Health Law’s Mandate Unconstitutional: 11th Circ.

Law360, New York (August 12, 2011, 4:39 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Friday struck down the health care reform law’s requirement that all Americans purchase and continuously maintain health insurance or face a tax penalty, but upheld the constitutionality of the remaining portions of the controversial law.

In a 2-1 decision, the panel ruled that the individual mandate portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional, because the decision to buy health insurance was not an economic activity that Congress had the power to regulate. The decision handed a victory to...
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