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By Timothy Jost
The decision of the full D.C. Circuit to review the panel decision in Halbig v. Burwell en banc was clearly the big Affordable Care Act (ACA) court decision of the first week in September, but a September 2 decision of the federal district court of the Middle District of Tennessee, Gordon v. Wilson, is also worthy of note.
WASHINGTON—The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) issued the following statement reacting to the granting of en banc review by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell. In July, the same court ruled in a split 2-1 decision that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) tax credits were only available to persons in state-run Marketplaces. Today’s order vacates that decision and means the case will come before the full 11 judge panel of the D.C. Circuit.
- Federal Court Unlocks the Door to TennCare for Applicants Court Grants Class Certification and Preliminary Injunction
NASHVILL, Tenn.— A federal judge granted relief to residents across Tennessee today by ordering the state to provide hearings to residents whose Medicaid applications have been unreasonably delayed, according to a ruling in a case brought by a coalition of civil rights groups.