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Judge Finds Statute’s Effective Date Bars ACA Discrimination Claim

Mealey's (June 10, 2015, 10:21 AM EDT) -- NEWARK, N.J. — Although it was enacted in 2010, sections of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) barring discrimination based on the licensing or certification of physicians became effective only after conduct alleged in two doctors’ lawsuit, a New Jersey federal judge held March 31, 2014 (Neelendu Bose d/b/a High Crest, et al. v. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, et al., No. 12-4671, D. N.J.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43244).

(Opinion available. Document #93-140423-007Z.)

In July 2012, Michael Segal, who does...
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