Relaunching the Health Care Plan for Successful Implementation

Jul 10, 2012 By: Ferd H. Mitchell and Ferd H. Mitchell

 (Editor’s Note:  This is part four of a four-part installment on “How the New Health Care Plan Has Been Misunderstood, Misrepresented, and

When is a tax not a tax? Ask Chief Justice Roberts

Jun 28, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court’s ruling in the health care law challenge on the Anti-Injunction Act and Congress’s Taxing Clause powers creates somewhat of a weird contradiction.

SCOTUS limitation on Medicaid expansion matters more in principle than practice

Jun 28, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court’s ruling on the ACA’s Medicaid expansion softens penalties for noncompliant states, but in practice, most states will still comply.

In health care ruling, Roberts gives Congress broad Taxing Clause powers

Jun 28, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

This morning’s Supreme Court decision upheld the Affordable Care Act nearly in its entirety, but did so on Taxing Clause, rather than Commerce Clause, grounds.

Rollout of Health Care Plan after the Supreme Court decision

Jun 21, 2012 By: Ferd H. Mitchell and Ferd H. Mitchell

Critics have painted a negative picture of the ACA as reducing choice by forcing individuals to purchase insurance. However, the new Health Plan actually improves the number of choices available to the consumer.

Dr. SCOTUS: Striking down the individual mandate would neuter Congress’s powers

Jun 20, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The ACA’s opponents claim that the individual mandate is an unprecedented power grab by Congress. However, the Supreme Court’s striking down the provision would limit congressional authority like never before.

Americans’ desire for control and choices in the Health Care System

Jun 19, 2012 By: Ferd H. Mitchell and Ferd H. Mitchell

Though a single-payer model is more efficient, the public has demonstrated its preference for a “shopping model” for the Health Care System.

Healthcare Disparities

Jun 18, 2012 By: Melissa Berry

As we wait for the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the ACA, we should consider the healthcare disparities that result from our current system of healthcare.

Public perception issues and potential ramifications of the Supreme Court decision

Jun 14, 2012 By: Ferd H. Mitchell and Ferd H. Mitchell

Due to legal challenges, 2010’s health care reforms have seen a lack of implementation that will cause headaches after the Supreme Court’s rules on these challenges.

Dr. SCOTUS: Severability presents a minefield for the Supreme Court

Jun 13, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

If the Supreme Court determines that the individual mandate is unconstitutional, it needs to determine if it is severable, a calculation that poses many problems.

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