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Court upholds reform law’s individual mandate
Modern Healthcare

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled that the individual mandate to buy health insurance in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional, according to the opinion filed today (PDF). It is the first appeals court ruling among the four legal challenges to the act that have made it to oral arguments before a federal appeals court. The three judges on the appeals panel each filed an opinion in the ruling, which ran 64 pages.