Supreme Court Decision in King v. Burwell (2015)


June 25, 2015

Supreme Court of the United States

Read the Supreme Court's 2015 decision upholding the Constitutionality of federal insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

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Supreme Court Decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby


June 30, 2014

Supreme Court of the United States

Read the Supreme Court's decision in favor of the right of the owners of "closely-held for-profit corporations" to refuse to provide insurance coverage for contraception and contraceptive devices to their employees on the grounds of the owners' religious objections.

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EdX Course:
United States Health Policy

EdX,
Course began April 7, 2014

John E. McDonough, DrPH, MPA

This online course provides a basic and thorough understanding of the U.S. health care system focusing on access, quality of care, and costs.

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

111th Congress, Office of the Legislative Counsel for the use of the House of Representatives

This is a link to the full text of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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National Federation of Independent Business et al. v. Sebelius

Supreme Court of the United States

This is a link to the Supreme Court’s decision holding as constitutional the individual mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act, and holding the Medicaid expansion provision to be unconstitutionally coercive.

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The Health Care Law & You

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This is a link to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ detailed overview of the Act highlighting how it affects consumers.

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Summary of the Affordable Care Act

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

This summary of the law focuses on provisions to expand coverage, control health care costs, and improve the health care delivery system.

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Health Care Reform Overview

The White House

This is a link to the Obama administration’s overview of the Act.

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Obamacare on Trial


Einer Elhauge

This short book analyzes the Obamacare case -- focusing on many points the Supreme Court was never told about -- including the fact that the constitutional framers themselves had approved mandates to buy health insurance.

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