The Constitution and Healthcare Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation July 6 2017 The debate on health care reform raises numerous complex matters comprising those of cost quality of health care accountability coverage and accessibility. Behind these policy concerns are matters regarding the health care status as a legal or constitutional right (Swendiman 2012). This paper evaluates legal and constitutional matters concerning a health care right in addition to the Congress authority to implement and finance health care plans. Individual Mandate Every American come 2014 apart from the few absolved by the law would be needed to have state-sanctioned health insurance - either via a government plan privately new federal tax credits system to aid individuals acquire health cover whereas issuing states the capability to cut down on the numerous benefits that the Affordable Care Act offers (Pear & Kaplan 2017) such as mental health treatment maternity care and emergency services. References Swendiman K. S. (2012 July 9). Health Care: Constitutional rights and legislative powers. Congressional Research Service. Retrieved 6 July 2017 from https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R40846.pdfLongley R. (2015 December 2). Is Health Care reform constitutional? ThoughtCo. Retrieved 6 July 2017 from https://www.thoughtco.com/is-health-care-reform-constitutional-3321866Pear R. & Kaplan T. (2017 June 22). Senate Health Care Bill includes deep cuts to Medicaid. The New York Times. Retrieved 6 July 2017 from https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/22/us/politics/senate-health-care-bill.html [...]
Political Science Which provisions in the Constitution give the federal government power to create, regulate, and mandate healthcare policies and according to whom? **Provide a news article or a congressional bill from the last four weeks to illustrate government actions in the policy area.