The Justice Department is seeking clarification on a ruling made by U.S. District Court Judge Roger Vinson. Judge Vinson, in his ruling on the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, suggested that the government was enjoined from implementation of the Act. The DOJ now wants the Judge to clarify whether or not there is an injunction on the implementation of the Act. This injunction would only be applicable to the 26 states that were a party to the suit.
The ruling on this case could have a significant impact on individuals and providers in the affected states and should be carefully watched. For information on health care reform and compliance with the various provisions, please contact a Wachler & Associates attorney.