Healthcare and the Bill of Rights
In March of 2010, Congress passed landmark legislation including major reforms to the U.S. health insurance industry and healthcare system. This lesson plan focuses on the healthcare law from multiple constitutional perspectives.
The United States Constitution
Healthcare reform law challenged on religious groundsReligious groups can opt out of compulsory health care
Calorie counts to be required on menus nationwide
Tanning salon owners get ready for new tax
Some may face penalty for shunning health insurance
Battle over Abortion in Health Care Overhaul Moves to StatesHealth care reform also touches tanning beds, restaurant menus
Virginia, 13 other states sue over health-care lawHealth reform faces state suits over insurance mandateHealth mandate tests the reach of government
Do your students understand the concept of Federalism? Help them with the easy-to-use primary source materials in The Bill of Rights and You: Rights and Responsibilities.