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In the Health Reform Update for the past week, the
U.S. Supreme Court denies providers the right to sue to enforce federal law
guaranteeing a minimum level of Medicaid reimbursement. It also rejects a premature challenge to a
Medicare cost-cutting board that has yet to go into effect.
Obama Administration reveals that only 36,000 of an estimated four million
eligible Americans have signed-up for Marketplace coverage via a special
enrollment period (SEP) that runs through April 30th. The SEP was created for those unaware of
individual mandate penalties under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until they
filed their 2014 taxes. They will still
be subject to the tax penalty, but the Internal Revenue Service announced that
they will not penalize those whose tax forms incorrectly stated the amount of
their ACA subsidy for 2014.
sought by consumer groups to prevent insurers from moving all or most
prescription drugs for a costly condition into specialty drug tier have been
stripped out of drug transparency legislation that advanced in Connecticut and
Illinois. Medicaid expansion measures
continue to face stiff opposition in Florida and Tennessee, but clear their
first hurdle in Alaska.
You can find the full Health Reform Update here and visit our Advocacy section for more information about the PSI Patient Coalition.