Affordable Care Act

NSCLC works on a number of issues that are directly related to the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or health reform law. In terms of our advocacy, we primarily focus on the parts of the law that affect long term services and supports and dual eligibles. We also are involved in the litigation surrounding the constitutionality of the law.

NSCLC is a vocal champion for the Affordable Care Act, and argued its legal basis in the courts, in policy circles, and in the national media. Read NSCLC amicus briefs related to the ACA and the state challenges to the health reform law.

NSCLC attorneys have authored numerous articles or blogs on the law and have been frequently quoted in the media. See recent news releases. Find media mentions In the News.

  • ISSUE BRIEF: Medicaid Expansion and Transition Issues for California Seniors and Persons with Disabilities November 5, 2013
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will afford millions of uninsured individuals with healthcare coverage through the expansion of Medicaid and the creation of state healthcare exchanges. A new NSCLC issue brief, Medicaid Expansion in California: Opportunities and Challenges for Older Adults and People with Disabilities, provides an overview of these new coverage options and how they ...


  • Five Reasons SCOTUS Decision Is Good for Seniors August 14, 2012
    The recent good news from the Supreme Court offers attorneys an opportunity to reevaluate what the Affordable Care Act offers clients, and how it will improve the health and long-term care of low-income seniors. Read More.


  • NSCLC/NCPSSM Provide Analysis of Supreme Court Ruling on ACA July 3, 2012
    This analysis , completed on the day of the decision June 28, 2012, provides an analysis of how the Affordable Care Act ruling impacts Medicare, Medicaid and older Americans.


  • Comments on Medicaid Program: Eligibility Changes under the Affordable Care Act October 31, 2011
    In comments made to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, NSCLC makes several recommendations related to how states comply with screening requirements of Medicare Part D’s low-income subsidy and several other sections.


  • Presentation to Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce August 3, 2011
    At a health policy breakfast, Simon Lazarus debated the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act “individual mandate” with Karen Harned, Executive Director of the National Federation of Business’ Small Business Legal Center. Over 200 attendees from large and small Colorado businesses, insurers, hospitals, physicians, and consumer and health advocates attended. PowerPoint: Constitutionality of the Affordable Care ...


  • Monitoring Health Reform Report June 8, 2011
    A special report on Medicaid Maintenance of Effort Requirements and Temporary High Risk Exchange Insurance Pools. Monitoring health reform report. Read More


  • Health Care Reform, Dual Eligibles & Coverage Expansion April 27, 2010
    NSCLC’s analysis of the impact of the new health reform law and dual eligibles and uninsured older adults. Read Health Care Reform, Dual Eligibles & Coverage Expansion (April 2010)


  • Health Care Reform & Low-Income Older Adults: An Overview April 27, 2010
    The new health reform law impacts low income older adults. Click here to read Health Care Reform and Low-Income Older Adults: An Overview (April 2010)


  • Health Care Reform & Long-Term Care Facilities April 7, 2010
    (2010) NSCLC’s analysis of the provisions of the new health reform law that relate to nursing facilities. Read Health Care Reform & Long-Term Care Facilities


  • ACS Blog: Mandatory Health Insurance: Is It Constitutional? December 10, 2009
    An issue brief by Simon Lazarus for the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. Read the issue brief.  


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