Posts Tagged ‘health-care law’

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    Health Care and Commerce

    Mar 20, 12 • 119 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic History, Government, Households, Macroeconomic Measurement, Regulation, UncategorizedNo Comments

    How to define commerce? In 1824, the U.S. Supreme Court was asked to decide if New York State could give a monopoly to a steamboat operator. In his decision, Chief Justice John Marshall rejected the narrow “buying and selling” definition of...

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    The Supreme Court and the Health-Care Law

    Nov 16, 11 • 113 Views • Businesses, Economic Debates, Economic History, Government, Households, Labor, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    How to understand what the Supreme Court will look at when they decide whether parts of the health-care act are constitutional? In an excellent interactive graphic, the Washington Post identifies the issues that Supreme Court will consider: Individual...