In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act, a decision that has many implications for the future of healthcare. We’ve put together a quick round-up of resources to help break down the ruling and what it means to different people.
Supreme Court score card »
A PDF that summarizes the views and votes of each Supreme Court justice, along with an explanation of the results.
Supreme Court Upholds Individual Mandate »
Disruptive Women’s coverage directly following the ruling.
Round-Up: Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act »
Some articles and resources from various sources that we found helpful.
ACA Decision: Notable and Quotable »
Interesting quotes from the reaction statements of some top Congressmen and Senators, with links to the full statements.
In March, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The following questions were considered: (1) the Tax Anti-Injunction Act (2) the Minimum Coverage Provision (3) the Severability issue (4) the Federalism and Medicaid question.
- For more, see our recap of the oral arguments.
- See our timeline on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Also in PDF).
- See also our Supreme Court Justice Biographies (Also in PDF).
- The audio recordings and transcripts of the oral arguments are available on the Supreme Court website.
About The Affordable Care Act
- In the Kaiser Family Foundation series, “Notes on Health Insurance and Reform,” The Individual Mandate: How Sweeping? explains the ACA’s Minimum Coverage Provision, and provides analysis of just how broad the scope of this controversial “mandate” would be — Read the Post
More from Disruptive Women on the Affordable Care Act
- The Overlooked Mandate Issue
- Weekly Round up: March 30th
- One Account of the ACA Rallies at SCOTUS
- SCOTUS – Day Three of Oral Arguments
- SCOTUS ACA Oral Arguments: Day 2
- SCOTUS ACA Oral Arguments: Day One
- Happy Birthday Madam ACA!
- A Technological Answer to Healthcare Cost, Workforce Issues
- The Supremes Take Center Court During March Madness 2012
- Another Perspective
- Bad Language: Words One Patient Won’t Use (and Hopes You Won’t Either)
- More Than a Spreadsheet
- Implementing Health Reform: Playing the Waiting Game
- Names Matter
- The Patient Centered Medical Home Model: A Way to Cost-Effectively Improve Quality of Care
- Taking the Long View: Story Ideas After the Supreme Court’s Health Reform Decision – Alliance for Health Reform