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, US Supreme Court, Oct. 23, 1991-present
Blue Key Service Award, University of Georgia Blue Key National Honor Society, 2006
Francis Boyer Award, American Enterprise Institute, 2001
Judge, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1990-1991
Chairman, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1982-1990
Assistant Secretary of Education for the Office of Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 1981-1982
Legislative Assistant, Senator John Danforth (R-MO), 1979-1981
Attorney, Monsanto Company, 1977-1979
Assistant Attorney General, Missouri, 1974-1977
Recipient, Statesmanship Award, Claremont Institute