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ERIC Number: EJ1003162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Health Care and the High Court: An Overview
Joondeph, Bradley W.; Camp, Bryan; Barry, Jordan; Pollack, Elliott B.; Chemerinsky, Erwin; Schwinn, Steven
Social Education, v76 n3 p123-127 May-Jun 2012
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Whatever its merits as a matter of policy, it was a historic legislative achievement. No prior administration had successfully pushed national health reform through Congress, despite several attempts. Understandably, the mood at the act's signing ceremony was festive. But not all Americans were thrilled. Within minutes, 12 state governments filed two separate lawsuits in Virginia and Florida claiming that the act was unconstitutional, and within weeks private parties filed roughly 20 similar challenges elsewhere. Thus began the steady, collective march of ACA litigation, played out in federal courts across the country--a journey that everyone expected would ultimately end at the Supreme Court. This article outlines the four issues presented by the three separate cases to the Supreme Court.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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