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Health Care Supreme Court

Life Support and Taxes

J.D. Kleinke | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
J.D. Kleinke

Making people obtain and maintain health insurance is not the nanny state; it is grow-up time. The nanny state is what we have today, prior to full implementation of Obamacare, and what we have had since the 1986 passage of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act.

After the Supreme Court Ruling: The Reckoning for Health Care Costs

Anup Malani | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics
Anup Malani

Either the country can provide a lot of people a little bit of insurance coverage or provide a few people very generous coverage for treatment. We cannot have widely-available and generous health insurance.

Obama Hammers Romney For Individual Mandate Reversal

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

The Obama campaign sent out a portion of the president's interview with Cincinnati’s NBC affiliate, in which he hammers Mitt Romney for his meanderi...

What Is The Affordable Care Act Doing For You Right Now?

Posted 07.05.2012 | Fifty

By Jeffrey Davis, AARP's senior vice president of media relations The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the majority of the Affordable Care Act ...

Twitter Users Evenly Divided On Obamacare Ruling, Analysis Shows

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

Twitter users were almost evenly divided in how they reacted to Thursday's Supreme Court ruling, an analysis of tweets shows. Of 500 randomly selec...

Christina Wilkie

Smokers And Obese Could Lose Out In Health Care Reform | Christina Wilkie | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business

A little-discussed ramification of Thursday's landmark Supreme Court health care decision is that it could make things harder for the nation's heavies...

Roberts Jokes About 'Impregnable' Fortress

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

FARMINGTON, Pa. — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts joked that he'll spend some time on an "impregnable island fortress" now that th...

Top Dem On GOP: 'Only Health Care Mandate They Can Embrace Are Transvaginal Probes For Women'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) took a heck of a shot at Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) Friday on a conference call organized by the Obama campaign...

States Scramble Following Ruling

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is on the way to its ultimate jury: the families, doctors, business people and state offic...

'The Broccoli Horrible': Ginsburg Shreds Roberts

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

When all the dust settled, the individual mandate is constitutional. But it is nonetheless worth understanding the disagreement about the reach of the Commerce Clause.

Dan Froomkin

Losing The Broccoli Battle, Winning The War | Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, but not before rejecting the government's main argument -- that it...

Michael McAuliff

Health Care Ruling Sets Capitol Hill Spinning | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Both parties scrambled to seize what advantage they could after Thursday's Supreme Court decision upholding the health care law, with Re...

Luke Johnson

John Roberts Outrages Conservatives In Health Care Ruling | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

In his majority 5-4 opinion on Thursday, Chief Justice John Roberts upheld the constitutionality of the signature domestic policy achievement of Presi...

Howard Fineman

Democrats: No 'Spiking The Ball,' Please | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, House Speaker John Boehner cautioned his Republican colleagues against “spiking the ball” in celebration of the U.S. Supr...

Hooray for Health Care Reform! Now About That Election...

Richard Kirsch | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

President Obama and Democrats must embrace Obamacare as part of the story they are telling voters about the economy. They cannot continue to be silent in the face of the relentless attack that will only accelerate.

Ryan Grim

Excerpts Of The Dismissive Dissent From Four GOP Justices | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney, reacting to the Supreme Court's health care ruling Thursday, said, "I agree with the dissent." The dissent tosses out t...

Thank God for the Wisdom of the Supreme Court

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 08.28.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

The American people no longer need to fear that every one of us could lose our health insurance at any time. They have been given hope. And for this I say again: Thank God.

SCOTUS Health Care Decision Prompts Religious Twitter Reaction

Posted 06.28.2012 | Religion

Religious leaders and pundits reacted swiftly to the Supreme Court's ruling on the America's Affordable Health Choices Act or 'Obamacare.' ...

Gene Demby

Civil Rights Groups Anxiously Awaiting Health Care Ruling | Gene Demby | Posted 06.28.2012 | Black Voices

UPDATE: The Supreme Court voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Follow HuffPost's live coverage and analysis here. Valerie Jarrett, the White Ho...

Is Everything Under Control?

Bill Schneider | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Barack Obama is facing the most dangerous period of his presidency. The danger is that he will not appear to be in control of events. If that perception takes hold, voters will conclude that the president is not up to the job. And they will abandon him.

What Happens After The Supreme Court Rules On Health Care?

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and MARK SHERMAN | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Saving its biggest case for last, the Supreme Court is expected to announce its verdict Thursday on President Barack Obama's health...

Mark Blumenthal

Obamacare Ruling: How Will The Public React? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two new polls show that when the U.S. Supreme Court hands down its much-anticipated ruling on President Barack Obama's signature health ...

Jeffrey Young

The Health Care System Is Failing The Sick And The Supreme Court Could Make It Worse | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

Sarah Lewis is fed up with American health care: "I've completely removed myself from the system," she said. "I don't want to be a patient anymore." ...

Scott Makes Health Care Vow

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Florida's Republican governor – one of the staunchest opponents of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul – says his ...

Health Care Endgame: Activate the Public Option

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

President Obama's vision of universal health care will not die -- that much is assured. If it is wounded by judicial activism, it still has a chance to rise again, stronger and more pertinent, with a public option included.