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Health Care Mandate

Jon Ward

GOP Adviser Reveals Health Care Plan: 'Hope Obamacare Falls On Its Face' | Jon Ward | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– It was a cold day in the nation's capital when I visited Yuval Levin at his downtown office to talk about a subject of mutual interest...

Notre Dame's Mandate Lawsuit Dismissed

National Catholic Register | Posted 03.10.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- A lawsuit filed by the University of Notre Dame to challenge the federal contraception mandate has been rejected as premature due to th...

Ave Maria Ups Health Care Law Contraception Fight | Posted 12.14.2012 | College

Ave Maria University and about 30 other religious institutions across the nation that have filed lawsuits against the Affordable Health Care Act’s c...

Religious Right Opposition to Healthcare Reform Is Deadly

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

With tens of thousands of people dying every year for lack of insurance and medical costs causing a multitude of personal bankruptcy filings, it's no time to play games with our nation's healthcare system.

The Cost of Expanding (and Not Expanding) Medicaid

Bob Semro | Posted 10.03.2012 | Denver
Bob Semro

Insurance coverage both improves and saves lives. We may argue over numbers, but the benefits for people are undeniable. The decision of Colorado, or any other state, cannot and should not be based upon dollars and cents alone.

What the Health Law Really Means for New Yorkers

James R. Knickman | Posted 09.25.2012 | New York
James R. Knickman

We need to do a much better job of helping people understand what the health care law means for them. It's complicated, but we can give some basics, at least. Let me take a stab at answering some of the pressing questions I'm hearing over and over.

Obama Administration Will Waive Mandate For Some

AP | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration says low-income residents in states that decide to opt out of a big Medicaid expansion in the new health care l...

John Roberts' Health Care Switch And Supreme Court Leaks Ignite Media Frenzy

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling to uphold the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care law, the media’s fasci...

Laura Bassett

Republicans Recycle Pro-Choice Language To Slam Obamacare | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

For years, Democrats and progressive women's groups have characterized Republican attempts to limit access to abortion -- such as mandatory ultrasound...

Why Economic Conservatives Should Support the Individual Mandate in Health Care

Regina E. Herzlinger | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business
Regina E. Herzlinger

Although many conservatives are gnashing their teeth about the Supreme Court's upholding the individual mandate, had it not been upheld, their worst nightmares would have occurred.

Why I Celebrate Upholding the Affordable Care Act

Sara Austin | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Sara Austin

You probably didn't wake up this morning biting your fingernails over the Supreme Court's looming decision on the Affordable Care Act. I did.

Conservative Politics Will Again Trump Law in Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Underneath their strained optimism, the Obama administration almost certainly knows that politics, not law, will ram its way into the court's final decision.

Even With Universal Health Care, People Can Slip Through The Cracks

Hunter Stuart | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Hunter Stuart

Even in Massachusetts, a state that passed a health reform law similar to Obamacare in 2006, the health care system isn't nearly good enough. Hunter Stuart tells the story of his childhood friend, who fell through a gaping hole in the safety net.

How We Pay For Health Care Now

Joshua Shulman | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Joshua Shulman

What happens right now to middle-class people who don't want to buy health insurance? Every year some of them get a serious illness, or get hit by a car. Remarkably, these people don't stay at home and die, wishing they had bought health insurance.

Supreme Court Conservatives: Clueless, Callous and Poised for a Power Grab

Kathie McClure | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Kathie McClure

The Court's conservative justices portrayed the ACA's individual mandate as coercing Americans to buy insurance they don't want or need. So who are the victims of the individual mandate? Why must the Supreme Court protect them from this tyrannical law?

Sam Stein

White House Weighs Health Care Without The Individual Mandate | Sam Stein | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Health care reform advocates are growing more confident in the idea that the Affordable Care Act can remain viable even if the Supreme C...

Supreme Court Health Care Ruling Could Mean Life Or Death For Some

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Cancer patient Kathy Watson voted Republican in 2008 and believes the government has no right telling Americans to get health insur...

Yes, The Health-Care Mandate Is About Liberty

Posted 05.06.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View: As they await the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, legal critics of the law say their case is about liberty. If the...

The Long Game for Health Reform

Harvard Kennedy School Democrats | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Harvard Kennedy School Democrats

Even if the Affordable Care Act falls in whole or in part, it will have still been a success for three key reasons.

Is the Healthcare Mandate a Tax?

Jonathan Kolstad | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Kolstad

The Supreme Court's task is to rule based on the legal questions at hand, but we think the economic ones are also important, given the Massachusetts experience.

Broccoli Is a Choice, Health Insurance Is Not

John Conway | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
John Conway

With this system, healthcare remains in private hands, people would retain some choice in their coverage whether it is potato chips or broccoli. Everybody eats and the check is split much more fairly.

The Government Made Me Buy a Catalytic Converter and Pay the Wages of Food Inspectors!

Mike Lawson | Posted 06.03.2012 | Money
Mike Lawson

The federal government forces me to spend money in order to use a product/service to redress a market imperfection. As the result of these mandates, I get safer food, a cleaner environment, and more affordable healthcare.

Mandate Wrinkle Catches Justices' Attention

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The individual insurance requirement that the Supreme Court is reviewing isn't the first federal mandate involving health care. Th...

6 Potential Outcomes For Health Care Case

AP | MARK SHERMAN and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The arguments are done and the case has been submitted, as Chief Justice John Roberts says at the end of every Supreme Court argume...

Janell Ross

She Voluntarily Gave Up Health Insurance | Janell Ross | Posted 03.28.2012 | Money

In 2009 Dorothy Bunce had health insurance. She also had all kinds of health problems: Bunce weighed just under 300 pounds, and her high blood pressur...