It is always refreshing when folks who are charged with dealing with really serious subject matter bring a note of levity into the proceedings so people don't get too depressed.
Without the mandate, the costs of taking care of our own may become unsustainable. Striking it down thus would be a step toward the potential repeal of the Emergency Medical Treatment Act -- a repeal that would, for many, be a death trap.
If you want to practice good medicine on health care, you will do the following.
We should ask our doctors about the politics with a small "p" that's embedded in their advice -- the moral and cultural leanings that weigh on clinical judgment.
The White House says the bill is important to cover millions of Americans who currently are uninsured. However, the bill would not extend an insurance umbrella over every uninsured American at all.
Every law school -- yes, even Harvard Law School -- teaches the landmark case Marbury v. Madison. It was decided in 1803 (yes, 1803!). You read it your first year in law school.
In a stunning development, the Massachusetts legislature today passed a bill requiring its citizens to eat broccoli at least once a week.
Yes, of course the president wants his signature health care law upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, but I suspect that it would help him politically if the statute were to be struck down in its entirety.
Ever wonder why President Obama hasn't been standing strong and steady on the frontlines defending his controversial health care reform law?
Take away the law, and we are stuck for a generation or more with the reality of a healthcare system that each year will cost more, deliver less and exclude more people.
Justice Kennedy should rule the mandate legal because otherwise he will be ruling on language, not substance, which is not his job.
Lost in the arguments of conservatives and right-wing activists was the fact that the individual mandate -- the essential element that would bring tyranny to our homes -- was initially raised as the preferred strategy for health care reform by the right.
As the World Bank lays out its plans to stimulate growth in the coming years, Dr. Kim may be exactly what the doctor ordered -− a health-field expert who can prioritize healthy aging.
The Supreme Court argument over the constitutionality of the Obama health care law has been more like a legislative argument between liberal and conservatives than a constitutional one.
While the Supreme Court wrestles with how to untangle the constitutional complexities of the Affordable Care Act, the politics are becoming crystal clear -- and they may ultimately benefit those of us who would like to see affordable, high-quality health care for all Americans.
The health insurance mandate was a compromise that effectively guaranteed the health insurance market in America for years to come by making that market more efficient and guaranteeing it paying customers into the future. Why, then, is the right attacking it?