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Health Care Financing Reform (136): The Constitutional Issues

October 19, 2011

This post summarizes the constitutional issues that the Supreme Court will have to determine in addressing the constitutionality of the individual mandate contained in the 2010 federal health care law.

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Health Care Financing Reform (135): The Status of Constitutional Litigation on the Affordable Care Act

October 18, 2011

Six district courts and three circuit courts of appeal have ruled on the constituitonality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  So far, the results are evenly divided.

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NEJM Article on Medical Malpractice Claims

August 18, 2011

Today the New England Journal of Medicine published three significant articles on law and medicine.  In today's post I review an article Malpractice Risk According to Physician Specialty by Anupam B. Jena, M.D., Ph.D., Seth Seabury, Ph.D., Darius Lakdawalla, Ph.D., and Amitabh Chandra, Ph.D.

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Health Care Financing Reform (134): Judge Graham's Opinion in Obama v. Thomas More Law Center

June 30, 2011

Here is a summary of Judge Graham's dissenting opinion from the decision of the Sixth Circuit in Obama v. Thomas More Law Center.  Judge Graham would strike down the individual mandate of the PPACA as unconstitutional.

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Health Care Financing Reform (133): Judge Sutton's Separate Concurring Opinion in Obama v. Thomas More Law Center

June 30, 2011

Judge Jeffrey Sutton concurred in the judgment of the Sixth Circuit that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional on its face.  However, he did not join Judge Martin's opinion upholding the law, and he left open the door to future as-applied challenges to the individual mandate.

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Health Care Financing Reform (132): Judge Martin's Opinion in Obama v. Thomas More Law Center

June 30, 2011

Yesterday's post announced the decision of the Sixth Circuit in Obama v. Thomas More Law Center.  Judge Boyce Martin's opinion upholding the law tracks the federal government's legal arguments in support of the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Health Care Financing Reform (131): Sixth Circuit Narrowly Upholds Affordable Care Act

June 29, 2011

By a vote of 2-1 the Sixth Circuit has upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Eleventh Circuit to Hear Oral Argument in Health Care Case Today

June 8, 2011

The Eleventh Circuit will hear oral argument in Florida v. United States Department of Health and Human Services this morning to consider the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

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Health Care Financing Reform (130): Oral Argument Before the Sixth Circuit in Thomas More Law Center v. Obama

June 2, 2011

The Sixth Circuit heard oral argument in Thomas More Law Center v. Obama yesterday on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 

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Health care costs

June 1, 2011

Medicare is not sustainable, due to spiraling health care costs. Republicans successfully bashed Democrats last fall over the cost control measures in the Affordable Care Act (or "Obamacare," if you prefer); Democrats are successfully bashing Republicans right now over the voucher approach in the Ryan budget proposal. Neither is particularly responsible, in my view, nor [...]

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Health Care Financing Reform (129): Conference Board of Canada Suggests More Reliance on Private Health Care Providers

May 16, 2011

The Conference Board of Canada has released a report criticizing its country's overreliance on government health care.

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Health Care Financing Reform (128): Reaction Across the Political Spectrum to Mitt Romney's Speech

May 13, 2011

Mitt Romney, a leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, delivered a major address on health care yesterday.  This post contains links to reactions to his speech from both left and right.

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