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So What Happens to Health Care?
The SISGI Group (2011)
  • Ufuoma Barbara Akpotaire, Columbia University
Abstract

A Federal Judge in Florida ruled on January 31, 2011, that the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act that was passed last year (known to many of us as the health care law), which extended health insurance to almost every American, is unconstitutional.

According to Judge Roger Vinson, a district Judge in Florida and a Republican appointee, the new law is outside Congress’ commerce clause power and violates people’s rights by forcing them to buy health insurance by 2014 or face a penalty. Prior to this decision, two Federal Judges had upheld the insurance requirement.

In a surprising twist, the Obama administration won a victory...

Keywords
  • Global Health,
  • Health Issues,
  • Health Care,
  • Obama,
  • Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act,
  • social problems,
  • Supreme Court
Publication Date
Spring February 18, 2011
Citation Information
Ufuoma Barbara Akpotaire. "So What Happens to Health Care?" The SISGI Group (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ufuoma_barbara_akpotaire/6/