AMSA On Call

Go Back

Supreme Court Hears ACA Arguments

The Supreme Court is in the midst of hearing oral arguments to determine whether Congress can require Americans to purchase health insurance or pay a penalty. AMSA leaders went to the Supreme Court today to support comprehensive health care reform that works for patients and physicians: expanding coverage, lowering costs and upholding quality.

Monday’s testimony focused on whether the court has jurisdiction in the case or if they must wait until the law is enacted in 2014. Tuesday's hearing will focus on the individual mandate, which requires that all Americans purchase health insurance, either through their employers or under individual plans, or pay a penalty. Wednesday’s hearing will focus on whether the law can stand if the individual mandate is eliminated. Wednesday will also include arguments over the expansion of Medicaid to subsidize an estimated 17 million more lower income Americans.

Read more at MedPage Today:

Pictured below: AMSA President-Elect Elizabeth Wiley, Health Policy Chair Kristin Huntoon and Education and Advocacy Fellow Colin McCluney.

Facebook Twitter DZone It! Digg It! StumbleUpon Technorati NewsVine Reddit Blinklist Add diigo bookmark

Post a comment!
  1. Formatting options

What is AMSA On Call?

AMSA On Call is the official blog of the American Medical Student Association. Join us as we discuss the hottest issues in health care. 

Save the Date

AMSA Convention 2016 Logo

Current Campaigns

AMSA actively focuses on campaigns throughout the year that align with our organization's aspirations, mission and values.

The New Physician (TNP)

The New Physician MagazineRead AMSA's award-winning magazine & past issues.

Follow Us

Follow us on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter AMSA on YouTube AMSA RSS