Constitutionality Of Personal Health Insurance Mandate

Law360, New York (July 8, 2011, 12:22 PM EDT) -- On June 29, 2011, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld[1] the constitutionality of the “personal insurance mandate”[2] of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (”ACA”) which requires most adults to purchase a minimum level of health care insurance by 2014. This is the first appellate court ruling on the validity of the minimum coverage provision[3] of the ACA.

In a plurality decision, the court affirmed the decision of the district court by finding that the health insurance mandate is proper under the commerce clause...
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