Per the excellent live coverage at SCOTUSBlog of the Supreme Court’s decision in the constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act,
The bottom line: the entire ACA is upheld, with the exception that the federal government’s power to terminate states’ Medicaid funds is narrowly read.
The reporters had quick access to physical copies of the opinion, and found the explanation of the Mandate Status in the majority opinion.
“Our precedent demonstrates that Congress had the power to impose the exaction in Section 5000A under the taxing power, and that Section 5000A need not be read to do more than impose a tax. This is sufficient to sustain it. “
Updates, with links to the full opinions, to follow.
Dear Readers: Here’s an email I got today asking me to publicize this poll to my readers. I thought it was interesting, so here it is. I look forward to the results.
Hi Mary Pat,
Here at Software Advice, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about the HITECH Act and how practices can get a piece of the Stimulus pie. This got us thinking about EMR adoption rates. Has the stimulus influenced practices to buy? Or has it just reinvigorated research?
We may get some insight this Friday. Recovery.gov is supposed to post their report on stimulus spending. This will include information on any grants awarded between February 17th (the signing of the bill) and September 30th.
In the meantime, we’d like to know your anecdotes. Are more doctors buying because of Stimulus incentives? Take our survey at: Obama’s EMR/EHR Stimulus of 2009 ”“ Creating Buyers or Tire Kickers? Be sure to come back Friday to see the results!
Thanks again for your help.
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