Professor Mark Hall discusses Blue Cross lawsuit against federal government for Affordable Care Act payments

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Wake Forest School of Law Professor Mark Hall poses in the law library on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Professor Mark Hall was quoted in the following article, “Blue Cross sues feds for ACA payments,” written by John Murawski and published originally in the News & Observer on June 2, 2016.

The Obama Administration had planned to rely on other funds to pay insurers, but Republican leaders in Congress who oppose the ACA enacted a provision forbidding the use of other funds for risk corridors, claiming that the risk corridor program constitute a “bail out” of insurers, said Mark Hall, a health law professor at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem.

The ACA’s three-year risk corridor program, which expires this year, is one of three financial aid mechanisms created by the ACA to compensate insurers who agreed to sell subsidized health insurance.