Appellate Hearing For Two Health Law Challenges Scheduled For TuesdayUSA Today: Challenges To Health Care Law Get Appellate Hearing Tuesday
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit will consider two cases testing the sweeping law that requires people to buy health insurance by 2014 or face a tax penalty. In one of those two cases, a trial judge declared that mandate, the linchpin provision of the 2010 health-care law, unconstitutional. In the other case, a judge upheld it. Competing arguments from the Obama administration and its challengers, which have come into focus as lower courts nationwide have reviewed the law extending insurance to 32 million Americans, will now play out before the highest court to date - one that brings the case closer to its likely destination, the U.S. Supreme Court (Biskupic, 5/6). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.