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Healthcare Law Trial Set for October

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

July 12, 2012

A Mississippi federal judge has scheduled an October trial in a suit claiming the Obama administration's healthcare law “violates individual privacy rights by forcing citizens to buy insurance,” the Associated Press reports. While the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling last month that upheld most of the law, the report notes that the Mississippi suit, which was filed in 2010, claims privacy rights violations “because it would force citizens to disclose medical information to insurance companies when they are forced to purchase policies. Although a specific date has not been set for the October trial, a pretrial conference is scheduled for August 10.
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