The Affordable Care Act Decision: Philosophical and Legal Implications

Title

The Affordable Care Act Decision: Philosophical and Legal Implications

Department

Philosophy

Document Type

Book

Files

Description

Interest in NFIB v. Sebelius has been extraordinarily high, from as soon as the legislation was passed, through lower court rulings, the Supreme Court's grant of certiorari, and the decision itself, both for its substantive holdings and the purported behind-the-scene dynamics. Legal blogs exploded with analysis, bioethicists opined on our collective responsibilities, and philosophers tackled concepts like 'coercion' and the activity/inactivity distinction. This volume aims to bring together scholars from disparate fields to analyze various features of the decision. It comprises over twenty essays from a range of academic disciplines, namely law, philosophy, and political science. Essays are divided into five units: context and history, analyzing the opinions, individual liberty, Medicaid, and future implications.

ISBN

978-0415710268

Publication Date

2014

Disciplines

Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Philosophy

Citation for published book

Hall, Mark A, and Fritz Allhoff. The Affordable Care Act Decision: Philosophical and Legal Implications. 2014.