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5th Circuit Finds Standing Lacking In ACA Origination Challenge

Mealey's (June 16, 2015, 9:48 AM EDT) -- HOUSTON — The record suggests that a man may have health insurance and, therefore, lacks the sufficient injury to challenge the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual mandate while the employer mandate imposes a tax and bars his employer’s challenge, a panel of the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held April 24 (Steven F. Hotze, M.D., et al. v. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, et al., No. 14-20039, 5th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 6826).

(Opinion available. Document #93-150429-012Z.)

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