Health Care: Constitutional Rights and Legislative Powers

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This report analyzes constitutional and legal issues pertaining to a right to health care, as well as the power of Congress to enact and fund health care programs. The report also discusses legal issues that have been raised regarding the power of Congress to mandate that individuals purchase health insurance, and the ability of states to "nullify" or "opt out" of such a requirement, following the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148).

Creator(s): Swendiman, Kathleen S.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: July 9, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Swendiman, Kathleen S.

Legislative Attorney

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: July 9, 2012
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United States
Description:

This report analyzes constitutional and legal issues pertaining to a right to health care, as well as the power of Congress to enact and fund health care programs. The report also discusses legal issues that have been raised regarding the power of Congress to mandate that individuals purchase health insurance, and the ability of states to "nullify" or "opt out" of such a requirement, following the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148).

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20 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Resource Type: Report
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