Recently Upheld Healthcare Reform Challenge Will be Appealed

The American Center for Law and Justice, a co-plaintiff in lawsuit originally filed by Susan Seven-Sky, a New York chiropractor, has said it plans to appeal the decision of a Washington D.C. appeals court yesterday rejecting its appeal challenging the healthcare reform law.

"We're disappointed the appeals court rejected our request to reinstate our lawsuit challenging ObamaCare," said Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the ACLJ in a statement. "This decision reinforces the fact that the courts are split about this flawed healthcare law. As we determine our next course of action — whether to ask the full appeals court to hear the case — or directly ask the Supreme Court to take the case, we still remain confident that ObamaCare and the individual mandate, which forces Americans to purchase health insurance, is the wrong prescription for America and ultimately will be struck down as unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court."

The D.C. court's ruling comes just before the Supreme Court will decide whether it will hear one or all current challenges against the individual mandate. Since it is highly expected to hear arguments over the contentious provision, oral arguments could be heard as early as this spring with a final ruling scheduled before the high court's session expires in June.

Related Articles on Healthcare Reform Challenges:

D.C. Court of Appeals Upholds Healthcare Reform Law
AHA, Others Urge Supreme Court to Grant Federal Review of Health Reform Lawsuit

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