The health law reform constitutional law issue de jour seems to be whether the states by adopting amendments to their own constitutions can block implementation of the individual mandate on their soil. See the New York Times article, Health Care Overhaul and Mandatory Coverage Stir States’ Rights Claims. Most notably, Arizona has placed a constitutional […]
In our last post we demonstrated that Congress has the authority under Article I of the Constitution to adopt all of the health reform proposals it is currently considering seriously (or at least that the current Supreme Court would uphold the authority of Congress to do so). This does not mean, however, that Congress is […]
In response to Does Health Care Reform Violate the Real Constitution? by Mark A. Hall Mark is correct in identifying the individual mandate as the only component of the proposed health care reform legislation that raises a more than trivial constitutional question. The other elements of the legislation—insurance industry reforms, health insurance exchanges, the employer […]
Is health care reform constitutional – especially an individual mandate. The answer is “no” according to an increasing chorus of conservative legal opinions, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. As Sen. Patrick Moynihan once quipped, “everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” So too for law. Certainly, one […]
I am delighted to welcome you to this new forum for information, discussion and debate on the legal issues implicated in health reform, sponsored by Georgetown Law Center’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Professors Mark Hall (Wake Forest) and Tim Jost (Washington and Lee), together with law professors and policy experts from […]
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