In an opinion filed Monday, December 13, 2010, Judge Henry Hudson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia invalidated a health care reform provision requiring most Americans to obtain medical insurance by 2014. The “Minimum Essential Coverage” provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires most U.S. citizens to purchase and maintain health coverage or face a monetary penalty, beginning in 2014.

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