Haynes and Boone's Newsroom
Michael Silhol in HFMA's Legal & Regulatory Forum: Rhetoric and the Health Reform Apppeal
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments March 26-28 in a set of cases challenging the validity of the health reform law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In anticipation of the decision, the Legal & Regulatory Forum consulted Michael Silhol, counsel for Haynes and Boone, LLP, in Dallas for some perspective.
A former general counsel for Parkland Hospital, Silhol has closely studied the ACA and the related lawsuits and recently led a panel discussion on the subject in Dallas for more than 150 providers and legal professionals. In his view, hubbub over the case, and in particular over the ACA’s individual mandate (the requirement that individuals pay a penalty if they are not covered by health insurance), distracts us from the realities of today’s healthcare market.
Excerpt from HFMA's Legal & Regulatory Forum, March 22, 2012. To view the full article, click here.