Reaction to the Supreme Court health care ruling
June 29, 2012
In a 5 to 4 decision issued yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld most of President Obama’s healthcare law, including the controversial individual mandate that requires people to buy insurance or pay a penalty. President Obama declared the ruling a victory for people across the country, while Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney vowed to repeal the law if elected. This hour, we discuss the ruling and what it means for individuals and for health care. We’ll start off with University of Pennsylvania law professor TED RUGER, who will explain the court ruling and how the decision might affect future law. Then EZEKIEL EMANUEL, who worked on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care in the Obama administration, talks about how the decision will affect the healthcare delivery system. And finally, TOM ROSENSTIEL, founder and director of the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, weighs in on the media coverage of the ruling.