NJ Physicians, Inc. v. President of United States, No. 10-4600 (3d Cir. 2011)Annotate this Case
Doctors and a patient challenged the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requirement, effective in 2014, that all non-exempt applicable individuals either maintain a certain minimum level of health insurance or pay a monetary penalty (26 U.S.C. 5000A) and a provision that penalizes certain employers if they fail to offer full-time employees the opportunity to enroll in an employer-sponsored insurance plan that satisfies the individual mandate's minimum essential coverage requirement (26 U.S.C. 4980H(a)).The district court dismissed for lack of standing. The Third Circuit affirmed. There is no evidence that the patient-plaintiff or doctors are in any way currently impacted by the law or that harm is imminent.