New England Journal of Medicine
Volume 363, Issue 20
Legal; Health Reform
The fundamental goal of the ACA is no less than the preservation of the U.S. health care system. In a country that depends on health insurance to finance care, preservation cannot happen without a comprehensive regulatory scheme that reaches from coast to coast and sets the minimum rules of market entry and operation for health insurers. The glide path to this new system is long and complex, but the law's end point is clear and visionary, and its constitutionality--at least in this first round--is incontrovertible.
Rosenbaum, S.J. (2010). A "broader regulatory scheme"-- The constitutionality of health care reform. New England Journal of Medicine, 363(20), 1881-1883.