Still have questions about health reform and what it means to you? Here are some links to answers to frequently asked questions about health reform and opinions for respected legal scholars on the constitutionality of the individual mandate.
ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HEALTH REFORM
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THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE:
Still questioning whether the individual mandate to purchase health insurance is constitutional? Here are links to the opinions of five constitutional scholars on the constitutionality of the individual mandate:
Edwin Chemerinsky, a constitutional scholar and founding dean of the University of California, Irvine Law School: “Health Reform Is Constitutional,” Politico, October 23, 2009, available online at: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1009/28620.html
Mike Dorf, professor of law at Cornell University: “State Anti-Mandates,” Dorf on Law, February 2, 2010, available online at http://www.dorfonlaw.org/2010/02/state-anti-mandates.html and http://writ.news.findlaw.com/dorf/20091102.html and http://writ.news.findlaw.com/dorf/20091021.html
Stuart Taylor, a legal scholar and Brookings Institution Fellow: “Is a Health Care Mandate Constitutional?” National Journal, December 12, 2009, available online at http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/or_20091212_6842.php
Akhil Reed Amar, a professor at Yale Law School : “Constitutional Objections to Obamacare don’t hold up,” LA Times, January 20, 2010, available online at http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jan/20/opinion/la-oe-amar20-2010jan20
Mark Hall, a professor of law and medicine at Wake Forest University The Constitutionality of Mandates to Purchase Health Insurance (Washington: Georgetown University O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, 2009), available online at http://www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/national-health-law/legal-solutions-in-health-reform/Individual_Mandates.html .