Supreme Court Denies Expedited Appeal of Healthcare Law

In a widely expected move, the U.S. Supreme Court denied Virginia's request to fast track the appeal of its Attorney General's challenge to the Affordable Care Act this week. Had the Court granted the petition, it would have permitted the case to skip the Court of Appeals and likely would have resolved most of the pending challenges to the healthcare law. The Supreme Court has instead required the case to proceed through the normal appeal process. The Court's decision signals two things: Firs...
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Another Federal Judge Weighs in on Obamacare

A Federal Judge in Washington D.C. tossed another challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. As with the other suits, the challenge in D.C. centered on the requirement that all Americans purchase health insurance. In this challenge, a religious group lead by Pat Robertson argued that the law violates the plaintiff's religious freedom by forcing them to purchase insurance for medical care they refuse to receive on religious grounds. The judge, like the two others who have upheld...
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Interesting Perspectives on the Health Care Law Court Battle

One of the biggest issues in the news lately has been the federal court rulings on the health care law -- i.e., the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The primary battle concerns whether Congress can require people to purchase health insurance. This is probably the single most important issue in the law because it creates the funding for the entire risk pool. Thus far, the scorecard stands at 2 to 2. With federal judges in Virginia and Florida (both appointed by Republica...
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