Business Group Asks SCOTUS To Review Health Reform Case
On Wednesday, the National Federation of Independent Business -- a plaintiff in the multistate lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the federal health reform law -- petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appellate court's ruling in the lawsuit. In August, a three-judge panel at the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta upheld most of the reform law but declared the individual mandate unconstitutional. NFIB said the ruling will hurt business and stressed the importance of quickly resolving the issue of constitutionality because many employers face uncertainty about costs and requirements under the overhaul.
- "Business Group Files High Court Health Care Appeal" (Sherman, AP/San Diego Union-Tribune, 9/28).
- "Supreme Court Asked To Review Challenge to Health Reform Law" (Pecquet, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 9/28).