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Indiana School Leaders and Job Creators Describe Harmful Effects of Health Care Law

Below is an announcement issued by Education & The Workforce Press:   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2014 CONTACT: Press Office (202) 226-9440   Indiana School Leaders and Job Creators Describe Harmful Effects of President’s Health Care Law   WASHINGTON, D.C. … Continue reading

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King Decision on ACA Subsidies

On July 22, 2014, two conflicting decisions on the legality of insurance subsidies provided in federally established health care exchanges were handed down. In the Halbig decision, discussed previously in this blog, the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of … Continue reading

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The Shaky Future of the ACA Employer Penalty After Halbig

In a previous post, we discussed the murky legal status of insurance subsidies in federally established insurance exchanges. This post will focus on the July 22, 2014 decision in Halbig v. Burwell and the impact this ruling will have if … Continue reading

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Conflicting Federal Rulings Issued Today on ACA

Earlier today, two circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals handed down conflicting rulings regarding the legality of insurance subsidies offered in connection with federally facilitated exchanges. The controversy surrounding these subsidies involves language found in the Affordable Care Act … Continue reading

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Final Rule on Bona Fide Orientation Periods and the 90-Day Waiting Period Limitation

The 2010 enactment of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) added provisions to the Public Health Service Act (“PHS”), the Internal Revenue Code (“the Code”) and ERISA. Chief among these changes was the prohibition against waiting periods of more than 90 … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Rules ACA Contraception Mandate Violates Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Hobby Lobby Case

In an opinion delivered by Justice Alito, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on June 30, 2014, that closely held for-profit corporations can deny contraceptive coverage when citing religious beliefs. The owners of Conestoga, Hobby Lobby and Mardel, … Continue reading

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Rep. Messer Introduces Legislation to Exempt Schools from the ACA’s Employer Mandate

Indiana Congressman Luke Messer (R-IN) introduced the “Safeguarding Classrooms Hurt by Obamacare’s Obligatory Levies Act” (“Act”). This proposed legislation aims to exempt schools from the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) employer mandates and penalties. The Act will seek to have primary … Continue reading

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