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Interdependence Day: A Proposal Revisited

Frank Islam | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Frank Islam

Like Amazing Grace, Interdependence Day would be a message of hope. It would be a signal that the United States of America is a country that recognizes its communal history and prepared to prove that the best is yet to come by celebrating the "Us in USA."

Here's How Thursday's ACA Decision Affects 6.4 Million People

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.26.2015 | Health News

Millions of Americans who rely on federal subsidies to afford their health insurance breathed a sigh of relief Thursday when the Supreme Court affirme...

Jonathan Cohn

Supreme Court Rejects Obamacare Lawsuit, Preserving Insurance For Millions | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest and possibly the last serious effort to cripple Obamacare through the courts has just failed. On Thursday, for the second ...

Americans Will Know Who to Blame If the Roberts Court Wrecks Our Healthcare System

Paul Gordon | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Paul Gordon

If the Roberts Court chooses to sabotage millions of Americans' access to health care, the consequences will be catastrophic for many everyday people, and possibly fatal to some.


Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

To shut down our government in protest over Obamacare is the triumph of extremism over common sense. We desperately need legislators who know how to compromise -- in order to govern.

How CNN, Fox News Initially Got It Wrong

Posted 07.09.2012 | Media

As the Supreme Court released its ruling on President Obama's landmark Affordable Care Act, media networks scrambled to digest the complicated decisio...

Jason Linkins

Health Care Reform Reshuffles The Presidential Race | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics

Your Speculatroners knew that we'd be leading off our wrap-up of this week in the 2012 campaign with a discussion of the Supreme Court's ruling on hea...

The Taxing Power and the ACA: Cravenness Is Not Unconstitutional

Edward D. Kleinbard | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Edward D. Kleinbard

The Supreme Court held up the individual mandate of the ACA as a constitutionally valid exercise of Congress's taxing power. The "mandate" is not a requirement that you do anything. Stripped of labels, the only "mandate" is to pay your tax bill.

WATCH: Maddow Feels For CNN, Fox News

Posted 07.01.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow spent a good portion of her MSNBC show on Thursday discussing the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the individual mandate clause withi...

PHOTOS: Newspaper Front Pages Lead With Supreme Court Ruling

Posted 06.29.2012 | Media

The Supreme Court ruled to uphold the individual mandate within the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, sending news organizations into a tizzy to report...

Laura Bassett

Obamacare Ruling Is 'Major Victory' For Women | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although the requirement that contraception be covered by employers' health care plans was not an issue addressed by the Supreme Court o...

The Supreme Court Overturns History

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

In this case, Chief Justice Roberts bucked history and his generation's preference for ideological confrontation in order to preserve the institutional reputation of the Supreme Court.

Nancy Pelosi To Ted Kennedy's Widow: 'Now, Teddy Can Rest'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

Millions of Americans have reason to rejoice after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's signature health care law on Thursday. Bu...

Calling on Obama: New Health Positivism

Melinda Gopher | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Melinda Gopher

The truth is: no one likes this law. No one understands it, and the only cheerleaders of the law are the administration -- who are paid to support it. A strike down from the high court presents a clean slate for President Obama.

The Doctor Will (Not) See You Now

Jonathan Bush | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Bush

Should all Americans wake up tomorrow with complete access to health care, we would still be left asking: What exactly have we gained access to?

ObamaCare's Congressional Intent

J. Bradley Jansen | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
J. Bradley Jansen

I expect the court to strike down the individual mandate, given the administration's inability to articulate a limiting principle to sustain it. This begs the question: Will the law be struck down in its entirety? The guide to answering this question is congressional intent.

Why Nurses are Committed to the Fate of the Affordable Care

Dr. L. Toni Lewis | Posted 07.11.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. L. Toni Lewis

The Affordable Care Act is the law that empowers nurses, doctors, and healthcare workers, who actually deliver care, to better manage care so patients have the best possible outcomes. Nurses will no longer be simply reacting to critical care situations.

The Supreme Court: Out of Touch and Out of Line

Nan Aron | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Nan Aron

It's probably too much to ask that the Supreme Court's right wing espouse the same principles from one case to the next. But legal flip-flopping is not the biggest potential problem in the Court's consideration of the Affordable Care Act.

Jennifer Bendery

Mitch McConnell Warns Obama To 'Back Off' Supreme Court Justices | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday that President Barack Obama "crossed a dangerous line" this week with his S...

Sam Stein

Conservative Judge Lashes Out At Obama After Remarks About Judicial Independence | Sam Stein | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The wrangling between the judicial and executive branches over President Barack Obama's health care law grew even more contentious on Tu...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For March 30, 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics

This week the attention that's mainly been lavished on covering the 2012 campaign got reoriented, slightly, in the direction of the steps of the Supre...

Six Things Every Sane Person Should Know About the Healthcare Debate

Gordon Whitman | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Gordon Whitman

Take away the law, and we are stuck for a generation or more with the reality of a healthcare system that each year will cost more, deliver less and exclude more people.

Arthur Delaney

Health Care Reform Beneficiary 'Very Nervous' About Supreme Court | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

Mary Duffy is worried that if the Supreme Court strikes down health care reform, she will lose her health insurance. Duffy, who is 62 and lives in ...

What the Affordable Care Act Really Means for Consumers

DeAnn Friedholm | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
DeAnn Friedholm

If you've been listening to the uproar about the Affordable Care Act, then you're probably scared out of your wits from tales of "death panels" and "government takeover." And you'd have good reason to be concerned -- if those allegations were accurate.

Sam Stein

Supreme Court Clerks Predict Health Care Reform Will Be Upheld | Sam Stein | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The lawyers who know the Supreme Court justices best seem largely certain that they'll uphold the president's health care law following ...