The Supreme Court declined to review a case in which a restaurant owners group attempted to invalidate a San Francisco requirement that local businesses either offer health insurance benefits to their employees or pay the city a fee that is used to fund a program offering medical services to low-income restaurants. In Golden Gate Restaurant […]
Today the Supreme Court is scheduled to decide whether to grant cert in Golden Gate Restaurant Ass’n v. City and County of San Francisco, No. 08-1515. Actually, the Court has had the case on its cert docket for months. Last October, the Court voted to solicit the views of the solicitor general (SVSG), but the […]
From CBS News: Is Mandatory Health Insurance Constitutional? In the last few days, a new argument has emerged in the debate over Democratic health care proposals: Are they constitutional? More precisely, can the federal government force Americans to buy health insurance? “Mandatory Insurance Is Unconstitutional” is the unapologetic title of an op-ed last week in […]
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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