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Taking the initiative with PCG Cares in May

To keep up the great momentum so far this year, PCG Cares teams in Asheville, Albany, Princeton, and Harrisburg took action in their local communities by helping those in need this May. Read on for a selection of our volunteer involvement for the month. PCG Cares Asheville joined the American Red Cross on Friday May 3, 2019, for Sound the Alarm – a home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event.

22. July 2019
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    Federal district court judge upholds Trump administration rule expanding use of short-term health plans

    On Friday, July 20, 2019, U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon in Washington, D.C. ruled that the expansion of short-term health plans by the Trump administration caused “minimal” difficulty and found that their “benefits are undeniable.” The expansion permits short-term health insurance plans that generally are less costly than those provided under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) but are less comprehensive.

    • 30. July 2019
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    U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear case concerning risk corridors under the Affordable Care Act

    On Monday, June 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case involving risk corridors for insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A provision of the ACA established these so-called risk corridors, whereby the federal government would control gains and losses of insurance companies to help the companies cope with their risks when they participated in the ACA marketplaces from 2014 to 2016. 

    • 27. June 2019
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    Federal district court judge strikes down federal rule authorizing association health plans

    On Thursday, March 28, 2019, Judge John D. Bates of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia struck down a regulation of the U.S. Department of Labor that permitted small businesses to band together to create association health plans (AHPs) that did not meet the benefits requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

    • 3. April 2019
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    Federal district court judge in Texas declares entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional

    On the evening of Friday, December 14, 2018, U.S. Federal District Court Judge Reed O’Connor of the Northern District of Texas held, “The Court…declares the Individual Mandate (of the ACA) … unconstitutional”. In addition, the judge stated in his opinion, “Further, the Court declares the remaining provisions of the ACA…are inseverable and therefore invalid”. 

    • 20. December 2018