6th Circuit Panel Affirms Dismissal Of Preemption Claims

(July 6, 2016, 2:19 PM EDT) -- CINCINNATI — A Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on July 1 affirmed dismissal of claims that a Michigan law is preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (Self-Insurance Institute of America Inc. v. Rick Snyder, et al., No. 12-2264, 6th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 12142).

(Opinion available. Document #54-160713-059Z.)

In 2001, Michigan passed the Health Insurance Claims Assessment Act to generate the revenue necessary to fund Michigan’s obligations under Medicaid. The act imposes a 1-percent tax on all “paid claims” by “carriers”...
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