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Affordable Health Care Act

Why The Health Care Ruling Matters For This Parent

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.28.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

My first thought when he got sick -- even before his possible mortality, or the fact that he might suffer -- was about insurance. The others were a close second, but the first thing that flashed through my brain was he might be uninsurable.

In Support of Affordable Health Care

Megan Riesz | Posted 08.27.2012 | College
Megan Riesz

Yes, we journalists have a responsibility to deliver news in a way that encourages our readers to think for themselves. But like our more vocal counterparts, we, too, succumb to our convictions.

Under The Radar

Jerry Waxman | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Jerry Waxman

During this election year most media outlets are going to continue to report the most mundane stuff in ways that they think will interest you. Why? It is not in their interests to lessen the revenue stream and it is in their interests to keep you afraid and in the dark.

Supreme Court Might Decide Their Second Election

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

It was a similar crew of conservative justices on the Supreme Court that decided that their long-held beliefs on states' rights were irrelevant and made George W. Bush our next president in 2000. Now, they're back -- and they might decide yet another presidential election.

'Your Money Or Your Life'

Pamela Mays McDonald | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Pamela Mays McDonald

As the Supreme Court, on this third and final day, weighs the future of the Affordable Care Act (AKA "Obamacare"), the saga of Kenya's journey these past few months demonstrates the life-or-death significance of the Court's deliberations.

For Justices Who Act as "Umpires," Constitutionality of Health Care Reform Is a Simple "Yes"

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If the federal government can compel an individual to purchase insurance when he/she is consuming healthcare services, then the argument that the government cannot mandate a person to purchase a privately-offered product is thrown out the window.

Rejecting Affordable Care Act Is Rejecting Constitution

Todd Brewster | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Todd Brewster

The federal government represents voters, so it can tax voters and impose mandates on voters, whether these mandates oblige constituents to join militias or buy muskets, to serve on juries, or buy health-care insurance.

Both Sides: Watch the Track, Not the Horse Race: Gas, Health, Afghanistan

HuffPost Radio | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgReagan and Matalin skip who's up-down in the GOP contest to debate spurting gas prices, the constitutionality of "Obamacare" and our exit strategy from Afghanistan post- massacre. Then: do presidential speeches ever matter, Mr. Reagan?

Common Sense On Obamacare -- From Miami

Alan Fein | Posted 01.29.2012 | Miami
Alan Fein

Most people would be surprised to know that at our federal courthouse, a transplanted Miamian recently wrote an opinion that should provide the intellectual template for a Supreme Court affirmation of Affordable Health Care Act.

Paul Ryan Leads Republicans to Political Suicide

Robert Creamer | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

When the political history of this period is written, the Medicare vote held last week will go down as the turning point that doomed Republican chances to keep control of the House in 2012.

The Affordable Health Care Act: A Law Too Big to Fail?

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

When this case comes to the Supreme Court, the question is going to turn on whether compelling someone to buy something is regulation of commerce, and whether the mandate is "necessary" for health care reform.

How Democrats Could Sweep Gubernatorial and State Legislature Races

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

A little-discussed provision of the Affordable Health Care Act provides an extraordinary opening for Democratic candidates to deliver a simple message that will resonate with voters and sweep them into office. Yes, this year.