News & Updates

D.S. Erickson & Associates participated in a charitable fishing event on Lake Minnetonka.  As part of the winning group, with winnings of $95,000, several charitable donations were made including a wonderful donation to the Foundation for Essential Needs out of Minneapolis, MN in the amount of $65,600!  Read more about FFEN here

Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement found to be $76.8B under actual hospital costs.  Read more here.

The Chief Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco held that "United had a structural conflict of interest in applying its own restrictive coverage rules because it felt pressure to keep benefit expenses down so it could offer competitive rates to employers."  Read the article here.  

Summary: U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor recent ruling striking down the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional must first pass the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit before reaching the Supreme Court. Liberal and Conservative legal scholars are skeptical of the ruling, but still warn those dismissing the ruling to not underestimate the challenge. The Wall Street Journal editorial board compares O’Connor’s ruling to the liberal Ninth Circuit, saying that “Millions of people now rely on ObamaCare’s subsidies and rules, which argues against judges repealing the law by fiat.” The board is referencing the fact that O’Connor ruled that the decision by Republican-led Congress to eliminate the tax penalty for not complying with the ACA leaves it without a legal leg to stand on; in short, the entire act must fall.

Many do not expect the ruling to survive the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, even though it is one of the nation’s most conservative appeals courts.  Read more here.

The staff at D.S. Erickson & Associates, PLLC donated their time early in 2018 to help Feed my Starving Children.  The staff packed meals for the organization at its Minneapolis, MN organization 

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