Reframing Federalism: The Affordable Care Act (and Broccoli) in the Supreme Court

367 New England Journal of Medicine 1154 (2012)

Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 13-14

Posted: 23 Mar 2013 Last revised: 6 May 2013

See all articles by Wendy K. Mariner

Wendy K. Mariner

Boston University School of Law; Boston University School of Public Health

Leonard H. Glantz

Boston University - School of Law; Boston University - School of Public Health

George J. Annas

Boston University School of Public Health

Date Written: September 10, 2012

Abstract

The three opinions of the US Supreme Court Justices in NFIB v. Sebelius, upholding the Affordable Care Act while making the Medicaid expansion optional for states, present strikingly different views of the authority of the federal government in relation to individuals and to the states. This article briefly analyzes these views, as well as the unanswered questions raised by the opinions.

The paper is to be found on the New England Journal Medicine site.

Keywords: Affordable Care Act, Federalism, NFIB. Sebelius

Suggested Citation

Mariner, Wendy K. and Glantz, Leonard H. and Annas, George J., Reframing Federalism: The Affordable Care Act (and Broccoli) in the Supreme Court (September 10, 2012). 367 New England Journal of Medicine 1154 (2012) ; Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 13-14. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2237646

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Leonard H. Glantz

Boston University - School of Law ( email )

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Boston University - School of Public Health ( email )

715 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
United States

George J. Annas

Boston University School of Public Health ( email )

School of Public Health
715 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
United States
(617) 638-4626 (Phone)
(617) 414-1464 (Fax)

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