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Supreme Court Health Care Reform

Arthur Delaney

Mitch McConnell On 30 Million Uninsured: 'That Is Not The Issue' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have said repeatedly that the landmark health care reform law, upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court last week, must...

Poll: Americans Split On Supreme Court Health Care Ruling

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 06.29.2012 | Religion

(RNS) The Supreme Court's nearly split decision on the new health care law is mirrored by the American public, according to a new survey. On Thursd...

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 ...

Arthur Delaney

Boehner Vows To Repeal What Remains Of Health Care Law After Supreme Court Rules | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) vowed Wednesday that Republicans would repeal whatever parts of health care reform remain standing f...

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

Choice Between Food Or Medicine Is A Reality, Not A Talking Point, For These Older Americans | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.21.2012 | Business

The spectre of senior citizens choosing between food and prescription drugs has been used by politicians so many times, it's become a cliché. For one...

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...

The Supreme Court and Health Care Reform

Stephen M. Davidson | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Stephen M. Davidson

So, since health insurance is interstate commerce, and Congress has the power not only to regulate it, but also to make all laws that are "necessary and proper" for executing its power, why isn't that the end of it?

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...

Are Liberals About to Lose Their Faith in Courts?

Bruce Peabody | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Bruce Peabody

Democrats and Republicans are rethinking whether the courts are political foes or allies -- and the pending health care decision could push them over the edge.

The Supreme Court and Health Care: A Wake-Up Call to Political Reality

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

It is high time that the American voters look behind the wizard's curtain that hides the reality that the judges are making the law to fit their personal political preferences. Once citizens appreciate that reality, they can take the next step.

An Open Letter to the Supreme Court

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

I prefer to think this does not translate simply as "liberal = favorable to Democrats" and "conservative = favorable to Republicans." Yet the radical inconsistency of the court in two recent cases suggests I am insufficiently cynical.

Friday Talking Points -- Obama Attacks! Everybody Run!

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Conservatives, ever since Obama spoke on Monday, have been clutching at their metaphorical handkerchiefs and swooning in Victorian anguish over Obama's words. Which is downright hilarious.

Why Obama Should Run Against the Supreme Court

Marvin Ammori | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
Marvin Ammori

There's a strong case to be made that Obama should run against the Supreme Court however the health-care case turns out, and that his campaign should begin that effort today.

Conservatives and Liberals Agree: Medicare for All Would Be Constitutional

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

From the standpoint of constitutional law, overturning the Affordable Care Act could put dangerous constitutional restraints on Congress's ability to forge national solutions to national economic problems. That's a dangerous precedent that goes far beyond health care policy.

Meet the New Boss: Is the Court Making a Supreme Power Grab?

Ethan Rome | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

If the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act, or key components of it, it will be saying that it's the new boss in lawmaking and that Congress should step aside.

Arthur Delaney

The Supreme Court's Bridge To Nowhere? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

Alan Sorkowitz of Tucson, Ariz., had been planning a road trip to see family this summer, but now that it seems the Supreme Court might strike down th...

Eco Etiquette: What Would Health Care Repeal Mean For The Environment?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. What's the Green stance o...

Jason Linkins

Supreme Court Health Care Decision: Does Worst-Case Scenario Have Bright Side For Obamacare? | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

So, for the second day in a row, Jeffrey Toobin has emerged from the Supreme Court sessions over the Affordable Care Act to declare that the governmen...

What Health Care is Like: Seeking Supreme Analogies

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Health care is nothing like cell phones, or any of the other things that "might" come in handy during some future emergency: a bulletproof vest, a car, a ladder, a fire extinguisher, a helicopter, a Hazmat suit, a gas mask, a tank, etc. Truly, about the worst analogy I've ever heard.

Court Weighs Final Arguments Over Health Care

Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

By James Vicini and Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON--The fate of President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul will be on the line on Wednesday when th...

Court Weighs Crucial Questions

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Concluding three days of fervent, public disagreement, a Supreme Court seemingly split over ideology will now wrestle in private about w...

Mike Sacks

Health Reform Cases Reach Final Day In Supreme Court | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Having tackled, and perhaps terminated, the individual mandate on Tuesday, the Supreme Court will spend its third and final day of the h...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Finds OptImism In Supreme Court Argument | Sam Stein | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was not the best or easiest of days for Donald Verrilli. The U.S. solicitor general, arguing the highest profile case to reach th...