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New Jersey Judge Dismisses Another Health Reform Legal Challenge

In New Jersey, a federal district court judge issued the latest dismissal in the ongoing legal challenges to health reform. Still, all eyes continue to watch for a ruling from a Virginia court sometime this month.

CQ HealthBeat: Another Health Care Lawsuit Dismissed
A New Jersey federal district court judge on Wednesday dismissed a challenge to the health care law filed by a physicians' group and a patient, saying they did not have standing to bring the suit (Norman, 12/8). 

The Associated Press: NJ Judge Throws Out Suit Challenging Health Law
A judge in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the new federal health care law. New Jersey Physicians Inc., a nonprofit group, filed the lawsuit against President Barack Obama the day after health care reform was signed into law in March. The lawsuit claims that doctors won't be able to accept direct payments from patients and patients will be penalized if they choose not to buy health insurance (12/8). 

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