Balancing The Health Care Reform Debate

Law360, New York (August 25, 2011, 2:58 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta recently invalidated[1] the personal health insurance provision[2] in The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act[3] (ACA). The court held that the insurance mandate exceeds the power of Congress under the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. This action was filed by 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Business.

This insurance mandate provision[4] of the ACA requires most adults to purchase a minimum level of health insurance by 2014. But the court also ruled that all remaining...
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