High Court Asks DOJ Opinion On State-Federal HIPAA Case

Law360, Washington (June 18, 2012, 3:11 PM EDT) -- The Supreme Court asked the solicitor general on Monday to weigh in on a case pitting federal health privacy law HIPAA against state mandates that prohibit insurers charging members of the same group health plan different premiums.

The high court received two petitions for certiorari over the state statute versus federal statute case, which pits Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana Inc. against three customers. On Monday, the high court asked the solicitor general to consider its position on the Blue Cross petition and rejected...
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