Physician Hospitals of America v. Sebelius

District:

Eastern District of Texas

Plaintiffs:

Physician Hospitals of America and Texas Spine & Joint Hospital, Ltd.

Defendants:

Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Judge:

Michael H. Schneider as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Case number:

6:10-cv-00277

Details:

In this case, the Plaintiffs challenge Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act because it arbitrarily discriminates against physician-owned hospitals and favors the operation of hospitals owned by individuals who are not physicians. The Plaintiffs argue that PPACA violates the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause by furthering a private, non-public purpose, as well as the Equal Protection Clause, stating that the Federal government has no rational basis for choosing the business class to run hospitals.

Status: This case is now on appeal at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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