Overturning Health Reform: What's Really at Stake?
Lazarus, Simon, Aging Today
Nearly a year after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law, baffles over its constitutionality continue to flare up in several separate lawsuits, and in countless media and political arenas. Those who work in the field of aging should carefully monitor the outcomes of these cases: they could result in the denial of health coverage to nearly half of all older adults between ages 55 and 64, and threaten other benefit programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
While Congress was drafting the health reform law, opponents first broached the prospect of constitutional challenges. Experts derided the constitutional case against the legislation as …
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Publication information: Article title: Overturning Health Reform: What's Really at Stake?. Contributors: Lazarus, Simon - Author. Magazine title: Aging Today. Volume: 32. Issue: 1 Publication date: January/February 2011. Page number: 3+. © American Society on Aging Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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