ACA Privacy Challenge Rests On Questionable Future Injuries, Top Court Told
Mealey's (June 16, 2015, 9:29 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two individuals’ challenge to alleged privacy violations mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s individual mandate rest on alleged future injuries and are thus unripe, the government told the U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 20 (Nick Coons, et al. v. Jacob L. Lew, et al., No. 14-525, U.S. Sup.).
(Response available. Document #93-150325-018B.)
Nick Coons and Eric N. Novack, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon, challenged the constitutionality of the individual mandate and Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) found in the ACA....