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Health Care's Fraternal Twins at 50: The Birth and Development of Medicare and Medicaid
JURIST Guest Columnist Sallie Thieme Sanford of University of Washington School of Law discusses the birth and growth of Medicare and Medicaid. She argues that in this, their 50th year, health care's fraternal twins are coming more to resemble each o (More)
King v. Burwell: ACA Destruction Denied, ACA Expansion Enabled
JURIST Guest Columnist Sallie Thieme Sanford of University of Washington School of Law discusses the decisive impact of the most recent Supreme Court ACA decision on the Marketplaces and also on state decisions regarding Medicaid expansion. She argu (More)
Supreme Court chief justice refuses to block health care law
Chief Justice John Roberts of the US Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant a temporary injunction blocking the Obama administration from enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), denying two doctor's groups' plea arguing t (More)
Major Legal Arguments
Lawsuits challenging the enforcement of ACA have argued that the law violates various portions of the Constitution, most notably the Commerce Clause (Art. 1, Section 8, Clause 3), the Tax and Spending Clause (Art. 1, Section 8, Clause 8), the Suprema (More)
Unexpected Twists in the Affordable Care Act Decision
JURIST Guest Columnist Sallie Sanford of the University of Washington School of Law says that the Supreme Court's recent decision upholding the Affordable Care Act will have lasting effects not only for the nation's health care system, but also for t (More)
Understanding the Health Care Reform Litigation
JURIST Guest Columnist Sallie Sanford of the University of Washington School of Law says that to understand the ongoing health care reform litigation, it is important to keep certain points in mind, and provides an in-depth preview to the issues to b (More)
The Impact of a 'Middle-Management' Health Care Ruling
JURIST Guest Columnist Sallie Sanford of the University of Washington School of Law says that the opinion upholding health care reform by Judge Sutton, a self-described "middle-management judge," will prove influential in other circuits and beyond du (More)
Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?
JURIST Guest Columnist Sallie Sanford of the University of Washington School of Law says that although challenges to the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are valuable for inspiring dialogue within and outside the le (More)