Those in the Health Care Management program are closely following the recent events of the Supreme Court in deciding the fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare).
The Affordable Care Act is our country’s most recent attempt to transform the health care industry and (regardless of the outcome) will be changing the way we receive and deliver
health care in the future.
Although The Affordable Care Act passed two years ago, nothing truly becomes effective until 2014. Some legislators, health care industry experts and citizens are hoping to shut it down before it takes effect.
Immediately after the act was signed into law, the lawsuits started to fly. Two of the four federal courts have upheld the law, 1 found it unconstitutional to mandate citizens to buy insurance and the fourth said they couldn’t make a decision until 2015, after the law went into effect.
Challenges of the act are now being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. A decision from the Supreme Court is expected in June.
For a quick overview of the four decisions facing the Supreme Court, click here.