Prof. Jost on the 4th Circuit

Timothy JostProfessor Timothy S. Jost blogged a few days ago on the popular health policy blog, Health Affairs, about the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s ruling on two cases, Virginia ex rel. Cuccinelli v. Sebelius and Liberty University Inc. v. Geithner, finding a lack of standing for the plaintiffs and dismissing the cases on jurisdictional grounds.

In the post, Prof. Jost describes the two cases that found themselves before the 4th Circuit and explains what the opinions mean. Both cases were decided on jurisdictional grounds, rather than on the merits, although two judges expressed the opinion that the minimum coverage requirement is constitutional. After explaining the two cases, Prof. Jost then outlines the potential paths forward and how ultimately, this issue will need to be decided by the Supreme Court.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s