Healthcare reform insurance deadline will be met, says HHS

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The department has vowed that it will be prepared for the start of the insurance plans on January 1. The Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the website will be able to handle the volume of visitors that will be required to head to the site on or before December 23, 2013, in order to meet that healthcare reform deadline for purchasing coverage to ensure that the plans will be active by January 1. By noon on Monday, the site had already experienced 165,000 visitors to…

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Hot debate over mandatory health insurance continues in court

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit began hearing arguments earlier this week in what many legal academics are calling a crucial case. This began the challenge of examining two lawsuits charging that Congress exceeded its authority when it passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  A board made up of three judges listened and debated basic points of constitutional law with attorneys for over two hours in the first appellate arguments.  The appeals are based on decisions made by federal courts in Virginia. One federal court ruled that…

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