11th Circ. Weighs Health Law's Individual Mandate

Law360, New York (June 8, 2011, 7:53 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit weighed a challenge by 26 states to the federal health care overhaul Wednesday, grilling both sides on whether the decision to buy health insurance qualifies as economic activity that Congress is empowered to regulate under the U.S. Constitution.

A three-judge panel had tough questions during oral arguments for the U.S., the states and a business group that also opposes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The court is hearing an appeal of a Florida judge's decision that the PPCA's individual mandate —...
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