The Republican legislation, if enacted, “would have an especially big impact on children of color in our state,’’ Laura Colbert adds. “We already see health disparities in communities of color in…
Blog (December 2010)
By Ben Nanes
With a decision by a federal district court in Virginia today that a key provision of the new health care law is unconstitutional, contradicting two previous rulings from other courts, it appears that the law may well be headed to the Supreme Court, at least eventually. The point of contention is whether or not the government can require people to purchase health insurance. Beginning in 2014, the new law requires people who have not purchased health insurance to pay a tax penalty. It also offers subsidies intended to make insurance affordable for almost everyone.