Challenge to the Affordable Care Act
Interview: Aaron Carroll, MD
Associate director for research
Associate professor of pediatrics
Director, Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research
The Affordable Care Act, also known as the healthcare reform law of 2011, is a step closer to a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court, probably in June 2012. In August, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the law's mandate for individual insurance coverage unconstitutional.
This week, Sound Medicine healthcare policy analyst Aaron Carroll, MD, explains the individual mandate and why the appeals court ruled against it.
Dr. Carroll will discuss possible outcomes of a Supreme Court challenge.
Dr. Carroll directs the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He's a regular contributor to Sound Medicine.