Boston University School of Law

Brief of Amici Curiae Jeweish Alliance for Law & Social Action (JALSA), Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA),
Jewish Social Policy Action Network (JSPAN), New England Jewish Labor Committee (ULC), and
Professor Abigail R. Moncrieff in Support of Petitioners on the Individual Liberty Implications of the Minimum Coverage Provision in
Department of Health & Human Services v. State of Florida

Boston University School of Law Working Paper 12-25
(May 22, 2012)

Abigail Moncrieff
Boston University School of Law

Andrew Fischer
Jason & Fischer

Zoë Sajor
Boston University School of Law -- Student

Rachel Smit
Boston University School of Law -- Student

Emily Westfall
Boston University School of Law -- Student


The minimum coverage provision does not require individuals to purchase any unique product or service but rather requires a standardized financial
contribution to the national healthcare infrastructure from all legal residents who are able to pay – a kind of requirement that has never been found unduly or
even unusually restrictive of individual liberty.

The question presented is whether the Eleventh Circuit erred in finding that the minimum coverage provision’s implications for individual liberty support a holding of constitutional invalidity under the Commerce Clause and Necessary and Proper Clause.

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Abigail Moncrieff Contact Information
Boston University School of Law
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