By Carrie Winans. Everyone loves an excuse for a party! In honor of this special day in health policy history – the two year anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act — and the approaching Supreme Court (SCOTUS) battle, don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate while watching the coverage unfold. After all, the State of the Union comes once a year, and election night comes once every four (… unless you count the Republican primary), but the SCOTUS health law showdown will never happen again (we can only hope). Popular party games like “stack all 136 amicus briefs” for the Affordable Care Act will be sure to take center stage as you create the two-foot-tall mountain of paper in your living room.
Joking aside, next week will be monumental in deciding the future of health care coverage within the United States. Here are some of the best articles surrounding these two interwoven events:
Reuters, source of the quirky fact about the amicus briefs above, provides this write-up, chock full of statistics and clever points about the Affordable Care Act litigation efforts so far.
As the Supreme Court prepares to orally debate the nation’s health care, Politico reminds us of four inconvenient truths about the health law that we may have to finally face in the coming days.
However, some of the truths are much more pleasant than those highlighted by Politico. In a Nancy Keenan opinion piece for the Huffington Post, true stories from people around America highlight the positive (yes, you read that correctly, positive!) effects of the Affordable Care Act.
Desperately wanting a FAQ page about the potential Supreme Court outcomes? Here’s one created by Bloomberg Business week.
Like every good festivity, there are always pictures and stories to tell after the event has been said and done. Please continue to check back on the latest from SCOTUS!