Affordable Care Act
On June 28, the Supreme Court announced its decision to uphold all of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the controversial requirement for individuals to purchase health insurance or face a tax, which conservative challengers of the law starkly opposed. Although the fate of the law remains unclear –… Read more >
On June 26, 2012, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) hosted a dinner discussion on “The Affordable Care Act: Ambition and Reality.” Dr. Jackson Janes (AICGS) began the conversation by emphasizing the growing popularity of pay-for-performance health care systems across the U.S. and Germany as a way of addressing growing… Read more >
As consumers, insurance companies, and the federal government await the Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), one health insurance provider has stepped up to the plate and promised to maintain some of the law’s consumer protections even if the law is struck down. On June 11,… Read more >
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Background Since its passing in 2010, opponents of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have launched legal challenges on the health care reform on the basis of its constitutionality. Both state governments and private parties have attacked the law through the court system, until the case reached the Supreme Court. The… Read more >