Obama administration to appeal healthcare ruling

Reuters) – Lawyers for President Barack Obama will on Wednesday seek to stave
off the biggest legal challenge yet to healthcare reform, his signature domestic
policy achievement.

The administration will present oral arguments as it appeals a ruling by a
Florida judge who declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, backing
claims by 26 U.S. states that are seeking repeal.

A three-judge panel at the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta will hear
oral arguments by both sides. While a Virginia appeals court heard a similar
case in May, this case is significant because of the number of states backing
it.  Read more



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