The legal forecast for the Affordable Care Act -- "Obamacare" -- is partly sunny. While the Supreme Court recently accepted the Act for review, it's not expected to hurl lightning bolts striking down any part of the Act. (Of course, this is only a prediction.)
The health reform Act has ten separate parts and the vast majority of its provisions are not subject to any legal challenge. Those waiting for a ruling before taking steps to get ready for what the law requires may want to reconsider.
Those who have to pay huge chunk of their income for health insurance won't care about the Supreme Court's interpretation of the U.S. Constitution; they will care about the constitution of their own wallets and checking accounts.
In a remarkable act of either stupidity or brinksmanship, the Obama Administration challenged the US Supreme Court to either keep the federal individual mandate to buy health insurance or throw it out.
In the GOP debate Tuesday night, Gingrich acknowledged in an unguarded moment that a core element of "ObamaCare" was a proposal originated by the Heritage Foundation, a powerful conservative think tank.
The 2012 elections will propel the merits of the individual mandate cases to the forefront of our political dialogue for at least the next 14 months, it is worth removing the smoke and noise from the constitutional argument so that everyone can clearly identify the issue.
While it might be politically popular to tell people, "the government can't make you," that promise doesn't work in reality. For the sake of public health, let's all hope Perry's is the road less traveled.
For those of us who have followed in the footsteps of earlier generations and fought for progress for years, Friday's decision on the Affordable Care Act by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals feels familiar.
What should Obama and the Democrats do if the individual mandate in the new health care law gets struck down by the Supreme Court? Immediately propose what they should have proposed right from the start -- universal health care based on Medicare for all.
For the first time since Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a Republican-appointed judge has voted to uphold Congress's power to enact the health care reform law, including the minimum coverage provision.
The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., will hear arguments Tuesday on contradictory rulings by two Virginia federal judges on attempts to invalidate the new health care law's requirement that everyone who can afford private insurance must buy it.