The Future of Health Care Reform Remains in Federal Court
Jonathan H. Adler
Case Western Reserve University School of Law; PERC - Property and Environment Research Center
Forthcoming in THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE REFORM IN THE UNITED STATES (M. Schill & A. Malani eds., University of Chicago Press)
Prepared for the Conference on the Future of Health Care Reform in the U.S., University of Chicago Law School, October 12, 2012
Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-6
National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius did not mark the end of litigation challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) against constitutional attack. To the contrary, PPACA litigation continues apace and could well increase in the years to come as federal agencies seek to implement the health care reform law. This essay provides a brief overview of how continuing litigation in federal court will affect the implementation – and perhaps even the ultimate viability – of Congress’s latest and most ambitious health care reform effort. Topics discussed include legal challenges to the availability of tax credits in federally run health insurance exchanges and a requirement that group health plans cover contraception, and prospective challenges to the Independent Payment Advisory Board and revisions to the individual mandate penalty.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 41
Keywords: Affordable Care Act, health care reform, NFIB v. Sebelius, Obamacare, PPACA, insurance exchanges
JEL Classification: K32, K23working papers series
Date posted: February 16, 2013 ; Last revised: July 10, 2014
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