Jurist, July 2012
7 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2012
Date Written: July 13, 2012
In its keenly anticipated decision in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, the Supreme Court found the "individual mandate" provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) constitutional, along with nearly the entirety of the rest of the Act. The Court did so with an unexpected vote count and on unanticipated legal bases.
This article summarizes the decision and its likely effects.
Keywords: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Commerce Clause, Taxing Power, Anti-Injunction Act, individual mandate, Medicaid, Supreme Court
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Sanford, Sallie Thieme, Unexpected Twists in the Affordable Care Act Decision (July 13, 2012). Jurist, July 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2111624