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Obama administration challenges Virginia’s standing in reform lawsuit
Modern Healthcare

In a new filing in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., the Obama administration challenged the state of Virginia’s standing to sue HHS over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The 50-page brief comes in response to an appeal by Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli, who prevailed in the case challenging the reform law’s mandate for individuals to buy health insurance but appealed U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson’s conclusion that the rest of the law could stand without the mandate.