Monday, March 7, 2011

Four more amicus briefs

Four more amicus curiae briefs have been filed in Virginia v. Sebelius, three in support of the United States and one in support of neither party.

In support of the United States:

* The American Cancer Society et al., available here.

* Washington Governor Christine Gregoire, available here.

* The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), available here.

In support of neither party:

* The America's Health Insurance Plans, available here.

That the insurance companies have jumped into the fray is a significant development. I have yet to read the brief, but presumably they are most interested in the severability question. That is, they can live with the whole ACA, or with nothing. But they cannot live with the "guaranteed issue" and "community rating" requirements without the minimum coverage requirement.