Supreme Court reopens Obamacare challenge | MassDevice.com On Call

November 27, 2012 by MassDevice staff

The Supreme Court allows a lower court to revisit a legal challenge to the individual insurance mandate contained in President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law.

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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — The Supreme Court this week revisited the landmark healthcare reform decision that originally upheld the Affordable Care Act's individual insurance mandate.

The Supreme Court decided to allow a lower court to proceed with a case against the law, getting the Obama administration's nod to do so.

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The lawsuit, filed by Liberty University, was previously barred when the court ruled that the case was premature on the grounds that the mandate, labeled a tax, couldn't be brought against the measure before it takes effect in 2014.

The Supreme Court's summer decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act included a provision that allowed the measure to be challenged in lower courts, Healthwatch reported.

The Justice Dept. signed off on Liberty University's request to re-open the case, a decision the court granted this week.

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