patient protection

The fate of the Affordable Care Act is again on the line Tuesday, as a federal appeals court in New Orleans takes up a case in which a lower court judge has already ruled the massive health law unconstitutional.

Florida policyholders are expected to get about $54 million back from their health insurance companies over the summer, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Federal officials credit the refunds to the Affordable Care Act, which requires insurance companies to spend most of what they collect in premiums on patient care.