Tribes Urge 5th Circ. To Preserve Indian Health Law In ACA

Law360 (April 2, 2019, 6:16 PM EDT) -- The great majority of federally recognized tribes in the United States have urged the Fifth Circuit to preserve portions of the Affordable Care Act specific to Native Americans, saying those provisions have nothing to do with the individual mandate a lower court found unconstitutional.

A group of nearly 500 tribes, along with many national and local tribal organizations, told the Fifth Circuit in an amicus brief on Monday that a Texas district judge failed to analyze the history and purpose of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, the "primary, stand-alone statutory framework for the delivery of health care services to Indian...

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Appellate - 5th Circuit

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2890 Other Statutory Actions

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January 7, 2019

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