Challenges to the Health Care Law
Last night Senate Democrats defeated an attempt by Republicans to repeal President Obama’s health care legislation. The vote went strictly along party lines, though both parties joined forces to repeal an unpopular tax provision on small businesses. In January, House Republicans voted to repeal the act. Earlier this week, a federal judge in Florida ruled the law void, bolstering those trying to overturn it. It’s the fourth suit to have been decided. Two ruled part or all of it unconstitutional while the other two upheld it. Twenty more cases are pending. We'll discuss what this means for the future of health care reform.
senior correspondent with Kaiser Health News. She's most recently served as associate editor for CQ HealthBeat, a daily report on health care policy. She has also served as Capitol Hill Bureau Chief for CQ.
health policy correspondent for NPR, author of "Health Care Policy and Politics A-Z," and contributing editor for National Journal Daily.
professor of law at the George Washington University and legal affairs editor of "The New Republic." He's the author of "The Supreme Court," "The Most Democratic Branch," "The Naked Crowd," and "The Unwanted Gaze."