District Of Columbia Appeals Panel Affirms Dismissal Of ACA Suit

Mealey's (June 10, 2015, 8:23 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Plaintiffs cannot squeeze the individual insurance mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into an “arbitrary as-applied” exemption to Congress’ taxing power, a panel of the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed March 7, 2104 (Association of American Physicians & Surgeons Inc., et al. v. Kathleen G. Sebelius, et al., No. 13-5003, D.C. Cir.).

(Opinion available. Document #31-140319-001Z.)

The panel rejected the plaintiffs’ Fifth Amendment challenges to the individual insurance mandate in 26 U.S. Code Section 5000A....
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