In an amicus brief filed today in support of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s case against the Affordable Care Act (ACA), physicians ask the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to affirm the unconstitutionality of the individual health insurance mandate (Section 1501), and also to hold that it is not severable from the rest of the Act.
The brief is filed by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) and several individual physicians (http://www.aapsonline.org/hhslawsuit/aapsamicusapril42011.pdf).
“ACA is the most divisive, harmful, and unconstitutional legislation enacted by Congress in a generation,” observes AAPS counsel Andrew Schlafly. In addition to Virginia, 27 other states have challenged ACA’s constitutionality.
Read entire article: AAPSonline.org
Further reading: Health Care Reform