The ABC's of the Healthcare Law and Its Future

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After the contentious arguments before the Supreme Court last week, the future of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is far from certain. The legislation is enormously complex, with thousands of pages of provisions, but at its center is a controversial requirement that all Americans purchase . The justices will decide whether the so-called individual mandate is constitutional, and if not, whether the entire law must be overturned.

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We spoke to Jonathan Oberlander, author of “The Political Life of ” and a professor of social medicine and health policy and management at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, about the law and its future. This conversation has been condensed and edited for space.

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Source: The New York TImes