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California Legislature OKs Health Insurance Mandate
Why State Healthcare Individual Mandates are Becoming More Popular
[Opinion] Amicus Brief of ACLJ to Fifth Circuit Addressing Constitutionality of ACA After Repeal of Individual Mandate (PDF)
HHS Announces Final Conscience Rule Protecting Health Care Entities and Individuals
[Official Guidance] HHS Final Regulations: Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care (PDF)
New State Laws Require More Preventive Services From Insurers
ACA Preventative Services Updates for 2019
District Court Rules ACA Unconstitutional
[Official Guidance] Statement from the Department of Health and Human Services on Texas v. Azar
District Court Declares Entire ACA Unconstitutional: What That Could Mean for Employers and Plan Sponsors
[Guidance Overview] Trump Executive Order Expands Opportunities for Healthier People to Exit ACA
[Guidance Overview] HHS Issues Updates to Mandated Preventive Health Care Services for 2018
HHS Launches Web Page Highlighting Administrative Actions to Empower Patients
House GOP Health Care Proposal Relies on Tax Credits and Grants
States Mull Contraception Coverage as Obamacare Repeal Looms
Federal Court Issues Nationwide Injunction Against Enforcement of ACA Rules on Gender Identity and Termination of Pregnancy
[Opinion] Bill Clinton Is Right: Obamacare is Crazy for Workers
The Future of the ACA
[Opinion] Seven Steps to Dismantle Obamacare on Day One of the Trump Administration
[Opinion] Donald Trump Is About to Face a Rude Awakening Over Obamacare
House Committee Asks Administration for Obamacare Cost Calculations from Taxpayers Perspective (PDF)
Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care: Progress and Promise of the Affordable Care Act and Other Administration Efforts
EpiPen Triggers Change In Thinking About Obamacare Requirement
Small Biz Health Exchange (SHOP) Still Worth Considering
[Guidance Overview] Text of IRS PMTA 2016-12: Calculation of Premium Tax Credit for Fiscal Year Taxpayers (PDF)
Administration Officials, Constitutional Experts to Testify on Unlawful Cost Sharing Reduction Payments
A Compromise, with Real Impact, on Contraceptive Requirements
Seeking Compromise, Supreme Court Remands Contraceptive Coverage Cases to Lower Courts
Businesses Are Opting for Freelancers to Dodge Health Care Fees
[Guidance Overview] The ACA's Employer Shared Responsibility Determination and the Potential Employer Penalty (PDF)
Responses to Court's Proposal for Zubik v. Burwell Still Show a Gap
Obama Administration Admits It Could Have Respected Nuns' Rights After All
Dueling Responses to the Court's ACA Birth Control Idea
Obamacare Will Cost $136 Billion More, Cover Fewer People Than We Thought, CBO Says
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Confirms Obamacare Death Spiral
Employers with Self-Funded Health Plans Dispute Administration's Application of ACA Nondiscrimination Provisions
25% Dumped Their Obamacare Plans Last Year, White House Admits
[Guidance Overview] IRS Health Care Tax Tip 2016-31: Do You Have Minimum Essential Coverage?
[Guidance Overview] CRS Report: Resources for Frequently Asked Questions about the Affordable Care Act (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] The 2017 Benefit and Payment Parameters Final Rule: Drilling Down (Part 1)
Text of Comments on IRS Notice 2015-87: Further Guidance on the Group Health Plan Market Reform Provisions of the ACA to Employer-Provided Health Coverage and on Certain Other ACA Provisions
Testimony of IRS Commissioner Koskinen Before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Implementation of the ACA
Text of Response Brief by HHS in Supreme Court Case on ACA Contraceptive Coverage (PDF)
Dave and Busted? Reductions in Employee Work Schedules May Not Negate Employer's ACA Health Coverage Mandate
The Ongoing Saga of the ACA Contraceptive Mandate: Where Are We Now? (PDF)
[Opinion] 'Risk Adjustment' Threatens Obamacare
San Diego Church Challenges California Abortion Coverage Mandate
[Guidance Overview] Text of DOL Report to Congress: Improving Health Coverage for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Patients Including Compliance with the Federal Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Provisions (PDF)
Amicus Briefs Posted Online in Supreme Court Case Challenging Application of Contraceptive Coverage Mandate to Little Sisters of the Poor and Other Religious Organizations
Critics Say ACA 'Risk' Strategies Are Having Reverse Robin Hood Effect
[Opinion] American Academy of Actuaries Comments to HHS on Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2017 (PDF)
[Opinion] Suspend. Delay. Postpone. Repeat.
CMS Proposed Insurance Reforms Incite Industry Backlash
2014 Plan Year Issuer Compliance Review Summary Report (PDF)
Federal District Court Rejects Secular Entity's Challenge to ACA Contraceptive Coverage Requirement
[Opinion] Contraceptive Mandate Cases: Why the Supreme Court Will Instruct Lower Federal Courts to Stop Second-Guessing Religious Beliefs
Crunch Time Again for ACA Enrollment
Welfare Benefit Plans: More Than Just the ACA
The Cost of the Individual Mandate Penalty for the Remaining Uninsured
Improving Health and Health Care: An Agenda for Reform
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