Appeals Court: Group Lacks Standing To Pursue ACA Individual Mandate Challenge
Mealey's (May 16, 2016, 2:57 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — An advocacy group cannot tie any health insurance premium increase to a policy delaying the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual mandate, a District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel held May 13 (American Freedom Law Center, et al. v. Barack Obama, et al., No. 15-5164, D.C. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 8775).
(Opinion available. Document #93-160525-018Z.)
The ACA requires all “applicable” individuals obtain health insurance containing minimum essential coverages or face a penalty, a requirement commonly called the...