• Coverage from Today's Healthcare Conference Call

  • JUNE 28, 2012 | HEALTHCARE REFORM, REGULATORY ISSUES, US GOV'T

  • Nancy Taylor, Esq., Nation's Leading Healthcare Policy Expert,

  • Nancy Taylor, Esq., the Greenberg Traurig attorney widely viewed as the nation's leading healthcare policy expert, invited 200 WCA members to participate in a conference call to drill down how the Supreme Court's ruling impacts consumers, business and the healthcare industry. Read our live Tweets from the call...


    Nancy Taylor, Esq. (left) moderates a conference call on the Supreme Court's decision regarding the Affordable Care Act.



    TODAY'S TWEETS

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    A little light reading material over the next several days...

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    Westchester Cnty Asn @TheWCA We'll gather that information for you and provide analysis in the next few days. It's a very detailed law (2,700 pages).

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    Westchester Cnty Asn @TheWCA Conference call wrapped up. What we didn't get out of it was what should business do to prepare for the changes coming in the AFA.

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    Westchester Cnty Asn @TheWCA Some of the contents is very detailed and specific to the healthcare industry.

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    ...on outcome of #SCOTUS decision). Expand

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    Westchester Cnty Asn @TheWCA (This is such an interesting conference call. Nancy Taylor --leader in healthcare policy-- moderates a national call with WCA members...

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    Westchester Cnty Asn @TheWCA Long Term Care Coverage: Employer requirements remain the same. Any employer with 50+ workers (full time) are required to offer coverage.

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    Westchester Cnty Asn @TheWCA Undocumented: States may adopt a basic health plan. Most states haven't shown interest. Awaiting Federal clarification.

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    Westchester Cnty Asn @TheWCA Taylor: Law remains intact but we expect congress to make changes, especially due to elections.

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    Westchester Cnty Asn @TheWCA Keith Safian: Was anything relating to undocumented/uninsured covered today? Any talk of Medicare or Medicaid cuts to hospitals?

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    Westchester Cnty Asn @TheWCA Taylor: I suspect that more states will set up exchanges or partial exchanges in the next 6 months.

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    Westchester Cnty Asn @TheWCA If a state does not become certified, they can contract with the Feds to assist or a Federally assisted Exchange will go into effect.

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    Westchester Cnty Asn @TheWCA Taylor: States waiting to develop exchanges may pick up the speed. Exhcanges must be certified to accept enrollment by 1/2013

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    Westchester Cnty Asn @TheWCA Russ Carpentieri asks if there will be a slowing of funding to exchanges in various states?

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    Westchester Cnty Asn @TheWCA Taylor: Feds will have to find a way to influence states to cover individuals earning below 133% of Medicaid.

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    Westchester Cnty Asn @TheWCA

    Call now open to Q&A...

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    Westchester Cnty Asn @TheWCA Taylor: We're all a little surprised by the decision, as you were. We expected it to go another way.

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    Westchester Cnty Asn @TheWCA

    By compelling states to do something, is a violation of state's rights.

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    Westchester Cnty Asn @TheWCA 7-2 vote to strike down expansion of Medicaid. Saying compelling states to do something is different than urging states to do so.

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    Taxation clause did cover the law.

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    Westchester Cnty Asn @TheWCA Justice Roberts and 4 other judges rejected the Necessary & Proper and Commerce clause argument. But agreed with administration that ...

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    Westchester Cnty Asn @TheWCA Bob Charles explains that Commerce Clause, Necessary & Proper Clause and Taxing Clause were being decided.

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    Nancy Taylor, Esq. begins the conference call.

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    Westchester Cnty Asn @TheWCA Enough of the politics: Shift focus to consumers, patients, providers, and business says Amy Allen #Newsday: http://bit.ly/MYCmK8

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    Westchester Cnty Asn @TheWCA Conference call to begin in two minutes on impact to business and healthcare industries. #SCOTUS #HCR #Westchester

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