Lawrence Gostin, JD, is University Professor at Georgetown, Faculty Director of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and Director of the WHO Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights.
The Supreme Court’s decision last week on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been acclaimed as a victory for health care reform, as well as for President Obama. A critical part of the decision, however, goes to… Read More ›
When the Supreme Court handed down its historical ruling in National Federation of Independent Business v Sebelius on June 28, it limited Congress’ power to penalize states that decline to expand Medicaid but upheld all of the other provisions of… Read More ›
This week’s historic hearings at the US Supreme Court were political as much as they were constitutional. The justices borrowed the Republican framing of health care reform as one of individual freedom rather than the public’s health. However, high-quality, affordable… Read More ›
JAMA Forum: The Supreme Court and the Health Care Law — Constitutional Ripples Will Affect the Election and Beyond
Florida v HHS, a suit brought on behalf of 26 states challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is a crucial event—crucial because upholding the ACA is critical to the US Constitution and to a humane social policy,… Read More ›