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Justices Hold First Vote Today On Health Law’s Fate

March 30th, 2012 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
If 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.

Perspectives: All This Fuss About The Word ‘Tax’; Civic Lessons From The Supreme Court

March 30th, 2012 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Commentators offer further thoughts about the Supreme Court's review of the health law.

Economics Lessons For The Court: Broccoli Isn’t The Same As Health Care

March 30th, 2012 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Several opinion writers offer insurance primers for the justices.

Insurers, Employers React To Idea Of A Health Law Without An Individual Mandate

March 30th, 2012 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Insurers' "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.

First Edition: March 30, 2012

March 30th, 2012 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Today'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.