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6th Circuit Finds Individual Mandate In Health Care Act Constitutional
Posted on 29 Jun 2011 by Cheryl Keely

CINCINNATI -- (Mealey's) The individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is a valid exercise of Congress' power under the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution, a Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals... Read More

Virginia’s Suit Challenging Health Care Act Continues
Posted on 2 Aug 2010 by Cheryl Keely

RICHMOND, Va. – (Mealey’s) Saying that no case from any federal appellate court has extended the commerce clause or tax clause of the U.S. Constitution to include the regulation of a person’s decision not to purchase a product, the federal... Read More

Legal News Podcast - Federal Judge Dismisses Religious Challenge to Health Care Reform Individual Mandate Requirement
Posted on 1 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

The U.S. Supreme Court reverses a California decision involving a minivan's seatbelts, Williamson v. Mazda Motor of Am., Inc., 2011 U.S. LEXIS 1711 (U.S. Feb. 23, 2011) , and a challenge to the Health Care Reform Act based on religious beliefs is... Read More

Judge Declines to Dismiss Health Care Lawsuit-Plaintiffs Cannot Afford To Buy A Car and Health Insurance-Legal News Podcast
Posted on 2 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

A Pennsylvania federal judge declines to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the Health Care Act, and, the 2nd Circuit affirms a ruling for a defendant in a copyright ownership dispute. Hear these and other stories from LexisNexis® Mealey's Publications... Read More

Lawyer2Lawyer Podcast: David Harlow Speaks Out on Massachusetts Health Care Reform
Posted on 4 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

By David Harlow I am a guest on the latest edition of Lawyer2Lawyer , a podcast talk show on the Legal Talk Network hosted by fellow Bay State blawger Bob Ambrogi and Golden State lawyer Craig Williams, discussing aspects of the Massachusetts health... Read More

Religious Freedom Restoration Act Challenge to Health Care Reform Individual Mandate Requirement Dismissed
Posted on 23 Feb 2011 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A District of Columbia federal judge yesterday dismissed a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), finding that Congress did not exceed its power in enacting the individual mandate provision and that... Read More

Breakdown of the Supreme Court Ruling on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Posted on 28 Jun 2012 by Elise Klein

By Elise Klein and Joseph Hegedus In one of the most anticipated opinions of its term and perhaps in over half a century, the United States Supreme Court today resolved constitutional challenges to two provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable... Read More

11th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments In Lawsuit Over Health Care Law
Posted on 10 Jun 2011 by Cheryl Keely

ATLANTA - (Mealey's) An 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel heard more than two hours of oral argument on June 8 in the federal government's challenge to a district court's decision finding the minimum coverage provision in the Patient... Read More

11th Circuit Strikes Health Insurance Requirement
Posted on 13 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

ATLANTA - (AP) A federal appeals panel struck down the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care overhaul Friday, moving the argument over whether Americans can be required to buy health insurance a step closer to the U.S. Supreme... Read More

Dismissal Of Lawsuit Challenging Health Care Reform Act For Lack Of Standing Affirmed By Panel
Posted on 3 Aug 2011 by Cheryl Keely

NEWARK, N.J. - (Mealey's) A Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Aug. 3 affirmed the dismissal of a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) brought by a New Jersey physician, one of his patients and a physician... Read More

Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act Not Violative of Constitution, Permitted under Commerce Clause, Rules Federal Judge
Posted on 11 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

DETROIT - (Mealey's) A Michigan federal judge on Oct. 7 dismissed a constitutional challenge to the health insurance mandate/federal income tax penalty of the Health Care Reform Act, saying Congress has a right to try to eliminate cost-shifting by... Read More

Circuit Panel Finds Individual Mandate In Health Care Reform Act Constitutional
Posted on 9 Nov 2011 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A split panel of the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Nov. 8 affirmed that the individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is constitutional, with the dissenting... Read More

11th Circuit Finds PPACA's Individual Mandate Unconstitutional
Posted on 12 Aug 2011 by Cheryl Keely

ATLANTA - (Mealey's) A split 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Aug. 12 reversed summary judgment involving the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act but said the health care reform law's mandate that American buy health insurance... Read More