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Supreme Court Weighing Obamacare Birth Control Coverage

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration and its opponents are renewing the Supreme Court battle over President Barack Obama's health care law in ...

The Return of the Nullifiers

Josh Horwitz | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

In this era of polarized politics, it is not surprising that some on the right are up in arms about the Supreme Court's recent decision on health care. And I do mean -- literally -- up in arms. But the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land. It was enacted by duly constituted authority. It was passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate. It was signed by President Barack Obama. It was upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court. There is only one place for frustrated citizens to pass judgment on the wisdom of the law; at the ballot box in November. Calls for nullification, as the Court noted in Cooper v. Aaron, render our Constitution a "solemn mockery." Such calls also embolden the actions of others who will throw the bricks, sticks, and rocks; issue the threats; and brandish the guns.

Palin Is Right: House Death Panel Vote "Is Downright Evil" -- People Would Die!

Andy Stern | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Andy Stern

This week, the Death Panel has finally raised its deadly head, not in HHS or the Obama Administration, but in the Republican-led US House of Representatives.

11 Ways to Profit From Health Care Reform

Gene Marks | Posted 09.05.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

While so many businesses are figuring out how this change in health insurance law will affect them, many others are doing what Americans do best: figuring out how to profit. Because that's what smart entrepreneurs do.

Ten Fun Facts (and Morals) About the Affordable Care Act and the Supreme Court.

Eric Segall | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Eric Segall

The Court upheld the individual mandate as a tax even though both Congress, and the president, repeatedly said that the mandate unequivocally was not a tax. Moral: Both our elected officials and our unelected Justices can obviously be counted on to tell the truth.

Surprise Health Care Decision Forces Rethink About Roberts' Court

Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics

By MARK SHERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Chief Justice John Roberts could have taken down the entire, massive health care law that his f...

Why President Obama's Health Care Law Is a Big Win for the Disabled Community

Carla Lohr | Posted 08.29.2012 | Impact
Carla Lohr

Obamacare may not be perfect. Nothing will be the 'be all and end all' for everyone, but for the disabled community, it finally puts us in a position where we have a fighting chance at a decent life -- one where we can find employment and say goodbye to government assistance.

The Good Shall Triumph in the End: Lessons From Health Reform and Contempt Charges

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Those who voted to hold AG Holder in contempt and conduct this ridiculous circus should take heed from Thursday's earlier lesson: justice will prevail. Even though it may have taken some time, and unyielding effort and patience, health care reform is now a reality. Progress is a reality.

Will the Supreme Court Eat My Health Care, Too?

Andy Stern | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Andy Stern

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.

Obama Awaits Supreme Court Health Care Verdict Like Everyone Else

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will learn how the Supreme Court rules on his flagship healthcare law from watching the ...

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...

Michael McAuliff

Dem Says Contingencies Are Set For Health Care Ruling | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Senate Health Committee says he is ready to go with contingency legislation if the Supreme Court throws out any or a...

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.

Health Care Law Reveals Surprising Result

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics

(Corrects description of individual mandate in 5th paragraph) * Big majorities favor healthcare provisions * Supreme Cou...

Boehner To House GOP: No Gloating

AP | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner is telling rank and file Republicans not to gloat if the Supreme Court rules the health care law unconstituti...

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.

White House Reveals Tenacious Health Care Reform Plans

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Covering all the bases ahead of a momentous Supreme Court ruling, the Obama administration plans to move ahead with major parts of ...

Obamacare Foes Already Preparing For Next Rounds Of Fight

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

June 18(Reuters) - Even before the U.S. Supreme Court hands down a landmark ruling on President Barack Obama's healthcare law - something expected b...

Health Care Costs Easing Up, For Now

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is it too good to be true? Health care spending has eased up recently, bringing a welcome respite for government an...

GOP Rep. On Health Care Law: 'Repeal Anything That Is Left Standing' After SCOTUS Decision

AP | By DAVID ESPO | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans intend to seek quick repeal of any parts of the health care law that survive a widely anticipated Supreme Cour...

Pelosi Makes Bold Prediction

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi predicted the Supreme Court will uphold the constitutionality of the health care law by a 6-3 vote....

Waiting for Godot -- Supreme Court Style

Linda Bergthold | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

In the play Waiting for Godot, Godot never arrives, but the entire play is consumed with hand-wringing about what might happen if he did appear. In the case of the Affordable Care Act, there is similar hand-wringing over the Supreme Court decision about the fate of health reform, although we know the answer will arrive by the end of June. What are the possibilities for a Court decision on health reform and what might the impact be in each case? If the entire Act is declared unconstitutional, Americans could lose a number of benefits that have already been implemented; or, we could lose the opportunity, once health reform is fully implemented in 2014, to choose a health plan through a state exchange. With that loss, we would see a revival of the high cost of individual insurance plans and the chance of being rejected for coverage.

Apples and Health Spending

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

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.

Supreme Court Soaks Up The Limelight

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court, suddenly at the heart of presidential politics, is preparing what could be blockbuster rulings on health care an...

What Will America Look Like if Health Reform Is Struck Down?

Emily Spitzer | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Emily Spitzer

The Supreme Court has more than a legal case to consider this spring. It has the future of our nation to decide. Without the Affordable Care Act, more people will be sicker, more people will pay more for their own care, and more people will pay more for other people's care.