Monday, February 7, 2011

Health Reform News Tidbits

Would we need to require people to buy insurance if insurance were more affordable? The experts are trying to think of alternatives to the individual mandate in light of last week's Florida court decision.

Meanwhile Republican Senator Orin Hatch thinks Justice Elena Kagan should recuse herself and not hear the challenge to the health reform law on the ground that she "must have" talked to people in the Obama administration about the constitutionality of the law when she was serving as Solicitor General. And, of course, that would almost guarantee that the law would be struck down.

Then again, say some, if the Court votes along party lines, it will greatly undermine the appearance of the Court as neutral and apolitical.

And more to come, I'm sure. Jennifer

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