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National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius
Citation:567 U.S. 519 (2012)
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Congress enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010 to increase the number of Americans covered by health insurance and to reduce the cost of coverage. The individual mandate demands Americans to have minimum essential health insurance coverage. While some people would receive the coverage from employers or government, others must purchase insurance from a private company to meet the requirement. Those who fail to have essential health insurance coverage must pay penalty to the Internal Revenue Service.
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