Nahmod Law

The Constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: A Video Presentation

On January 18, 2012, I blogged about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PDF) whose constitutionality is currently before the Supreme Court.

In that post, I focused on the Commerce Clause challenge to the individual mandate.

On February 10, 2012, I participated in an hour-long discussion of the overall constitutionality of the Act at a program sponsored by the Shriver Center and held in Chicago.

This discussion, which was videotaped, covered the Commerce Clause, the Taxing Power, the expansion of Medicaid and even the federal Tax Injunction Act.

Clarification: the penalty for non-compliance with the individual mandate must be included in an individual’s tax return and may be used by the IRS as an offset to a tax refund.

Below is the YouTube link to this discussion. I hope you find it of interest.

Written by snahmod

February 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Posted in Constitutional Law

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