Friday, January 27, 2012

Americans Expect Supreme Court to Overturn Insurance Mandate

Most Americans expect the Supreme Court to rule that the insurance mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released yesterday. The telephone survey of 1,206 randomly selected Americans found that 55 percent believe the insurance mandate—which requires individuals to buy health insurance or pay a fine—will be overturned by the Court, which is expected to hear challenges to the law this summer. Interestingly, most Americans (59 percent) also said they think that the Supreme Court justices' personal ideological views will sway their decision. Poll results are posted here.

For extensive coverage of issues related to the insurance mandate, see Psychiatric News here. And to learn more about the health reform law, see a primer for psychiatrists published last year by American Psychiatric Publishing here.

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