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Federal Appeals Court OKs Individual Mandate
Health Leaders Media

In a legal victory for the Obama administration, a federal appellate court has upheld a lower court finding that Congress has the power to require that individuals purchase healthcare insurance.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati has affirmed the ruling by the U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit that “the minimum coverage provision is a valid exercise of legislative power by Congress under the Commerce Clause.”