Family Research Council

Nos. 11-11021 & 11-11067


In the
United States Court of Appeals
for the Eleventh Circuit


STATE OF FLORIDA, by and through Attorney General Pam Bondi, et al.,
Plaintiffs-Appellees/Cross-Appellants,

and

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS, et al.,
Plaintiffs-Appellees,

v.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, et al.,
Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees,


On Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Northern District of Florida


BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL
IN SUPPORT OF APPELLEES/CROSS-APPELLANTS AND AFFIRMANCE IN PART


KENNETH A. KLUKOWSKI
Counsel of Record
FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL
801 G Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001-3729
(202) 393-2100
(202) 393-2134
Attorney for Amicus Curiae


INTEREST OF AMICUS CURIAE

The Family Research Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit public-policy organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., that exists to develop and analyze governmental policies that affect families in the United States. Founded in 1983, FRC advocates legislative and regulatory enactments that protect and strengthen family rights and autonomy, and assists in legal challenges of statutes and administrative actions detrimental to family interests. FRC informs and represents the interests of 39 state organizations and over 500,000 citizens on a daily basis. Various provisions of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) are contrary to family values and family interests. They impair the ability of families to make medical decisions in consultation with healthcare providers, imposing mandates upon individuals limiting healthcare choices, upon employers that reduce the options they can extend to employees, upon insurers that will increase the costs of premiums and thereby make insurance less affordable. These interests are thus central to FRC's organizational mission, and will only be fully addressed by ACA being held unconstitutional in its entirety.