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Supreme Court Health Care Argument Preview

AIR DATE: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Panelists previewed Supreme Court oral arguments on the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law, focusing on its requirement that all Americans buy health insurance. Michael Carvin and Paul Clement asserted that the law does not have any limiting principles, reasoning that if Congress has the power to force citizens to buy health insurance, then, Congress can force them to buy anything, such as cars or certain foods. Akhil Amar and Neal Katyal disagreed, with Mr. Katyal arguing that health care differs because everyone will have to use health care services at some point in their lives. Following their discussion,, they answered questions from the audience.
KEYWORDS: Health & Welfare, Health Policy, Health Care, Courts & Judicial Process, Supreme Court Cases