Challenging Healthcare Reform in Court

Challenging Healthcare Reform in Court

Is it constitutionally permissible for the federal government to require citizens to buy health insurance?

Is it constitutional for the federal government to require citizens to buy health insurance? More than a dozen attorneys general are challenging the legality of individual mandates, a centerpiece of the new healthcare law. We explore the constitutional issues at play.

Guests

Jeffrey Rosen

Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School; Legal Affairs Editor, The New Republic; Author, "The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America" (Times Books)

David Rivkin

Former Justice Department Offical in the Reagan and Bush Senior administrations; and partner with Baker and Hostetler LLP

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