Title

Health Care Reform Act is Constitutional and Necessary

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

It has been nearly a year since President Obama signed into law the most important piece of civil and social rights legislation since the 1960s. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act not only offers responsible solutions to our impending national health care crisis, it also protects the right to adequate health care for our most physically, financially and politically vulnerable citizens. But just as some obstructionists challenged the constitutionality of the Civil Rights Act in the 1960s, there are those today who hope they can get the courts to revisit an argument that they lost in the political branches.

Publication Citation

The Des Moines Register, Mar. 23, 2011.