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NJ doctors’ group suing to block health care law
San Francisco Chronicle

A federal appeals court hearing arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of last year’s U.S. health reform law focused primarily on whether plaintiffs need to demonstrate they are suffering economic harm now or will when the part of the law mandating that everyone have health coverage takes effect.

The lawsuit was filed last year by New Jersey Physicians Inc., described as an advocate for doctors and patients, and by a patient identified only as John Doe. It challenges the law’s requirement that citizens purchase insurance.