Health reform hits the highest court

July 28, 2011 by MassDevice staff

Legal challenges to the individual insurance mandate in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul finally make it to the Supreme Court.

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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Health care reform challengers took their complaints to the Supreme Court for the first time this week, asking the judges to rule on the validity of the individual insurance mandate in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

The Thomas More Law Center, a Michigan-based firm generally focused on promoting religious freedom for Christians, filed a cert petition appealing a 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the health care overhaul is within constitutional bounds, specifically in regard to the mandate that nearly all Americans buy health insurance.

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