States band together against health reform in court

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on Wednesday regarding a Florida decision against the healthcare reform law. Three judges will decide whether to reverse Florida's ruling, which invalidated portions of the reform law.

There are currently 26 federal lawsuits against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which requires Americans to purchase insurance. The primary plaintiffs in some of the cases include Florida, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, as well as professional organizations, Physician Hospitals of America and Texas Spine & Joint Hospital, the Independent American Party of Nevada, and the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.

With hopes to overturn universal coverage mandate, the states are challenging the requirement.  

Legal experts expect that cases will eventually go to the Supreme Court, whose final ruling will ultimately decide its legality.

For more:
- read the Kaiser scorecard of court cases
- check out the HuffPost AOL News article

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