Kolber, Pfister Quoted in Wolters Kluwer on the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act Case

HEALTH CARE REFORM NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court to hear ACA case, and predictions keep coming
– Wolters Kluwer’s Health Law Daily

Manatt Health partners Michael Kolber and Helen Pfister were quoted in Wolters Kluwer’s Health Law Daily on the Supreme Court’s pivotal California v. Texas case, noting the implications its decision might have on Congress and on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s 340B-related provisions. In the article, comments Kolber made during a November 5 session of the AHLA Health Plan Law and Compliance Institute about the interactions between Congress and this case were referenced. “At any point before the case is decided, Congress could enact legislation that would moot the case. Even after the case is decided, Congress would be free to re-enact every operative provisions of the ACA,” Kolber said. Additionally, Pfister told the publication that “if the court strikes down the entire ACA, all of the ACA’s 340B-related provisions would be struck down as well,” including the ACA’s expansion of 340B eligibility to additional categories of hospitals, increases in Medicaid drug rebate percentages, which impact 340B discounts, and possibly HRSA’s rule-making authority over the 340B program.



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