Quick Read / Opinion: Why The Supreme Court Should Uphold the Affordable Care Act

The Supreme Court will probably decide on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the end of June. The big question on the table is, can the federal government mandate people to buy health insurance? Law professor Eric Segall of Georgia State University and  Associate Professor of Pediatrics Aaron E. Carroll of Indiana University believe they can — and they lay out the reasons why.

The Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will likely be handed down on the last day of this year’s term. If the Court finds that the ACA-either in whole or in part-violates the Constitution, the health care industry will be shaken to its core.

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