Discussion on the Affordable Care Act Court Ruling

Discussion on the Affordable Care Act Court Ruling

John DiPippa

1.23.2019

John DiPippa

John DiPippa is a constitutional law scholar who served as a William J. Clinton Distinguished Lecturer at the Clinton School. In March 2009, he was named the eight dean of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law and holds an appointment at the Clinton School as a distinguished professor of law and public policy. He is also a co-coordinator for the Ethical and Legal Dimensions of Public Service class at the Clinton School.

In December 2018, a federal judge in Texas said that the Affordable Care Act's individual coverage mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law therefore cannot stand. The ruling throws into doubt the future of health coverage for millions of Americans, and sets up another cliffhanger in which the fate of the law will likely once again lie with the Supreme Court.

John DiPippa is a constitutional law scholar who served as a William J. Clinton Distinguished Lecturer at the Clinton School and Dean Emeritus at the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. He is an Inaugural Professor of Public Service at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service and teaches two core courses: The Foundations of Public Service and The Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Public Service.