Rhetorical Federalism: The Role of State Resistance in Health Care Decisionmaking

4 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2010 Last revised: 2 Oct 2015

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Elizabeth Weeks

University of Georgia School of Law

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Date Written: October 29, 2010

Abstract

This paper identifies potential values deriving from the seemingly destructive, distracting health reform nullification movement. Both before and after passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, states engaged in various forms of resistance to the new law. The debate highlights the increased role of government in health care delivery and generates active deliberation of core values and public policy concerns.

Keywords: Health Reform, Nullification, Tenth Amendment, Federalism

JEL Classification: H51, H77, I18

Suggested Citation

Leonard, Elizabeth, Rhetorical Federalism: The Role of State Resistance in Health Care Decisionmaking (October 29, 2010). Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 39, p. 73, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1699826

Elizabeth Leonard (Contact Author)

University of Georgia School of Law ( email )

225 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.uga.edu/profile/elizabeth-weeks-leonard

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