Constitutionality Of Personal Health Insurance Mandate
July 8, 2011, 12:22 PM EDT
Law360, New York (July 8, 2011, 12:22 PM EDT) -- On June 29, 2011, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of the “personal insurance mandate” 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 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...