Is the Obama Health Care Reform Constitutional?
Thursday, March 24, Noon to 1:30pm
Ames Courtroom at Harvard Law School
America’s most significant health care reform initiative in over 50 years, and the centerpiece of President Obama’s domestic policy agenda, is currently being challenged in federal courts across the country. Thus far, two district courts have pronounced the measure (at least in part) unconstitutional focusing on its individual mandate, while two courts have upheld the measure. Appeals are pending before the Circuit courts, and with more litigation on the way the question may soon end up before the U.S. Supreme Court. Is the reform constitutional? How is the Supreme Court likely to rule? This panel, involving the nation’s leading constitutional law scholars, will address these issues. Co-sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics and the Harvard Law School Federalist Society. Free pizza from “Otto’s” available while it lasts.