Opponents of the Affordable Care Act have all but given up on repealing the law and have instead focused on impeding implementation. Some states will allow the federal government to operate their insurance exchanges.
Opponents of the Affordable Care Act have shifted from trying to repeal the law in its entirety to repealing parts of the law, overseeing implementation tightly and preparing to act in anticipation of the law's ultimate failure, according to interviews with Republicans in the House and Senate.
Makers of generic drugs are expected to benefit from the re-election of President Barack Obama as the implementation of the Affordable Care Act brings increased use of generic drugs and expanded insurance coverage.
If a 1997 law hadn't been overturned in 2002, it's possible the FDA would have prevented the meningitis outbreak tied to contaminated steroids from the New England Compounding Center, Boston University law professor Kevin Outterson wrote in a commentary published online in the New England Journal of Medicine.