A Look At The Health Care M&A Horizon

Law360, New York (March 6, 2013, 11:16 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision narrowly upholding the core provisions of the Affordable Care Act paved the way for continued implementation of the law, including health insurance market reforms, new employer coverage mandates, reforms in Medicare payment and reimbursement, and new taxes on drug and device manufacturers.

However, the landmark ruling also has created a significant degree of uncertainty. The court held that the act’s Medicaid expansion violates Congress’ spending authority: Capitol Hill cannot cut a state’s entire Medicaid funding (as opposed to the incremental funds...
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