D.C. Circuit Rejects ‘Origination Clause’ Attack On ACA Individual Mandate
Mealey's (June 12, 2015, 12:27 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A plaintiff challenging the individual mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) cannot do so by arguing that the requirement is a revenue measure that should have originated in the U.S. House of Representatives, a unanimous federal appeals court ruled July 29 (Matt Sissel v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, et al., No. 13-5202, D.C. Cir.).
The District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel said “the presence of another constitutional power does not suggest that...