Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Update on Goudy-Bachman v. HHS

This is the case in which Judge Conner (M.D. Pennsylvania) declared the minimum coverage provision unconstitutional, and which the United States then appealed to the Third Circuit. The case has been on hold pending the Supreme Court's decisions. Now, the case is clearly done. The only issue raised was whether the mandate exceeded Congress's enumerated powers, and that has been resolved. The Third Circuit has yet to take any action, but presumably the matter will soon be dismissed.