Insurance Journal » individual mandate http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:13:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 Many Could Escape Obamacare Individual Mandate Due to Exemptions http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/03/14/323306.htm Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:46:11 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=323306 Obamacare’s requirement that all Americans carry insurance or face penalties, part of the effort to gain universal coverage, may not be much of a rule at all. Millions of people may be exempt from the requirement known as the individual …

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Walgreen, Blue Cross to Aid in Educating Public on Obamacare http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2013/07/11/298107.htm Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:30:52 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=298107 Walgreen Co., the biggest U.S. drugstore chain, agreed to join with the largest federation of health insurers to promote the Affordable Care Act, lending a hand as the Obama administration strains to win over the public. The Blue Cross Blue …

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IRS Says It Has No Role in Enforcing Health Insurance Mandate http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/09/12/262776.htm Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:19:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=262776 The Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday assured congressional lawmakers that agents would play no role in enforcing the controversial requirement that Americans buy insurance under President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul. “IRS revenue agents will not be involved. There will not …

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Chief Justice Roberts Viewed Differently After Healthcare Opinion http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/07/03/254275.htm Tue, 03 Jul 2012 13:28:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=254275 Chief Justice John Roberts could have taken down the entire, massive healthcare law that his fellow Republicans deride as “Obamacare.” He could have prevented the Supreme Court decision that largely disabled the most disputed aspects of Arizona’s crackdown on illegal …

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Actuaries Say Individual Mandate Key to Viable Health Insurance Market http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/06/29/253696.htm Fri, 29 Jun 2012 13:45:25 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=253696 The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to keep the Affordable Care Act largely intact is a step toward ensuring that health insurance markets attract a broad cross section of risk, a cornerstone to any viable health insurance market, according to insurance …

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Why Chief Justice Roberts Saved Obama’s Healthcare Law http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/06/29/253671.htm Fri, 29 Jun 2012 10:26:35 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=253671 In the end, it all came down to Chief Justice John Roberts, the sphinx in the center chair, who in a stunning decision wove together competing rationales to uphold President Barack Obama’s healthcare plan. Roberts’ action instantly upended the conventional …

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Supreme Court to Deliver Obama Healthcare Ruling http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/06/28/253419.htm Thu, 28 Jun 2012 10:20:54 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=253419 The U.S. Supreme Court is set to deliver on Thursday its ruling on President Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare overhaul, his signature domestic policy achievement, in a historic case that could hand him a huge triumph or a stinging rebuke just …

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Supreme Court Hears More Healthcare Law Arguments http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/03/28/241028.htm Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:29:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=241028 The fate of President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul will be on the line on Wednesday when the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether the entire law must fall without its centerpiece insurance mandate. Completing three days of historic arguments, the nine …

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Supreme Court Begins Healthcare Law Debate http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/03/26/240705.htm Mon, 26 Mar 2012 10:33:42 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=240705 Two years after President Barack Obama signed into law a healthcare overhaul, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took up a historic test of whether it is valid under the country’s Constitution. The sweeping law intended to transform healthcare for …

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6 Ways Supreme Court Could Rule on Healthcare Law http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/03/21/240239.htm Thu, 22 Mar 2012 03:00:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=240239 The Supreme Court has several options in ruling on President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, from upholding the law to striking it down in its entirety. The court also could avoid deciding the law’s constitutionality at all, if it finds …

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4 GOP-Appointed Justices Control Obama Health Law’s Fate http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/03/20/240057.htm Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:47:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=240057 Here’s a thought that can’t comfort President Barack Obama: The fate of his health care overhaul rests with four Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices. His most sweeping domestic achievement could be struck down if they stand together with Justice Clarence Thomas, …

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Supreme Court Readies for Healthcare Debate http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/03/19/239951.htm Mon, 19 Mar 2012 13:02:41 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=239951 Death, taxes and now health insurance? Having a medical plan or else paying a fine is about to become another certainty of American life, unless the Supreme Court says no. People are split over the wisdom of President Barack Obama’s …

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RAND Study: Ending Individual Mandate Would Cut Coverage, Hike Government’s Costs http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/02/21/236434.htm Tue, 21 Feb 2012 20:00:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=236434 Eliminating the federal mandate in the new healthcare law that every individual carry health insurance would sharply lower the number of people gaining coverage, but would not dramatically increase the cost of buying policies through new insurance exchanges, a new …

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Mass. AG Coakley Heading to D.C. to Make Case for Health Care Law http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2012/02/07/234487.htm Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:20:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=234487 Attorney General Martha Coakley is heading to Washington to make a legal case for the national health care law that was modeled after Massachusetts’ own landmark 2006 health care law. On Thursday Coakley will defend the constitutionality of the national …

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Healthcare Individual Mandate Too Weak to Matter, Aetna CEO Says http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/01/19/231693.htm Thu, 19 Jan 2012 14:00:20 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=231693 Wall Street’s concern about the U.S. Supreme Court’s looming decision on President Obama’s healthcare overhaul is overblown because the provision at the heart of the law already has little teeth, the top executive at Aetna Inc. said. The court in …

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White House Defends Health Care Law As ‘Response to Crisis’ http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/01/08/230305.htm Mon, 09 Jan 2012 01:48:10 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=230305 Defending President Barack Obama’s signature health care overhaul, the administration is urging the Supreme Court to uphold the contentious heart of the law, the requirement that individuals buy insurance or pay a penalty. The administration filed a written submission with …

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Supreme Court Schedules Obama Healthcare Arguments http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2011/12/19/228089.htm Tue, 20 Dec 2011 01:13:52 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=228089 Oral arguments on President Barack Obama’s sweeping U.S. healthcare overhaul will last 5-1/2 hours spread over three days from March 26-28, the Supreme Court said on Monday. The Supreme Court last month agreed to hear the 5-1/2 hours of oral …

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Part of Mississippi Healthcare Suit Placed on Hold http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2011/12/02/225727.htm Fri, 02 Dec 2011 10:00:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=225727 A federal judge has put on hold portions of a Mississippi lawsuit against Obama administration’s health care law. U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett, in a ruling issued Nov. 23, stayed consideration of parts of the April 2010 lawsuit not involving …

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Supreme Court to Hear Federal Healthcare Mandate http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2011/09/27/217526.htm Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:34:55 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=217526 The Obama administration Monday cleared the way for the Supreme Court to decide in its 2011-12 term the president’s signature healthcare law that requires Americans to buy insurance or face a penalty. A Justice Department spokeswoman said it decided against …

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Court Tosses Virginia Challenge to Healthcare Law http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2011/09/09/214211.htm Fri, 09 Sep 2011 12:24:02 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=214211  A U.S. appeals court handed President Barack Obama a victory for his signature healthcare law Thursday, ruling against challenges by the state of Virginia and others seeking to invalidate the law as unconstitutional. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the …

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U.S. Court Rules Against Obama Healthcare Mandate http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2011/08/15/210940.htm Mon, 15 Aug 2011 12:06:27 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=210940 President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law suffered a setback Friday when a U.S. appeals court ruled that it was unconstitutional to require all Americans to buy insurance or face a penalty. The U.S. Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit, based …

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Judges Question Individual Mandate in Healthcare Law http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2011/06/10/202080.htm Fri, 10 Jun 2011 12:45:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=202080 Three federal appeals judges expressed unease with a requirement that virtually all Americans carry health insurance or face penalties, as they repeatedly raised questions about President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. At a Wednesday hearing, the three judges on the …

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U.S. Appeals Court Hears Arguments Over Healthcare Mandate Today http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2011/05/10/197779.htm Tue, 10 May 2011 11:57:51 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=197779 Lawyers for President Barack Obama go to court Tuesday to try to save the cornerstone of his healthcare overhaul, arguing that the requirement for Americans to buy insurance is constitutional. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for …

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Supreme Court Denies Fast Track for Healthcare Law Challenge http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2011/04/25/196210.htm Tue, 26 Apr 2011 01:02:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=196210 The Supreme Court refused Monday to speed up a ruling on President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, his signature domestic achievement that has provoked a fierce political and legal battle. The justices rejected the state of Virginia’s request to invoke a …

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Supreme Court Weighs Bid for Fast-Tracking Healthcare Law Challenges http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2011/04/15/194741.htm Fri, 15 Apr 2011 14:45:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=194741 The Supreme Court will likely reject a request to speed up a ruling on President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul law, legal and financial analysts said. The justices Friday are scheduled to consider Virginia’s request seeking to bypass the normal appeals …

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9 Alternatives to Individual Health Insurance Mandate; Will They Work? http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2011/03/29/192080.htm Tue, 29 Mar 2011 15:17:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=192080 There are alternatives to the controversial federal government mandate that requires almost everyone to purchase health insurance, although experts are divided over how effective the alternatives might be in helping to expand coverage to the more than 50 million uninsured …

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Appeals Court to Expedite Obama Healthcare Appeal http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2011/03/14/190070.htm Mon, 14 Mar 2011 09:00:44 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=190070 A U.S. Appeals Court agreed Friday to speed up the timetable for the Obama administration’s appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that struck down landmark healthcare overhaul law. The Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta said it …

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Obama Administration Appeals Florida Judge’s Healthcare Ruling http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2011/03/08/189501.htm Wed, 09 Mar 2011 03:16:32 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=189501 The Obama administration Tuesday appealed a U.S. judge’s ruling in Florida that struck down its landmark healthcare overhaul law as unconstitutional because it required Americans to buy healthcare insurance or face a penalty. President Barack Obama’s Justice Department filed its …

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Another Federal Judge Dismisses Suit Against Healthcare Mandate http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2011/02/24/187963.htm Thu, 24 Feb 2011 14:22:52 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=187963 A federal judge this threw out a lawsuit claiming that President Barack Obama’s requirement that all Americans have health insurance violates the religious freedom of those who rely on God to protect them. U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler in Washington, …

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Federal Judge in Florida Rules Healthcare Law Must Be Voided http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2011/01/31/182792.htm Mon, 31 Jan 2011 20:33:21 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=182792 A federal judge in Florida struck down President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare overhaul as unconstitutional Monday in the biggest legal challenge yet to federal authority to enact the law. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson ruled that the reform law’s so-called …

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