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The Challenge Young People Pose To The Health Law

HealthyCal reports on the importance of enrolling the so-called "young invincibles" in health care plans. Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports on a new court case against the health law based on arguments the plaintiff says were not part of the Supreme Court's review last summer.  

HealthyCal: What Does Obamacare Mean For Young People
Most young people feel like they have years of good health in the bank. They are, as a group, so unlikely to buy insurance that insurance companies dubbed them the young invincibles and in some cases gave up on trying to enroll them in health care plans. Some young adults, inevitably, will be proven wrong in their optimistic evaluations of their health (Shanafelt, 5/8).

Bloomberg: Texas Doctor Sues U.S. Over Affordable Health Care Act
A Texas doctor sued the U.S. over President Barack Obama’s health-care reforms on claims the U.S. Supreme Court overlooked when it upheld the Affordable Care Act last year. Steven Hotze of Houston claims the law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, violates the U.S. Constitution's origination and takings clauses, which weren't part of arguments before the Supreme Court. (Calkins, 5/7).

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