In the first appellate court decision on health reform, a three-judge panel has ruled that the Affordable Care Act does not violate the Constitution. The ruling was in response to two lawsuits brought by Liberty University and by Virginia’s Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli.
Also, those pushing for an overhaul of the health system might be interested in a new study on physician pay that says that U.S. doctors are paid more than in several other nations. Researchers also found a pay gap between primary care and orthopedic physicians. (To see our story on this, click here.)
In other news, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has eased restrictions on requirements for electronic prescribing.
For details on that and more, check out this week’s Policy & Practice podcast.
–Frances Correa (on Twitter @FMCReporting)