The office of Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter issued a press release Friday, July 13 announcing the formation of two working study groups to “research and examine” Idaho’s options in light of the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold most of the provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare.” (more…)
The crowd-sourced odds market at Intrade puts the likelihood of the Supreme Court overturning the individual mandate – either in whole or in part – at 76.5%, up .5% since the Court announced on Monday that it would convene once more on Thursday to deliver opinions.
Which got me to thinking about what odds I would give the Court’s decision this week. And, with the knowledge that one should never listen to someone who predicts, I recall that it hasn’t stopped me before. (more…)
Mainstream thinking on the Supreme Court has claimed that the Supreme Court will likely strike down part of the Affordable Care Act, but hold many parts of the law intact. Few continue to publicly say that it is likely that the entire Act will remain in place. Even fewer suggest that the Court will throw it all out. (more…)
Today, the Supreme Court took no action on health care and made no reference to the Affordable Care Act. The tea leaves left for us, however, are considerable.
The Court announced that it would sit again to deliver opinions on Thursday, a day heretofore not listed as a day of decisions. Monday, today, had been its last scheduled day for decisions. (more…)
Yesterday, an interesting New York Times article tied the nation’s opinion of the Affordable Care Act to the amount of money spent on advertising by its opponents. According to a recent New York Times/CBS News poll, more than two thirds of Americans hope the court will overturn some or all of it. (more…)
State of Reform is proud to launch, in collaboration with the Univ of Washington School of Public Health – Health Policy Center Initiative, a series titled “What If: A Post-Supreme Court World.” This is the eight piece in a series of contributions hosted on our news site, by a range of authors, about the possibilities for health care in a still hypothetical world after a Supreme Court decision.
While most attention from health leaders has understandably been focused on the upcoming Supreme Court decision on PPACA, I urge you all to also pay attention to two reports recently released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Their titles summarize their subjects: (more…)
State of Reform is proud to launch, in collaboration with the Univ of Washington School of Public Health – Health Policy Center Initiative , a series titled “What If: A Post-Supreme Court World.” This is the seventh piece in a series of contributions hosted on our news site, by a range of authors, about the possibilities for health care in a still hypothetical world after a Supreme Court decision.
How will our State’s rural hospitals and health care providers be affected by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or by its possible repeal? Potentially three ways: changes in the way public programs – especially Medicare and Medicaid – pay rural hospitals; increases in the demand for care generated by the (more…)
The Everett Herald reported on Friday, May 4, 2012 about a lawsuit filed by 90 women over health care law against Attorney General Rob McKenna.