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Administration seeks oral arguments in individual appeals case
Modern Healthcare

The Obama administration wants a chance to justify—through oral arguments—the individual insurance coverage mandate contained within the healthcare reform law. The mandate is constitutional because it aims to cut the huge cost of uncompensated care, according to a new Obama administration brief filed in a Michigan case. The Obama administration’s brief was filed Jan. 14 in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati as part of its response to a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s requirement that most Americans buy health insurance.