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Physician experts available to discuss Supreme Court’s health reform ruling

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Nearly three months after the Supreme Court’s hearings on the health care reform law (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010), the justices are expected to announce their decision most likely on Thursday, June 28.

The justices agreed to decide four questions:

*Does the Tax Anti-Injunction Act of 1867 prevent the Supreme Court from reviewing and deciding the health care law challenge?

*Is the individual mandate to purchase health insurance constitutional?

*If the individual mandate is unconstitutional, can it be severed from the rest of the law, or must the entire law fall?

*Does the expansion of Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) coverage for the poor and disabled unconstitutionally coerce the states into participating?

You can get the San Diego County physician community’s perspective on the Supreme Court’s health reform ruling and its import for San Diego County’s health care providers and patients.

If you would like to speak with an San Diego County Medical Society physician leader in the community, please contact Kyle Lewis at SDCMS at 858-300-2784 or at KLewis@SDCMS.org.

The SDCMS, the professional association for physicians in San Diego County, was founded in 1870 and currently counts approximately 2,700 practicing physicians within the county as members. SDCMS — “Physicians United for Healthy San Diego” — fights for access to quality healthcare for all San Diegans.

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