Mo. Health Organizations Get Regs On ACA Navigators Nixed

Law360, New York (March 17, 2016, 8:32 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Wednesday permanently blocked portions of a Missouri law governing federally sanctioned Affordable Care Act advisers, ruling that the provisions interfered with the ACA and were therefore preempted by it.

U.S. Senior District Judge Ortrie D. Smith said three sections of Missouri’s Health Insurance Marketplace Innovation Act prevented health insurance navigators and certified application counselors from educating people about plans on the state's federally facilitated exchanges, as required by the ACA.

The ruling was a win for St. Louis Effort for AIDS and Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region & Southwest Missouri, which were among the organizations...

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Missouri Western

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Civil Rights: Other


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November 25, 2013

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