Soon we'll know whether the Roberts corporate court will use the ACA decision to side with consumers and small businesses or bow to big corporations and the Republican Party. A nation is watching and waiting.
Within the next two weeks, the Supreme Court's long-awaited ruling on the Affordable Care Act will be announced. During these long months of speculation, here's what I see as the key opportunities and obstacles under each possible scenario.
It is consumer demand that has built our vibrant national economy, and it can do the same for health care. It will cause purchasing patterns to take hold, competition will emerge to reshape those patterns, and a cycle of rapid innovation will prevail.
Two years ago, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. The president's health care law gives hard working, middle-class families security, makes Medicare stronger, and puts more money back in seniors' pockets.
This Friday, March 23rd, marks the second year anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act -- a.k.a. "health reform." If you are like most people, you may have some misconceptions about what has or has not happened in the past two years.
For or against it, hundreds of people will line up on the steps to try and secure one of the limited seats in the Court reserved for the public. And for good reason: The Supreme Court's decision will have major bearing on the health care experiences of Americans for generations to come.
We have to urge the White House and other players to start to get the message out to consumers that the Affordable Care Act must survive in order to avoid what could be a real tragedy for huge numbers of Americans.