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Groups seek to back reform in court challenge
Modern Healthcare

Nineteen organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, Families USA and the National Association of Community Health Centers, have asked permission to file a friend-of-the-court brief backing the Obama administration in the marquee legal challenge against the healthcare reform law. In a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Pensacola, Fla., the groups said that their brief would defend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act against the charge that the law would unconstitutionally commandeer state Medicaid programs to prop up a federal effort to provide universal health coverage.