September 22, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday ruled that plaintiffs did not have standing to sue in a lawsuit challenging the delay of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (PPACA) employer mandate. The plaintiffs, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), ...[read more]
January 28, 2014
by Michael Roberts
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010 by President Obama, served as a major overhaul to the health insurance industry and established preventative services as a top priority. The PPACA requires certain preventative health services to be provided ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
On the day President Obama signed the legislation into law, several lawsuits were filed in federal courts nationwide challenging its constitutionality. These lawsuits raised many different arguments, but the central claims underlying all of the cases are enumerated below under Major Legal ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Many states took legislative action to prevent the enforcement of ACA within their borders by either nullifying the "individual mandate" portion of ACA or invalidating the law in its entirety. However, the legitimacy of these legislative actions is questionable, given the potential conflict ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Comprehensive health care reform was passed by Congress in March 2010 after over a year of congressional debate. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was aimed at both reforming the private health insurance market and ensuring greater access to health insurance coverage. However, ...[read more]
September 20, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Wednesday filed an amended complaint in the state's lawsuit challenging the federal health care law. In the new complaint, Pruitt maintained the state's challenge to the individual mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and ...[read more]
August 2, 2012
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Neil Buchanan of the George Washington University Law School says that, of the broad lessons to be learned from the Supreme Court's ACA decision, the most important is how quickly and effectively a fringe legal position can turn mainstream and even change settled law...As we ...[read more]
July 25, 2012
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Robin West of the Georgetown University Law Center says that Chief Justice Roberts's conviction that the individual mandate is not authorized by the Commerce Clause is evidence of a new, anti-collectivist conception of individual rights that is growing in popularity...Less ...[read more]
July 19, 2012
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Stephen Simon of the University of Richmond argues that the Supreme Court's health care decision reflects a rights gap in current US constitutional discourse, where certain claims against federal action have the character of rights claims while receiving no protection from ...[read more]
June 28, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The US Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 5-4 that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) does not violate the constitution. The case centered on the "individual mandate" provision of the act, which requires every person, with some exceptions for religious and other reasons, to ...[read more]

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