• 05.09.17

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, May 9, 2017

    Republican governors react to passage of the AHCA in the House; insurers begin to make Marketplace rate filing decisions despite continuing uncertainty; and expansion waiver evaluations in Indiana and Iowa find many enrollees are accruing penalties—including disenrollment.

  • 05.08.17

    Medicaid’s Role in Public Emergencies and Health Crises

    Editor’s Note: When it comes to natural disasters and public health crises, it is not surprising—in fact, it is expected—that federal agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention step in to help the victims.

  • 05.05.17

    House Repeal and Replace Bill: The American Health Care Act

    On Thursday, May 4, the House passed by a narrow margin the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the House Republican plan to repeal and replace major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

  • 05.04.17

    Trust for TRUSTe’s COPPA Changes? FTC Seeks Comment

    Changes may be coming to TRUSTe’s safe harbor program under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection (COPPA) Rule, and the Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment.

  • 05.03.17

    Medicaid Family Planning Programs: Six Years Post-ACA Implementation

    The passage of the ACA in 2010 altered the role of family planning programs within many states and created a more complex environment for family planning providers.

  • 05.02.17

    Maine Releases Draft Waiver Request Proposing New Eligibility Requirements

    On April 25, 2017, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS released for public comment a draft Section 1115 waiver application to implement new eligibility and coverage requirements for MaineCare, the State’s Medicaid program.

  • 05.02.17

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, May 2, 2017

    Florida, Maine and Ohio consider proposals to impose work requirements in Medicaid, Congress continues to debate the AHCA, and the uncertain future of cost-sharing reductions continues to generate concern.

  • 04.27.17

    NLRB Affirms New Standard on Employee Email Use

    A divided National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) affirmed that if an employer provides employees with access to the email system, then employee use of email for statutorily protected communications on nonworking time is presumptively permitted.

  • 04.27.17

    Manatt on Medicaid: Monthly Expansion Recap, April 2017

    House Republicans have revived the debate over the AHCA, and are discussing a potential vote on a new AHCA amendment that would allow states to waive some ACA consumer protections.

  • 04.27.17

    Massachusetts AG Fences off Geofencing Ad Campaign

    In what appears to be the first time a consumer protection law was used to object to a company engaging in GPS-based ad targeting, Copley Advertising settled with Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Martha Healey after she challenged the company's targeting of women near health clinics.