Wednesday, October 26, 2011

AHIP files amicus cert brief

The organization America's Health Insurance Plans has filed a cert-stage amicus curiae brief in the three Florida cases--though I have yet to locate a copy. (I can just see on the docket sheets that it has been filed.) You will recall that AHIP also filed an amicus brief at the Fourth Circuit in Virginia v. Sebelius. (You can access that brief here.) That brief focused exclusively on the severability issue, and argued (as one would expect) that, if the individual mandate is declared unconstitutional, several other aspects of the ACA's regulation of the insurance industry must be voided as well. I would guess that this brief argues much the same. I will post a copy once I can find one.