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Health Care Case Before Supreme Court Showcases Faculty Expertise

April 18, 2012

When the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments at the epicenter of the debate over the Affordable Care Act, Professor Robert Field, an expert on health care reform, was in the courtroom to cover a pivotal day of arguments on March 27, on behalf of the Inquirer. His article summarizing the first day of arguments can be found here.

In addition, keep track on his other comments in the media on this topic, including:



In a comprehensive article on the site discussing the issues in the case, Field discussed whether the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act was necessary to regulate interstate commerce. 

4/5/12 Philadelphia Inquirer
Field wrote an op-ed piece on the case discussing whether striking down the health care law now would actually promote more intrusive federal government intervention in health care in the future. Read here.

3/30/12 U.S. News
Field discussed the individual mandate component of the Affordable Care Act in U.S. News. Read here.

3/28/12 Voice of Russia Radio
Field pariticipated in a live radio interview on Voice of Russia Radio.

3/27/12 WHYY's Newsworks
Field discussed the admistrative uncertainties that would result if the Court strikes down the health care law when it issues a decision this summer. Listen here.

3/26/12 Hearst Newspaper Article, Picked Up in San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle and others
In an interview published by Hearst Newspapers, Field said the key question the court will decide is whether the mandate is necessary to regulate interstate commerce.

3/26/12 Oregon Public Radio
Field previewed the case as a guest on Oregon Public Radio's Think Out Loud program on March 26.

3/25/12 NBC10 @ Issue
Field also discussed the case on @ Issue, NBC10’s Sunday morning news program, appearing on two separate segments. View them here and here.

3/20/12, Minnesota Public Radio
Field was quoted in a story about the upcoming Supreme Court healthcare case.

3/20/12, American Bar Association magazine, Preview
Field was quoted in a story about the case.

Professor Lisa McElroy has also been in the media discussing the debate over the Supreme Court policy banning television cameras from the courtroom. On March 26, the Huffington Post published a column co-written by McElroy concerning the “tiny fraction” of Americans who will be able to observe the arguments, in light of the court’s stance. The popular blog has published numerous columns by McElroy.

In addition, McElroy appeared in numerous venues to discuss the ban on cameras in the Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act case in general:

3/27/12 The New York Times
The New York Times published McElroy's letter to the editor regarding cameras in the courtroom.

3/26/12 Southern California Public Radio
McElroy joined John Eastman, Professor of Law & Community Service at Chapman University School of Law and David Cole, Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, to discuss the first day of arguments on Southern California Public Radio (SCPR). Listen here.

McElroy was featured in another segment on SCPR. Listen here.

3/23/12 Oregon Public Radio
Professor Lisa McElroy also discussed the case - among others - as a guest on the radio program on March 23.