PLS 347-01

Drug test govt fund recipients?

4th amendment

  • warrant
  • magistrate
  • probable cause

administrative search

  • state interests v. individual’s interests

Cases

  • Verona v. Acton (sports)
  • Potawie Cty. v. Earls (extracurriculars)
    • parens paternae
  • Von Rabb v. DOT

income inequality (1/99%)

US: post-industrial economy

  • move from manufactures to service/info economy
  • automation/robotics
  • STEM education necessary for new econ
  • inequality (race/gender/etc)

Medical costs

  • 16% of GDP (USA)
  • never enough $$
  • all costs distributed throughout society, no matter what (ignore individual costs)

Affordable Care Act

  • expands access
  • means test: poor covered
  • individual & employer mandates
    • challenge in SCOTUS due next summer
    • commerce clause?
  • state healthcare exchanges
  • minimum coverage floor
  • becomes active 2014
  • immediate insurance reforms
    • stay on parental policy until 26
    • no coverage denial for pre-existing conditions
    • no lifetime limits for care
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