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Affordable Care Act and the Supreme Court decision on ‘Sound Medicine’


“Sound Medicine,” also available via podcast and Stitcher Radio for mobile phones and iPads, covers controversial ethics topics, breakthrough research studies and the day-to-day application of recent advancements in medicine.

What does the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act mean to you? ‘Sound Medicine’ host Barbara Lewis will interview policy and legal experts for their interpretation of what the Supreme Court’s June 28 ruling means to the new health care law.

In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court revealed its decision to uphold the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including the controversial individual mandate clause. Guests Aaron Carroll, M.D., M.S., associate professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and associate director for the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research at IU; Gregory Pemberton, J.D., attorney and partner at Ice Miller LLP; and Beth Meyerson, Ph.D., M.Div., assistant professor of health policy and management in the IU School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation join moderator and host Barbara Lewis to discuss the repercussions of the monumental decision and the future direction of the nation’s health care system. 

Jeremy Shere will share a “Did You Know” moment on the history of health care reform.

“Sound Medicine,” co-produced by the IU School of Medicine and WFYI Public Radio (90.1 FM) and underwritten in part by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, is aired on the following Indiana public radio stations: WBSB (Anderson, 89.5 FM), WFIU (Bloomington, 103.7 FM; Columbus, 100.7 FM; Kokomo, 106.1 FM; Terre Haute, 95.1 FM), WNDY (Crawfordsville, 91.3 FM), WVPE (Elkhart/South Bend, 88.1 FM), WNIN (Evansville, 88.3 FM), WBOI (Fort Wayne, 89.1 FM), WFCI (Franklin, 89.5 FM), WBSH (Hagerstown/New Castle, 91.1 FM), WFYI (Indianapolis), WBSW (Marion, 90.9 FM), WBST (Muncie, 92.1 FM), WBSJ (Portland, 91.7 FM), WLPR (Lake County, 89.1 FM) and WBAA (West Lafayette, 101.3 FM).

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