Sane News : Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Act, Individual Mandate
A Smart + Strong Site
Subscribe to:
• Sane magazine
Sane E-newsletter
(BETA SITE)
Healthy Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:

Back to home » Sane News » June 2012

Most Popular Lessons

What is Mental Illness?

Warning Signs and Symptoms

How the Mind Works

Depression Medication Side Effects

What About Psychotherapy for Depression?

Bipolar Disorder


More News
Click here for more news
Have news about mental health? Contact us with press releases, news tips and other announcements.


emailprint

June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Act, Individual Mandate

The individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday morning, the Washington Post reports. The mandate to purchase insurance or pay a penalty was the linchpin of President Obama’s health care reform, which is expected to extend medical coverage to more than 30 million citizens who lack health insurance. The Supreme Court ruled the mandate is allowed under Congress’s taxing authority. The mandate will help ensure other elements of the ACA, such as allowing young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26 and not permitting insurers to deny benefits to children with preexisting conditions. While the court ruled that the ACA could expand Medicaid benefits and broaden the program’s minimum eligibility requirements, it struck down the provision allowing the government to withdraw existing Medicaid funding to states that failed to comply with that expansion; this may render the Medicaid extension toothless in practice. Most provisions of the ACA don’t take effect until 2014.

To read the Post article, click here.

Search: Affordable Care Act, health care, Supreme Court, Medicaid, insurance, Barack Obama, ACA, Obamacare


Scroll down to comment on this story.



Name:

(will display; 2-50 characters)

Email:

(will NOT display)

City:

(will display; optional)

Comment (500 characters left):

(Note: The Sane team reviews all comments before they are posted. Please do not include either ":" or "@" in your comment. The opinions expressed by people providing comments are theirs alone. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Smart + Strong, which is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by people providing comments.)

Comments require captcha.
Please enter this number for verification:

| Posting Rules



Show comments (0 total)


[Go to top]

Quick Links
All About Mental Health
What is Mental Illness?
Newly Diagnosed?
Anxiety
Bipolar Disorder
Depression
Finding Care & Treatment
Telling Friends & Family
Fighting Stigma/Shame
Helping a Loved One
Forums
Blogs
Sane on Facebook
Bookstore

Join Us:
TALK TO US
Tell us what you think
Poll
Have you ever not had health insurance?
Yes
No
Not sure


Survey
Healthy Mind
© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.