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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The world of health care was complex enough when everyone understood the rules. Now the old rules are gone, some new ones are here, and others are still a work in progress. Politics and legislation will continue to shape specific elements and timing, but the trajectory of health reform is unlikely to change and the momentum is not likely to disappear.
Leaders both inside and outside the traditionally defined health care industry have hard choices to make. No matter where your organization is on the emerging landscape, the potential impacts on business are real and serious. Some considerations:

â?¢ Right now, America spends twice what other nations spend on health care for each citizen, but ranks last in preventing deaths. We spend $2.2 trillion nationally on health care each year, and without reform, that number will nearly double in the next 7 years.
â?¢If we don't act, 14,000 Americans will lose their coverage today and every day.
â?¢The growth of health care spending is on an unsustainable course for Americans both nationally and personally.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [Obama Care]" passed by the Senate on December 24, 2009, the House passed it on March 21, 2010, and President Obama signed it into law on March 23, 2010. On 1/31/11, it was ruled unconstitutional by one federal judge. Now, it is going to the Supreme Court. In addition, 26 states have appealed it! At more than 2,500 pages and 500,000 words long, the new health care law.

1-Will the "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [PPACA]" be ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court?
2-Why or why not?
3-Are you in favor of the new law?

Resource Examples-http://docs.house.gov/energycommerce/SUMMARY.pdf
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will in all probability not be ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, due to the fact that that the demands upon the states, and public and private health industry, are not any demands that are unconstitutional in nature, although some of the regulations that are a part of this act are borderline in nature. One of the basic tenets of this act, is the fining of individuals and organizations who do not choose to purchase health care insurance, which is viewed by many individuals as a restriction that government cannot constitutionally impose on individuals and organizations. But upon closer inspection of the Constitution, and of powers given to the government to ...