legal cases to watch
Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.:
The Supreme Court likely will issue a decision in the spring. The issue is whether the federal ERISA law shields an employer with a self-funded employee health plan from having to share healthcare data with a state all-payer database designed to aid healthcare reform.
Zubik v. Burwell:
The Supreme Court will decide whether religious not-for-profit groups that object to the ACA’s contraception coverage mandate can be required to notify their third-party administrators or HHS that they want to opt out so the government can arrange such coverage.
Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole:
The Supreme Court will consider whether a Texas law that imposes conditions on abortion providers such as requiring the doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals places an undue burden on women’s constitutional right to get an abortion.
U.S. House of Representatives v. Burwell:
A federal district judge will decide whether it was lawful for the Obama administration to fund the ACA’s program for reducing exchange plan members’ out-of-pocket costs without Congress appropriating money for that purpose.