The Health Care Case : the Supreme Court's decision and its implications /

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Imprint:New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Description:1 online resource
Subject:United States. -- Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (United States)
National health insurance -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Health insurance -- United States.
Health care reform -- United States -- History.
Health care reform.
Health insurance.
National health insurance -- Law and legislation.
United States.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Persily, Nathaniel, editor of compilation.
Metzger, Gillian E., 1965- editor of compilation.
Morrison, Trevor W., editor of compilation.
ISBN:9780199344888 (ebook) : No price
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on July 3, 2013).
Summary:The Supreme Court's decision in the Health Care Case, NFIB v. Sebelius, gripped the nation's attention during the spring of 2012. No one could have predicted the strange coalition of justices and arguments that would eventually lead the Court to uphold the Act's principal provisions. When the Supreme Court delivered its complicated and fractured decision, it offered new interpretations to four different clauses in the Constitution. This volume gathers together reactions to the decision from an ideologically diverse selection of the nation's leading scholars of constitutional, administrative, and health law.
Other form:Print version 9780199301058
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

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