Different Systems, Similar Debates Despite different health care systems in Germany and the U.S., similar debates and health policy questions can be identified in both countries. Some common issues are the role of the private insurance market and competition in health care. In the U.S., the 2010 Affordable Care Act reform has… Read more >
Sebastian Beckmann explains the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on health care in the United States.
On June 28, the Supreme Court announced its decision to uphold all of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the controversial requirement for individuals to purchase health insurance or face a tax, which conservative challengers of the law starkly opposed. Although the fate of the law remains unclear –… Read more >
As consumers, insurance companies, and the federal government await the Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), one health insurance provider has stepped up to the plate and promised to maintain some of the law’s consumer protections even if the law is struck down. On June 11,… Read more >
The recent Supreme Court hearings on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – President Obama’s landmark health reform – received widespread attention on both sides of the Atlantic. For most Europeans, it is incomprehensible why this reform became subject to such legal controversies, but as AICGS Resident Fellow Dirk Göpffarth argues, the legal issues are mostly concerned about the relationship of the federal level and the states – a typical conflict in a federal state.