NJ Doctors' Appeal Contends Healthcare Law Unconstitutional

Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 04:57 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

NEWARK, N.J. — An attorney for a New Jersey doctors' group is arguing in an appeals court the new federal healthcare reform law is unconstitutional.

A lawsuit filed by New Jersey Physicians Inc. and an unidentified patient challenges the law's requirement that citizens purchase insurance.

A federal judge dismissed the suit in December. The judge ruled the patient couldn't sue because he could be covered by an employer's health plan by 2014.

In arguments before a federal appeals panel in Newark on Wednesday, plaintiffs' attorney Robert Conroy argued patients shouldn't be required to purchase insurance. Conroy claims physicians will be harmed because their fees could decrease.

The judges questioned whether those claims were speculative.

More than two dozen states have challenged the healthcare overhaul.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

School Cancels 'Nutcracker' Trip, Quickly Reverses

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 23:14 PM

A Massachusetts school has reversed its plan to cancel its annual trip to see The Nutcracker over parental concerns th . . .

Texas Army Base on Lockdown After Suspicious Vehicle Found

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 21:58 PM

A lockdown was ordered at a U.S. Army base in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday evening in what a military spokesman describ . . .

Man Who Ambushed Cops Had Anti-Government Beliefs

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 18:36 PM

A Florida man who set his house on fire and ambushed responding police officers held anti-government, anti-establishmen . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved