Tenn. Screening Rule Halted For Groups Giving ACA Guidance

Law360, New York (October 08, 2013, 3:22 PM ET) -- A federal judge on Monday embargoed Tennessee’s requirement that community groups providing public outreach and guidance on the state’s nascent health insurance exchange register with the state and undergo criminal screening, saying the law likely infringed the groups' free speech.

U.S. District Judge Todd J. Campbell issued a two-week temporary restraining order blocking an emergency rule from the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance that purportedly equated community groups like unions and churches to "navigators" authorized by the Affordable Care Act to educate prospective insurance applicants...
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Case Information

Case Title

Harrington et al v. Haslam et al

Case Number



Tennessee Middle

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


William J. Haynes, Jr

Date Filed

October 4, 2013


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