Medical Groups Lose Challenge To ACA, Medicare Rules

Law360, New York (November 1, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Wednesday scuttled a far-reaching lawsuit from two medical associations challenging health reform’s insurance mandates and a slew of Medicare issues, saying the groups lack standing and failed to show harm.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson upheld the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that individuals buy health insurance, citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s finding that the mandate is allowable under Congress’ taxing power. She said a requirement that certain employers provide health benefits is permissible for the same reason.

The Arizona-based Association...
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