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Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in Health care, Legal, Legislation

Wow: ACA Insurance Mandate Stood on Knife’s Edge of Reasoning

Wow: ACA Insurance Mandate Stood on Knife’s Edge of Reasoning

JRoberts.jpgAccording to the
majority ruling from Chief Justice Roberts (per the WSJ), Congress can’t require
individuals to purchase health insurance, but it can levy a tax on
individuals who lawfully choose not to. Roberts is quoted by the paper: “It is
well established that if a statute has two possible meanings, one of
which violates the Constitution, courts should adopt the meaning that
does not do so.”


ACA = Affordable Care Act.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.