Supreme Court upholds Affordable Healthcare Act

Read the actual Supreme Court's Decision

Open Health News staff will provide an analysis of the Supreme Court decision from an open health perspective after carefully reviewing the decision. Stay tuned to this news post for updates. In the meantime here is a good overview of the decision from a Health IT perspective. Also, check out the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) iHealthBeat web site.

On the healthcare side, Physicians for a National Health Program point out in a statement that the law "is not a remedy to our health care crisis." PNHP states:

"Although the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the unfortunate reality is that the law, despite its modest benefits, is not a remedy to our health care crisis: (1) it will not achieve universal coverage, as it leaves at least 26 million uninsured, (2) it will not make health care affordable to Americans with insurance, because of high co-pays and gaps in coverage that leave patients vulnerable to financial ruin in the event of serious illness, and (3) it will not control costs."