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Analysis: on the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act
MIT political scientist Andrea Campbell, an expert in policies of social insurance, interprets the Supreme Court’s health care decision. Campbell's work was cited in one Justice's opinion.
On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court released its long-awaited decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Obama administration’s signature legislation extending health care in the United States.
As an expert in the politics of social insurance, MIT political scientist Andrea Louise Campbell has been following the case closely, for both professional and personal reasons.
As Campbell wrote in an April op-ed in The New York Times, her then-pregnant sister-in-law was paralyzed in a February automobile accident, requiring intensive medical care; Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg cited Campbell’s op-ed in her opinion on the case. MIT News spoke with Campbell, a supporter of the ACA, about the ruling.
Also see: Health Care Reform,
an illustrated primer by MIT Economist Jon Gruber