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Health Reform Weekly (9/15): Court of Appeals Dismissed ACA Challenge

Sep 16, 2011

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 This week’s health care reform news:

Appeals Court Dismisses ACA Challenge
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit dismissed an Affordable Care Act (ACA) challenge by the state of Virginia based on lack of standing. The court did not tackle the question of the constitutionality of the individual mandate in the ACA. The Virginia Attorney General has vowed to advance his appeal, either to the full 4th Circuit or to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Other highlights include:
  • Several articles in the current issue of Health Affairs focus on health care cost drivers.
  • California passes, and the governor signs, a new law to improve provider transparency on costs.
  • Health plan ACO arrangements discussed in Health Affairs.

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