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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Unraveled: Obamacare, Religious Liberty, and Executive Power

ISBN13: 9781107169012
Published: November 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £19.99

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Six years after its enactment, Obamacare remains one of the most controversial, divisive, and enduring political issues in America.

In this much-anticipated follow-up to his critically acclaimed Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare (2013), Professor Blackman argues that, to implement the law, President Obama has broken promises about cancelled insurance policies, exceeded the traditional bounds of executive power, and infringed on religious liberty. At the same time, conservative opponents have stopped at nothing to unravel Obamacare, including a three-week government shutdown, four Supreme Court cases, and fifty repeal votes.

This legal thriller provides the definitive account of the battle to stop Obamacare from being 'woven into the fabric of America'. Unraveled is essential reading to understand the future of the Affordable Care Act in America's gridlocked government in 2016, and beyond.

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Part I. The Promise of Obamacare:
1. 'If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance'
2. Federal and state exchanges
3. Life and religious liberty

Part II. Conscience and Contraception:
4. The contraception mandate
5. Election slowdown
6. Faith in the courts

Part III. Shutdown:
7. Exchanges 'established by the state'
8. Tea party summer
9. 'Train wreck'
10. Filibuster

Part IV. Obamacare Unravels:
11. Lights out
12. Canceled
13. Government by blog post
14. Crashing into the deadline

Part V. Religious Liberty:
15. New year's resolution
16. Substantial burden
17. 'Glitch'
18. Between two ferms
19. Corporate prayer
20. Notorious RBG

Part VI. Nuclear Fallout:
21. Circuit split
22. Dueling petitions
23. 'Sue so me'

Part VII. Subsidizing Obamacare:
24. #GruberGate
25. King v. Burwell
26. Gridlock
27. 'Unravel what's now been woven into the fabric of America'
28. 'Improve health care markets, not destroy them'

Part VIII. The Nuns:
29. Make health care great again
30. Short-handed court
31. 'Hijacked'
32. 'Accommodation'