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Health Care Reform

New Federal Initiatives Project

February 1, 2011

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Health Care ReformHealthcare reform is a promised major initiative of the Obama administration.  Below are links to several articles, white papers, and letters that examine the legal and constitutional questions raised by the current proposals.   Also available in links below are the healthcare reform bill as passed, and other documents on healthcare reform.

Related Links

--“Constitutional Implications of an 'Individual Mandate' in Health Care Reform” by Peter Urbanowicz and Dennis G. Smith
--"Health Ruling Respects Limits on Government" by Stephen B. Presser
--"Obamacare Declared Unconstitutional: Highlights from Judge Vinson’s Ruling" by Carrie Severino
--"Obamacare Is in Critical Condition With the Courts" by John S. Baker Jr.
--Video of a debate between Prof. Randy Barnett and Prof. Orin Kerr on "The Constitutionality of the Individual Mandate"
--White House Fact Sheet (PDF)
--Text of HR 3590 “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”
--Letter to Senators Hutchison and Cornyn from Greg Abbott, Texas Attorney General (PDF)
--"Constitutional objections to Obamacare don't hold up" by Akhil Reed Amar
--"On the Constitution, Beware the Word 'Clearly'" by Rob Natelson
--“Comparison of Conscience Provisions in Health Care Reform Bill” by William Saunders, NFIP
--“Reconciliation and Health Care” by Martin Gold, NFIP
--"Health Care Reform: Implications for the Intellectual Property Community" by David L. Applegate and Arthur Gollwitzer III
--"Is Government Health Care Constitutional?" by David B. Rivkin, Jr. and Lee A. Casey
--Federalist Society Health Care Reform Online Debate
--Federalist Society Individual Mandate Online Debate
--President Obama's Letter to Congress on Healthcare Reform
--Text of HR 4872 “Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010”
--"Illegal Health Reform" by David B. Rivkin, Jr. and Lee A. Casey
--"Mandatory Insurance is Unconstitutional" by David B. Rivkin, Jr. and Lee A. Casey
--Letter to the Honorable Nancy Pelosi and the Honorable Harry Reid from Henry McMaster, South Carolina Attorney General, et al. (PDF)
--"The Obama Administration’s Budget Proposal for Health and Human Services" by Paula M. Stannard


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