Opinion: Advancing Americans’ right to health


Published: 3Jul2012

Professor Colleen Sheppard, director of the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, and Derek J. Jones, a member of the Centre who specializes in health law, signed an op-ed in the June 29, 2012 edition of the Globe and Mail.

« In 2008, when presidential candidate Barack Obama announced his views on health care in a televised debate, he proclaimed that health care “should be a right for every American.”

In a landmark ruling Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly upheld Mr. Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – a law that is expected to extend coverage to the 30 million to 50 million Americans who are currently vulnerable to non-treatment, aggravated health problems and financial devastation if they become ill...»

Read the rest of the article online in the Globe and Mail, or download the PDF.

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