The health care case : the Supreme Court's decision and its implications /

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Imprint:New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Description:xiv, 386 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subject:Sebelius, Kathleen, -- 1948- -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Sebelius, Kathleen, -- 1948-
National Federation of Independent Business -- Trials, litigation, etc.
National Federation of Independent Business.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (United States)
Health insurance -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Medical care -- Finance -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Health care reform -- United States.
Health care reform -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Health care reform.
Health care reform -- Economic aspects.
Health insurance -- Law and legislation.
Medical care -- Finance -- Law and legislation.
United States.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:
Hidden Bibliographic Details
Varying Form of Title:Healthcare case
Other authors / contributors:Persily, Nathaniel, editor of compilation.
Metzger, Gillian E., 1965- editor of compilation.
Morrison, Trevor W., editor of compilation.
ISBN:9780199301058 (hardback : alk. paper)
0199301050 (hardback : alk. paper)
9780199301065 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0199301069 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Review by Choice Review

This work offers an array of legal perspectives on NFIB v. Sebelius (2012), the case where Chief Justice Roberts surprised many by writing a majority opinion upholding the individual mandate based on Congress's taxing power. The decision, while preserving most of President Obama's signature legislative accomplishment, has unleashed discussions relating to the chief justice's motives, the significance of the decision for the law, and its importance to Constitutional law and the role of the federal government. If readers are looking for definitive answers, they should look elsewhere. There are contributors who believe the decision will have little long-term impact because Congress is unlikely to ever again mandate the purchase of a product; there are others who believe it is significant because, while Congress may not mandate purchases, it will serve to discourage Congress from using its taxing power. Depending on the chapter, the chief is a statesman, a cynic, or someone who clearly misinterpreted the commerce and the necessary and proper clauses. This is the book's strength. The diversity of ideological and legal perspectives, and the different interpretations of the case's significance, makes this a good read for anyone interested in NFIB v. Sebelius and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate, research, and professional collections. J. F. Kraus Wagner College

Copyright American Library Association, used with permission.
Review by Choice Review