And, yes -- this time around -- we can make Mitt Romney and the Republicans pay the political price they deserve to pay for promising to take away vitally important and popular health care benefits from the American people. Wishful thinking? Hardly.
Americans can no longer trust that the Supreme Court will use the Founding Fathers' Constitutional thoughtfulness as a check on legislation put forth by the other two branches.
As the day draws closer to the Supreme Court announcement regarding the Affordable Care Act, the speculation over what it will be and what the reactions of the various stakeholders will be grows more intense.
Metaphor is central to law, as Citizens United showed by making the metaphor Corporations Are Persons into a law. This week's likely judgment was prefigured in the 2008 Republican presidential race when Rudolph Giuliani likened health care to a flat screen TV.
We will soon find out whether the Justices apply the rules of the Constitution or make up their own rules.
Ross watched Amy learn to walk again, and re-learn how to do the most basic activities of a normal life. Throughout this ordeal, there was one thing Ross didn't have to worry about: their health insurance coverage running out.
Instead of trying to dress up our broken private insurance-based system, or resuscitating elements of a convoluted plan the court may overturn, it's time to try something different.
Dear Chief Justice Roberts, aka, Umpire in Chief: Let the elected Congress play the game. Precedent holds that Congress has acted within its power; changes should come from Congress revising or keeping a law, not a court creating new rules.
Nearly 16 million health insurance consumers will get rebates totaling an estimated $1.3 billion beginning Aug. 1 because Obamacare limits the profits that insurance companies can make off of illness, injury and pain. This is what Republicans are trying to take away from health insurance consumers.
During three days of hearings last month, the notion that the Supreme Court would invalidate the federal health care law went from being a right wing fantasy to a possible, even likely, outcome based on the questions and comments of the Republican justices.
I get that skin-in-the-game is a critically important component of market economics. I just can't accept that health care is a normal good to which this standard ought to be fully applied.
Two years ago, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. The president's health care law gives hard working, middle-class families security, makes Medicare stronger, and puts more money back in seniors' pockets.
While it's comforting to just blame the GOP for the unhappiness with health reform threatening the president's re-election, the truth is that Barack O...
Bill Frist is the former U.S. Senate Republican Majority Leader from Tennessee. During the heat of the health care reform debate, he sang the praises of President Obama's health care reform. His stance raises the question, "Why?"
April is National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about the well-documented health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities, as well as highlight how the Affordable Care Act is reducing those disparities.