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Wilson Center Newsletter April 2012
Why the Constitution Matters in the
Health Care Case
by Dr. David Marion
Credit: The Associated PressAlthough most of the commentaries on the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") have emphasized public policy issues such as the spiraling cost of health care and the burden placed on the health care industry by uninsured or underinsured people, the legal challenge to the law that culminated in three days of hearings before the United States Supreme Court has forced both defenders and critics of the law to give at least some attention to constitutional issues. This is of enormous significance. The message that these hearings should send, and that the American people need to hear loudly and repeatedly, is that the Constitution matters.