First Win for Opponents of Health Care Reform
On December 13, 2010, a federal district court judge in Virginia ruled that Section 1501 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), otherwise known as the "Minimum Essential Coverage Provision," is unconstitutional. The Minimum Essential Coverage Provision would require all people with incomes above a certain level to buy a minimum level of health insurance starting in 2014 or else pay an income tax penalty. This ruling threatens one of the critical elements of the entire health care reform bill.
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