CINCINNATI - A Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Feb. 1 affirmed the dismissal of some claims and the granting of summary judgment in favor of the federal government on the remaining claims in a challenge to the individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) (U.S. Citizens Association, et al. v. Kathleen Sebelius, et al., Nos. 11-3327 &11-3798, 6th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 2245).