being drafted and circulated.

Supreme Court will decide legality of work requirements for Medicaid recipients

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services lawfully authorized Arkansas and New Hampshire to test work requirements for Medicaid recipients.

Kavanaugh, Roberts appear ready to join with liberal justices to uphold most of Affordable Care Act

A U.S. Supreme Court majority appeared ready to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act in oral arguments Tuesday.

In written answers, Barrett notes ‘3 hurdles’ to overturning Affordable Care Act but avoids specifics

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett mentioned “three hurdles” to overturning the Affordable Care Act when she provided written answers Tuesday to follow-up questions from Senate Judiciary Committee members.

SCOTUS nominee Barrett says she’s not ‘hostile’ to the Affordable Care Act

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett said during her confirmation hearing Tuesday she is not "hostile" to the Affordable Care Act or to any statute passed by Congress.

Chemerinsky: The Supreme Court returns to a term like no other

No other first Monday in October, the traditional start of a new U.S. Supreme Court term, ever has been like this one. With the country still in the midst of a pandemic, oral arguments will be held by telephone as they were in May. The justices and the country are still reeling from the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18. Looming large is the coming confirmation battle over the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who would add another staunch conservative to the court.

Would Barrett ax the Affordable Care Act? She has expressed some views; severability is a question mark

Liberal groups are running ads warning that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett will vote to overturn the Affordable Care Act if she is confirmed to the Supreme Court. What are her views on the subject?

Ginsburg’s death could doom health care law, cement environmental rollbacks, imperil right to abortion

Environmental regulations, the right to abortion and the Affordable Care Act are all in danger if President Donald Trump’s next nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court is confirmed.

A top SCOTUS contender, Amy Coney Barrett is likely to draw scrutiny for decisions on abortion, campus sex assault

Considered one of the top contenders for a U.S. Supreme Court nomination, U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett is known as a conservative who shows a strong deference to religious values.

Afternoon Briefs: Trump pardons Susan B. Anthony; suspect in lawyer’s murder claims memory loss

Trump pardons Susan B. Anthony

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is granting a posthumous pardon to Susan B. Anthony, the women’s suffragist who was convicted for casting a…

What do women have to lose if the Affordable Care Act is struck down?

The ACA has extended coverage to more than 20 million people while providing protections for women who had faced discrimination from insurers and struggled to obtain coverage. In the coming term, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear California v. Texas, which casts doubt on the future of women’s ability to obtain affordable insurance.

Quinn Emanuel seeks fee amounting to $18,500 per hour; will judge approve it?

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is asking to be paid $185 million for representing insurers suing the federal government for compensation under the Affordable Care Act.

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