Professor Timothy S. Jost blogged this morning on the popular health policy blog, Health Affairs, about Judge George Steeh, in the Eastern District of Michigan, upholding the minimum coverage part of the health care reform bill. Professor Jost’s comments were later picked up and quoted by the Wall Street Journal.
Professor Jost expressed his support and agreement with the ruling, stating that it was based on “clear, long-standing precedents.” Opponents to the law argued that the minimum coverage section was outside the Commerce clause authority of Congress and therefore unconstitutional. Prof. Jost praised Judge Steeh’s solid rationale and reasoning as he dismissed opponents to the reform and upheld its constitutionality.
Congratulations to Professor Jost for continuing to be a leader in Health Care Law and staying on the cusp of increasingly relevant policy issues.