August 12, 2011

Court Tosses Key Parts of Health-Care Reform Bill

"A federal appeals court in Atlanta has ruled key parts of the sweeping health care reform bill passed last year to be unconstitutional."

The Atlanta court decision contradicts other jurisdictions, and it sets the stage for a fight with the Obama administration.

I never understood why we didn't solve the coverage problem for the poor and uninsured by expanding Medicare's enrollment eligibility while cracking down hard on Medicare fraud (which is mind-bogglingly immense). That path may yet be in our future.

Next stop for the current reform law, though, is the US Supreme Court. Its decision could make for some interesting election-year fireworks.