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Federal Proposal Seeks to Allow Discrimination in Health Care

Once again, the Trump administration has attacked health care protections. And on cue, advocates for patients have launched a counterattack. Specifically, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed rule change to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare). This section prohibits discrimination in health care based on race,… Read More »

Pending Federal Privacy Legislation: A Status Update

Vince Kuraitis Deven McGraw By DEVEN McGRAW and VINCE KURAITIS This post is part of the series “The Health Data Goldilocks Dilemma: Privacy? Sharing? Both?” In our initial blog post of February 20th, “For Your Radar – Huge Implications for Healthcare in Pending Privacy Legislation,” we broadly discussed six key issues for healthcare stakeholders in… Read More »

Federal judge scolds Purdue, Endo and Mallinckrodt for stall tactics in opioids case

U.S. District Judge Dan Polster has had enough of opioids makers Purdue Pharma, Endo and Mallinckrodt asking for extensions in the multistate lawsuit against them. And he said as much Thursday in the Cleveland court where the case is being tried. Lawyers representing the companies and other defendants in the case had filed an emergency… Read More »

Federal judge freezes Trump's religious and moral exemptions to Obamacare contraception mandate

A Pennsylvania district court judge on Monday blocked the Trump administration’s exemptions from the federal birth control rules from taking effect across the U.S., less than 24 hours after a similar hold was placed in 13 states and the District of Columbia. The revised rules, which allow employers to opt out of a requirement that… Read More »

Federal judge in Texas strikes down Obamacare as unconstitutional

The HealthCare.gov 2019 web site home page as seen in Oct. 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) A federal judge in Texas has issued a ruling declaring that Obamacare is unconstitutional, creating an not only uncertainty about health care coverage for millions of Americans, but also a likely battle in the U.S. Supreme Court. Friday’s decision… Read More »