There is a great debate before the U.S. Supreme Court on whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act minimum coverage provision is in fact constitutional. For insight into the case, host David Yas, a BU Law alum, former publisher of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and a V.P. at Bernstein Global Wealth, turns to Wendy Mariner, professor of law at BU School of Law and the lead author of an amicus brief submitted to the court by more than 100 health law professors. Together, they discuss Department of Health and Human Services v. Florida and the amicus brief, and examine some of the interesting points that arose during the court’s oral arguments.
A challenge to Massachusetts’ Universal Health Care law may reveal some insight into what may lie ahead for the Federal Health Care law. Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Michael Merlina, a resident of Massachusetts who is representing himself in court after being fined $2,000 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for not having health insurance and Attorney David Harlow, a seasoned Health Care attorney, consultant and blogger, to talk about this case and the questions this case raises in our nationwide debate.