Requiring individuals to obtain health insurance [electronic resource] : a constitutional analysis
- Staman, Jennifer
- Washington, DC : Congressional Research Service, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- Electronic text (42 pages) : PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Brougher, Cynthia M., Liu, Edward C., Lunder, Erika K., Thomas, Kenneth R., Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service, and Federation of American Scientists
- This Congressional Research Service (CRS) report, prepared for Congress and made available online by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), discusses Congress' enacting a "minimum coverage provision" as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. "Congress has never compelled individuals to buy health insurance, and there has been significant controversy and debate over whether the requirement is within the scope of Congress's legislative powers ... This report analyzes certain constitutional issues raised by requiring individuals to purchase health insurance under Congress's authority under its taxing power or its power to regulate interstate commerce. It also addresses whether the exceptions to the minimum coverage provision to purchase health insurance satisfy First Amendment freedom of religion protections. Finally, this report discusses some of the more publicized legal challenges to ACA, as well additional issues that are currently before the Court." -- Summary.
- Technical Details:
- Remote access through the Internet.
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