Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
"The Act before us here exceeds federal power both in mandating the purchase of health insurance and in denying nonconsenting States all Medicaid funding. These parts of the Act are central to its design and operation, and all the Act’s other provisions would not have beenenacted without them. In our view it must follow that the entire statute is inoperative."
Dissenting opinion in US Supreme Court Ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, June 28, 2012
Experts Individuals with MDs, DOs, PhDs, JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to health care; top-level federal government officials significantly involved in health care and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court, Feb. 18, 1988-present
Member: American Bar Association, Sacramento County Bar Association, and State Bar of California
Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1975-1988
Member, Federal Judicial Center, 1987-1988
Professor, Constitutional Law, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, 1965-1988
Member, Committee on Pacific Territories from, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1979–1990
Member, Advisory Panel on Financial Disclosure Reports and Judicial Activities, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1979-1987
Partner, Evans, Jackson & Kennedy (law firm), 1967-75
Private law practice (Sacramento, CA), 1963-1967
Admitted to California bar, 1962
Associate, Thelen, Marrin, John & Bridges (law firm), 1961-63