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Supreme Court and Health Care — Toward Reform Without Mandate


The New York Times reports: “The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the 2010 health care overhaul law, President Obama’s signature legislative achievement. The development set the stage for oral arguments by March and a decision in late June, in the midst of the 2012 presidential campaign.”

MARGARET FLOWERS, M.D., [in D.C.] mdpnhp at
Flowers is congressional fellow for the 18,000-member Physicians for a National Health Program. She said today: “The current health law requires that people purchase private insurance. An improved Medicare for all health system would finance health care for everyone using a progressive tax. It would be a huge step towards solving the U.S. health care crisis and has the added advantage of avoiding a constitutional challenge. I hope that if the current federal health law is struck down, we will move quickly to a national improved Medicare for all in order to improve health, save lives and ease the stress of health care costs on the economy.