The Supreme Court will probably decide on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the end of June. The big question on the table is, can the federal government mandate people to buy health insurance? Law professor Eric Segall of Georgia State University and Associate Professor of Pediatrics Aaron E. Carroll of Indiana University believe they can — and they lay out the reasons why.
Shuka Kalantari is a health and culture reporter living in the Bay Area. She is Outreach Coordinator for KQED Public Radio's Health Dialogues, where she works with under-served communities throughout California, and does reporting for the web and radio. She is also a producer for KPFA Pacifica Radio's Voices of the Middle East and North Africa (VOMENA).Shuka's focus is in health disparities and health policy, with a particular emphasis on Middle Eastern, North African, & Latino communities. A Philosophy & Spanish Studies graduate from UC Santa Cruz, Kalantari received a Masters degree in Multimedia Health and Medicine Reporting from The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism in 2007, and is the proud recipient of the 2009 California Health Journalism Fellowship and the 2010 AHCJ Ethnic Media Fellowship.