• News
  • Celebrities
  • Finance
  • Crypto
  • Travel
  • Entertainment
  • Health
  • Others

Affordable Care Act headed to the U.S. Supreme Court

Republican officials from twenty-six states and a small business advocacy group asked the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday to strike down the entire 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

In separate appeals, the coalition of states and the National Federation of Independent Business said the entire health reform law should be set aside because Congress exceeded its authority. Under the law, Americans are given the option of purchasing health care insurance or paying a penalty.

The next SCOTUS term begins next week and continues through June 2012. The appeals made the case that a decision should be rendered quickly by the court — an argument that is also expected from the U.S. Department of Justice, which is charged with defending the law. Even if the case is fast-tracked and decided prior to the 2012 general election, however, there is little chance of it disappearing as a campaign trail issue.

The NFIB contends that it represents 350,000 small businesses in the U.S. It joined the states, which are led by Florida, in challenging the reforms.

“Until this court decides the extent to which the [reform] survives, the entire nation will remain mired in doubt, which imposes an enormous drag on the economy,” reads the NFIB petition. Similarly, the states’ petition cited a need for resolution to allow state government and budget planning.

Earlier this week, the DOJ chose not to ask the 11th Circuit to reconsider its earlier ruling, which has expedited the challengers’ petitions before SCOTUS.

At key issue is an August ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, which struck down the portion of the law requiring health insurance or a penalty, but allow the remainder of the legislation to stand. In doing so, the appellate court rejected the GOP attack of the law as an expansion of Medicaid, which provides federal and state government-subsidized care to low-income Americans.

Although the government lost in the 11th Circuit, it has prevailed in two other appellate courts, and is expected to file its own petition to SCOTUS.

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad added Iowa to the Florida-led lawsuit in January — nearly a year after it was originally filed. The states of Ohio, Kansas, Wyoming, Wisconsin and Maine also joined the suit at roughly the same time.

Additional plaintiffs are South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Louisiana, Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Washington, Idaho, South Dakota, Indiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, Alaska and North Dakota.

Discussion & Comments (0)

    Recent Articles

    • Things You Should Know about North America

      Things You Should Know about North America

      Get to know more about North America.

    • Eurovision 2010 Paula Seling Unpredictable Contest

      Eurovision 2010 Paula Seling Unpredictable Contest

      Paula Seling's experience on the Eurovision stage led her to declare that "Eurovision is an unpredictable contest". Which may explain the success of the young Lena from Germany, about whom the predictions before the event did not offer much chances for victory.

    • VIPRow.me - The Best Sports Streaming Website Today

      VIPRow.me - The Best Sports Streaming Website Today

      Have you ever contemplated creating a user-friendly site dedicated to sports-related free live streaming channels?

    • Learn How To Download, Install, And Use The Xnxubd 2022 Frame App

      Learn How To Download, Install, And Use The Xnxubd 2022 Frame App

      XNXUBD 2022 Nvidia users are able to watch thousands of videos and other contents online. XNXUBD 2022 Nvidia New is a piece of software that enables people to watch videos online without having to pay for memberships. On a graphics card, the XNXubd also provides some of the best gaming and virtual reality experiences.

    • Xvideostudio Video Editor Apk Free Download For Pc Full Version In 2022

      Xvideostudio Video Editor Apk Free Download For Pc Full Version In 2022

      A new edition of the Video Editor Apk for xVideostudio.Video Studio has all the latest features, including support for multiple video download formats in HD, FHD, and even 4K resolutions.

    • 9 Best Lotion For Masturbation - Popular Choice For 2022

      9 Best Lotion For Masturbation - Popular Choice For 2022

      Masturbation is a common activity for men and women. It's a natural and risk-free way to explore your body, experience pleasure, and release sexual tension.

    • Reasons Why You Need To Stop Watching Movies From Sflix

      Reasons Why You Need To Stop Watching Movies From Sflix

      Without having to sign up or pay anything, you can watch movies online for free with SFlix. It has more than 10,000 movies and television shows.

    • Coi Leray Mom And Dad's Family History & Wife, Explained

      Coi Leray Mom And Dad's Family History & Wife, Explained

      Coi Leray Collins (born May 11, 1997) is a rapper from the United States. Leray started publishing songs to SoundCloud in 2014, and in 2018 she released her breakthrough track "Huddy" as well as her first mixtape, Everythingcoz.

    • Listen And Download Music On MyFreeMP3 For Free

      Listen And Download Music On MyFreeMP3 For Free

      Are you in a bind and looking for a place to obtain free mp3 songs? Never again will you need to bother, since this article has everything necessary to obtain your solution. Download free music from MyfreeMP3.com, one of the world's most popular websites.