Challenges to Federal Health Law Escalate

This week, the Justice Department, along with 26 states and a small-business group, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule as quickly as possible on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In every appeal against the ACA, plaintiffs charged the law’s “individual mandate,” which penalizes those who fail to sign up for health insurance, as unconstitutional. Some cases also charged the law’s expansion of Medicaid places an unfair financial burden on states.
September 30, 2011

This week, the Justice Department, along with 26 states and a small-business group, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule as quickly as possible on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In every appeal against the ACA, plaintiffs charged the law’s “individual mandate,” which penalizes those who fail to sign up for health insurance, as unconstitutional. Some cases also charged the law’s expansion of Medicaid places an unfair financial burden on states.

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