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JURIST Publishes Health Care Reform Update


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JURIST Publishes Health Care Reform Update

Pittsburgh, PA - November 17, 2011 - has updated and enhanced its feature coverage of health care reform in the US. Coverage now includes reports on the US Supreme Court's recent grant of certiorari in three separate cases challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the passage in Ohio of a constitutional amendment prohibiting a health insurance coverage mandate. For full coverage, please visit

"The ongoing debate about health care reform, and much of the information available framing the debate, continues to be politically charged and oftentimes confusing," said Matthew Shames, JURIST's Executive Director. "JURIST's Health Care Reform Feature not only provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the PPACA, but also expert commentary on the legal issues involved and links to original source documents. Our coverage encourages people to move beyond the rhetoric and gain a better understanding of the core legal concepts at play in this debate. In this manner, the presentation of our Health Care Reform Feature continues to further our goal of documenting law to empower people."

JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation housed at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Commonly referred to simply as JURIST (, it publishes Web-based legal news and commentary produced by over 50 part-time law student writers, editors and Web developers, supervised by professional and law faculty staff. Reflecting its academic roots, JURIST presents legal news in a factual, objective manner, focusing on legal issues with significant jurisprudential, social and political implications. JURIST reports emphasize and routinely link to the primary source materials - judicial decisions, legislation, testimony, and reports - behind the news. JURIST is produced as a public service for the continuing legal education of its readers and law student staffers.

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