Creeping Price Regulation
There's a consensus that the prices are too damn high for health care. The states can do something about it -- indeed, a few already are.
Judges Shouldn’t Have the Power to Halt Laws Nationwide
A hand-picked district court judge in Texas might soon enter an injunction prohibiting the enforcement of all or part of the Affordable Care Act across the entire country. Something is very wrong with that picture.
The Right Thing on Risk Adjustment
The Trump administration precipitated a crisis when it announced it would suspend risk adjustment payments under the Affordable Care Act. In welcome news, it's now taking steps to address the problem.
Taking a Dive on Risk Adjustment
The Trump administration says that an adverse court ruling gives it no choice but to suspend some crucial payments under the Affordable Care Act. I don't buy it, and you shouldn't either.
The severability question is not hard.
When Congress repealed the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate penalty, it left the rest of the law intact. The courts should respect that choice and not get drawn in to the relentless campaign against Obamacare.
The case that could end the Texas lawsuit.
A brief from the American Medical Association flags a Fifth Circuit case that seems to dispose of the constitutional argument in the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act.
A Big Loss for Insurers at the Federal Circuit
The opinion is a $12 billion setback for insurers seeking money they're owed under the Affordable Care Act. But the costs of being cavalier about our debts extend far beyond this arcane fight.
Texas Fold 'Em
The Trump administration has asked a district court to wipe much of the ACA from the books, starting in 2019. The brief represents an enormous blow to the integrity of the Justice Department -- and a threat to the rule of law.