What are the implications of the Affordable Care Act on the Constitution?

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), most citizens will be required to obtain health insurance by 2014. Failure to comply will result in a financial penalty assessed through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Focus your discussion on the following:

  • Explain whether the individual mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act violates human rights.
  • What are the implications of the Affordable Care Act on the Constitution?

Be sure to include 2–3 scholarly resources to support your discussion.

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