March 30th, 2012 | Comments Off on Justices Hold First Vote Today On Health Law’s Fate | Posted in Health Insurance todayIf past practice holds, the Supreme Court will meet privately today to cast a preliminary vote. No one else will be present, and drafts of opinions are likely to be written and rewritten many times in the next few months before the actual decision is issued, likely sometime in June.
March 30th, 2012 | Comments Off on Perspectives: All This Fuss About The Word ‘Tax’; Civic Lessons From The Supreme Court | Posted in Health Insurance todayCommentators offer further thoughts about the Supreme Court's review of the health law.
March 30th, 2012 | Comments Off on Economics Lessons For The Court: Broccoli Isn’t The Same As Health Care | Posted in Health Insurance todaySeveral opinion writers offer insurance primers for the justices.
March 30th, 2012 | Comments Off on Insurers, Employers React To Idea Of A Health Law Without An Individual Mandate | Posted in Health Insurance todayInsurers' "worst nightmare" is that the Supreme Court would overturn the health law's insurance requirement but leave the rest of the overhaul intact. Employers are being advised to continue working toward meeting the law's deadlines.
March 30th, 2012 | Comments Off on First Edition: March 30, 2012 | Posted in Health Insurance todayToday's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports that the House yesterday approved the $3.5 trillion Ryan budget plan - which includes deep cuts in entitlements and will likely trigger the election-year fiscal debate.