Health Care Review

February 1, 2011

U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Florida Judge Roger Vinson issued a Jan. 31 ruling on the lawsuit against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) brought by 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Business. Judge Vinson ruled that PPACA’s individual mandate to purchase insurance is not...


House Hearing on Medical Malpractice Reform

January 25, 2011

The House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing of the 112th Congress on the relationship between medical malpractice liability and health care costs. The hearing commences the process for committees of jurisdiction to report alternative legislation to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The Jan. 20 hearing focused...


House to Vote on Health Care Repeal

January 19, 2011

The House of Representatives is revisiting the previously delayed debate and vote on repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) this week. The House is scheduled to vote late-afternoon Jan. 19 on the Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act (H.R. 2) followed by a Jan. 20 vote on H. Res 9 –...


New Year Health Care Round-Up

January 5, 2011

The 111th Congress can easily be defined as one dominated by a contentious, prolonged health care reform debate. Even so, despite the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in March 2010, health care policy will remain a top priority in the 112th Congress. Members of Congress on both sides of...