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Supreme Court Upholds Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Earlier today, the Supreme Court held that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional.  However, the Court also stipulated that the while the Medicaid expansion is constitutional, the federal government cannot withhold existing Medicaid funds from states who choose not to comply with the ACA provisions that expand Medicaid coverage in their states.

By upholding the law, any uncertainty related to the funding of health IT initiatives and new care delivery models has been resolved for the time being.

Click here to read the Court’s opinion: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-393c3a2.pdf.

Comments:

One response to "Supreme Court Upholds Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)"
  • September 24, 2015
    Anna
    said:

    Threats to EHR incentive funding are real. This makes it all the more incumbent upon all of us to make the compelling case for EHRs, meaningful use, and interoperability, and the resulting long-term return on investment to the nation, healthcare costs, and patient quality outcomes from EHRs. Providers need to understand that the incentive funding is still available as of now and that they should proceed to apply as soon as possible.

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