Lawsuit claims New Jersey move to drop legal immigrants from health plan was unconstitutional; more student enrollments likely;

> A class-action lawsuit filed by Seton Hall Law School's Center for Social Justice says New Jersey's move to drop thousands of legal immigrants from NJ FamilyCare, a health insurance program for low-income parents, is discriminatory and unconstitutional, the Bergen Record reports. Article

> Despite the expansion of dependent coverage, enrollment in student plans is likely to increase, because more colleges have mandated coverage, AIS's Health Business Daily reports. Article

> The Brownsville Independent School District filed a lawsuit against HealthSmart Benefit Solutions, claiming it cost the school system  $14.5 million in higher medical claims and thousands more in allegedly improper charges during the two years it administered a self-funded employee health plan, the Brownsville Herald reports. Article

> The list of triggers that negate a healthcare plan's "grandfathered" status, which would shield a plan from some mandates of the new law, is long and easy to trip over, including such actions as switching insurance carriers and tinkering with employees' share of healthcare costs in any substantive way, the CFO reports. Article

> Molina Healthcare completed its acquisition of Abri Health Plan, a managed care organization based in Milwaukee, for $16 million, reports the Journal Sentinel. As of July 30, Abri Heatlh Plan served 18,000 Medicaid members, Biztimes.com reports. Article

And finally ... Let's hope he doesn't win. Article

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