HLT 600 GC Week 2 Discussion 1
When President Obama introduced the Affordable Health Care Act, several states banded together to appeal the constitutionality of the Act. On January 31, 2011, a federal judge ruled parts of the act unconstitutional. President Obama’s law team formally appealed the decision in Florida v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (11-11021). The appeal can be found at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCOURTS-ca11-11-11021/pdf/USCOURTS-ca11-11-11021-0.pdf. Read pages 55-67 (B. Congress’s Power under the Spending Clause) and determine:
- The legal aspects in question
- The argument for appeal presented by the President’s team.
- The implications of the act on the provision of health care in the United States.
Respond to three other peers and provide additional insight and/or constructive comments. One-sentence posts or peer responses are not appropriate and will not receive full credit.