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Supreme Court declines case on employer mandate
Modern Healthcare

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a Christian university’s request for a hearing on its challenge of the healthcare reform law’s employer mandate. Liberty University, based in Lynchburg, Va., had hoped to block the federal government from enforcing provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that require employers with more than 50 full-time workers to provide healthcare coverage for their employees. The university opposed the requirement on the grounds that it exceeded Congress’ authority under the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, and that the penalties it would face for ignoring the requirement were overly punitive.