National Federation of Independent Business v Sebelius

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1. Title and Citation- National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius 567 U.S. (2012) 2. Facts of the Case- In March 2010, there came about multiple lawsuits that were merged into one case shortly after Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare (National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius). With the passing of this act it required U.S. citizen who did not already have health care through Medicaid, Medicare, corporate, or any government-sponsored source to get health care. Citizens who did not have any of the mentioned healthcare sources would be forced into buying into the federally funded healthcare. If they did not buy into the healthcare, there would be a strict penalty that would be enforced by the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) (National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius). Individuals who could not afford the care could possibly be eligible for government-aided subsidies. In addition, if states did not enforce the health care standards, they would be in jeopardy of losing necessary federal funding. With the introduction of Affordable Care Act, the United States has established a minimum standard for health insurance policies. This case went through the District Court in Florida and on January 31, 2011, Judge Vinson held that mandatory health insurance was an “individual mandate” and that it was not imposed on all citizens as some already have insurance (National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius). The case was appealed and went to the 11th Circuit of Appeal where on August 12, 2011; Judge Vinson’s views were brought to light (National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius). In a panel of three judges, they voted 2-1 to ag... ... middle of paper ... ...nd issues that could possibly arise with the application of the Affordable Care Act in the United States. These case could ultimately change the decision of this case. References "The Affordable Care Act Cases." The Affordable Care Act Cases. The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, n.d. Web. 8 Nov. 2013. . "National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius." Case Brief Summary. Case Brief Summary.com, 2013. Web. 08 Nov. 2013. . United States. Supreme Court. National Federation of Independent Business Et Al. v. Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Et Al. By Chief Justice Roberts. United States Supreme Court, 2012. Web. 8 Nov. 2013. .

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