Nahmod Law

The Health Care Act Decision: A Video Discussion

On June 28, 2012, I blogged about the Supreme Court‘s blockbuster health care act decision (PDF), handed down on that same day.

As almost everyone knows by now, this decision upheld the individual mandate, 5-4, under the Taxing Power, in a surprising opinion by Chief Justice Roberts. This decision also upheld, for the most part, the Congressional expansion of Medicaid, under the Spending Power, to include millions of poor uninsured individuals.

My Chicago-Kent colleague, Professor Carolyn Shapiro (director of ISCOTUS), and I recently engaged in a videotaped 15 minute discussion of the Court’s decision and some of its implications.

This discussion is available at

I believe you will find it informative.

Written by snahmod

July 14, 2012 at 10:11 am

Posted in Constitutional Law

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