Hemophilia Federation of America is a national nonprofit organization that assists, educates, and advocates for the bleeding disorders community.
HFA learned late Friday night that a federal court has struck down the entire Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional. You can find an explanation of the lawsuit (Texas v. United States) here and can read a description of the latest ruling here. HFA is studying the ruling and will post a more detailed update soon. In […]
As we’ve previously reported, several lawsuits are currently pending in federal courts concerning aspects of the Affordable Care Act. One lawsuit questions whether the ACA is still valid, despite the elimination of the individual mandate penalty; other cases take an opposite tack, challenging recent Administration actions and rulemakings as inconsistent with the ACA. Today, HFA […]
The Trump Administration issued a final rule on June 19, 2018 expanding association health plans. The rule’s stated aim is to “help Americans struggling to afford health coverage find new, more affordable options.” You can read more about the rule here. HFA and many other patient advocacy groups think the final rule takes the wrong tack. Association […]
On August 1, 2018, the Trump Administration issued a final rule expanding the scope of short-term, limited duration health plans. The rule’s stated aim is to “help Americans struggling to afford health coverage find new, more affordable options.” You can read more about the rule here. HFA and many other patient advocacy groups think the […]
New federal rules, released Aug. 1, roll back limits on short-term health plans. Short-term plans are primarily designed to bridge gaps in coverage that can occur, e.g., when an individual is transitioning between jobs. As such, these plans don’t have to meet Affordable Care Act standards. They can deny coverage and/or can charge higher premiums […]
The past week has seen a flurry of news on the ACA front. We’ve summarized some of the latest developments for you here. On July 10, the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced it will further reduce funding for navigators. Navigators are individuals or organizations that are trained to help Americans buy insurance in the ACA […]
Earlier this year, Texas together with 19 other states (“plaintiffs”) filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The US Department of Justice (DOJ) – which normally defends federal laws against such challenges – unexpectedly chose to side with the plaintiffs when it filed its brief on June 7th. The DOJ argued that key ACA […]
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