The Supreme Court is set to weigh in on the Constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – commonly referred to as Obamacare – starting next week. With gas prices, election coverage, heightened tensions in Afghanistan and the Trayvon Martin case all bringing in national news coverage, you need a keen eye to find quality coverage on the health care debate. Here are 4 great articles discussing the issue.
Supreme Court to weigh key constitutional issues with healthcare law – Los Angeles Times
The Supreme Court, signaling the extraordinary nature of the case, agreed to hear six hours of arguments over three days, rather than the usual single hour. The court agreed to also consider Clement’s claim that Congress exceeded the Constitution when it pressed the states to expand the Medicaid program
Moot court previews legal debate over healthcare reform – Los Angeles Times
Two weeks before the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a case that challenges the national health reform law, prominent lawyers staged a moot court in Los Angeles before a nine-member panel that included former Gov. Gray Davis and former state Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno.
Obamacare Gets Its Three Days in Court – from Barron’s
The case, which is scheduled for March 26, 27 and 28, is far from a slam-dunk for the jurists. In fact, Roberts has allotted an unprecedented six hours over three days to hear oral arguments on the complex matter. In the modern era, oral arguments generally have been limited to one hour.
Healthcare wasn’t broken (op-ed) – Los Angeles Times
Since 1960, the U.S. has been about in the middle of its economic peers in terms of the rate of growth in real (inflated-adjusted) health spending per person. But surely the single-payer countries have done best in controlling costs? Not so. Since 1990, growth in the rates of per capita spending in Canada and Britain have exceeded the U.S. rate.